Python Bee

Thought up in 2009 by a group of MIT students who entered the Python bee into a competition for “bad ideas”, a Python bee is like a spelling bee for programmers.

Instead of spelling words, participants are given functions to write and must spell them out loud - one character at a time, without looking at the code that they’re writing! Players must spell valid Python and every character counts, including symbols and whitespace.

And the twist for the second round (credit for this one goes to dropboxblogs):

You’re now allowed to look at the code, but… you must now team up with other programmers, entering alternate characters without being allowed to communicate via any other means.

In order for everyone to be able to have a go, we’ll split up into small groups to play - for those that want to be competitive, we’ll use a scoring system so that we can still declare an overall champion. You’re very welcome to come along just to have fun though!

TL;DR - fun/slightly ridiculous programming games :)

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