Google has decided on its "least unfair" solution to its mistakes in the Code Jam tournament to win tickets to its I/O conference: everyone will be a winner. Yesterday the Chocolate Factory admitted that its coders had made a mistake in a competition that would see 100 developers win the right to buy highly prized tickets to the …
At least you get the chance of a ticket... Who could've been sure otherwise... ...
The fire marshall should love that
Win the right to buy?
IO IO it's open and free we can't go
Malware authors desperate to get their hands on code that won't be available to the public until there's another update imminent
Manufacturers yawn - 2.3 is good enough for you!
Here's hoping that everyone on of those 100 all worked for Sun
Good fun - and a way forward for next year
I took part in the code jam and narrowly missed out from being in the top 100. It was good fun and Google took the right decision - but then I would say that!
More importantly less than 300 people took part so the odds of getting a ticket were very good. If Google have any sense they'll use code jam to select at least half the ticket holders for next year.
Code jam tickets are also non-transferrable - at least the ones issued this week are.
What was the competition?
I tried visiting the page but its dead. What sort of thing were they after?
- Xmas Round-up Ten top tech toys to interface with a techie’s Christmas stocking
- Xmas Round-up Ghosts of Christmas Past: Ten tech treats from yesteryear
- Review Hey Linux newbie: If you've never had a taste, try perfect Petra ... mmm, smells like Mint 16
- Analysis Microsoft's licence riddles give Linux and pals a free ride to virtual domination
- NSFW Oz couple get jiggy in pharmacy in 'banned' condom ad