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GatorLUG Meeting | 2011 Codeslinger Shootout

Nov 16 2011 6:00 pm
Nov 16 2011 9:00 pm
America/New York

Announcing the 6th Annual Codeslinger Shootout!

We will meet in Stuzin Hall room 102 on the UF campus. Stuzin Hall is near the corner of University Avenue and 13th street. Here is a link to the campus map Search for Stuzin and the map will indicate exactly where to find it. Lots of UF employees will have left campus at 6pm but parking is still a challenge in this area. So, plan for that and come early.

On November 16, 2011 you are invited to test your fast thinking and programming skills at the GatorLUG meeting. You could win the coveted title of "Fastest Codeslinger of 2011", a cool mug proclaiming your victory, and Amazon gift cards.

We'll also have t-shirts for the first 20 people to register.

Main Street Softworks has generously offered to sponsor the tournament again this year.

First prize - A $300 gift card from

Second prize - A $150 gift card from

Third prize - A $50 gift card from

Please register for the tournament by Monday, November 7, 2011 so that we can plan to have enough space and get the t-shirts ready.


1. Enter the contest by emailing your name, programming language of choice and t-shirt size (S,M,L,XL) to clinton _AT_ on or before November 7, 2011. You are not limited to using this language during the contest but you do need to be registered to participate. You can register up to the day before the tournament but we can't guarantee a shirt for you if you wait that long.
2. Bring your laptop (or borrow one from a friend) to the meeting.
3. You may use any programming/scripting language/environment you want.
4. You may not use search engines to look for example code to copy and paste during the event.
5. You will start up your laptop and programming environment.
6. Your hands will come off the laptop and stay off until the start signal is given.
7. If you touch the computer before the start signal you will be disqualified.
8. A general problem with a single correct answer will be presented.
9. You may solve the problem with an algorithm or a simulation.
10. There will be a question and answer period.
11. After the question and answer period, the start signal will be given.
12. The first person to show their source code and correct answer output to one of the contest judges wins.
13. A judge will look at the code and output to verify the winner.
14. The decision of the judge will be final, no whining allowed.
15. Hats, boots and leather are optional but good for style points.