Live Coda 2006 has happened, and I only just found out about it.
For those who don’t want to follow the link ..
Teams of two, three or four programmers will compete during the evening to solve a simple task (basic input/output and array manipulation) in the shortest time possible.
With each programmer on a separate machine working on a single shared program source projected onto Loops 23 foot screen.
Prizes are awarded for fastest solution time, so team collaboration is going to be more important than pure programming ability.
Tell me that doesn’t sound like a blast. Getting to combine, not just solo, with other programmers to achieve a very time-restricted goal. It’s like an episode of 24 .. except each ep is ten minutes long.
This kind of exciting take on development is awesome. It really is. To sensationalise the world of programming. Sensationalise in a good way. I hope we see more of it.