PHP Throwdown

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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)
  3. All projects will be hosted on the same server and SVN access will be provided equally to all.
  4. You can use PHP4 or PHP5, MySQL or SQLite, Ajax, HTML, XHTML, and Javascript but please no Flash.
  5. The panel of judges will nail down finalists in each category, and then the winners will be chosen by the PHP Community at large.
  6. 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) or leave a comment on the site.