Elizabeth Naramore has announced a new contest called the PHP Throwdown. It is a 24 programming contest to see who can make the best app (either individually or as a team) and will be held on January 27, 2007. There will be 4 categories of apps you can compete in – one of which is Misc (so you can do your own thing).
Although the rules are still being hammered out they include:
- You only have 24 hours to code your app. You may have an idea of how you want the app to work and a basic db structure worked out on paper, but no coding will have been done before the start of the competition.
- You can have as many people on your team as you would like (bigger teams may mean more manpower, but also mean a heckuva lot more coordination and delegation)
- All projects will be hosted on the same server and SVN access will be provided equally to all.
- The panel of judges will nail down finalists in each category, and then the winners will be chosen by the PHP Community at large.
- All apps must be licensed with a CC compatible license.
They are still working on a few issues on various specifics for the competition so if you want to help out or just make a few suggestions, you can contact them at info(a)phpthrowdown.com or leave a comment on the site.