StoutFiles - 1:59 pm on Dec 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
It may be a glorified job interview, however, the competition will find the best quick and dirty coders, not the best programmers, not even close. If they are lucky, they will find good analytical brains, but that is certainly not guaranteed.
Yes, but they will find the best programmers willing to work hard for barely any money. How perfect is that?
The thought of world class programmers needing a "job" makes me sick.
I think most of the participants will be younger people in high school or college. I think the 5K prize should weed out the best programmers(unless they compete only for the "glory" of winning a Facebook event).