Quixey Challenge: $100 for a 1-Minute Coding PuzzleOctober 3rd, 2011 | Posted by in Technology
We hire engineers who think in algorithms, dream in code, and eat control structures for breakfast (e.g. Froot Loops). We’re looking for people with a sixth sense for good code – people who can fix bugs with their mind. So today, we’re introducing the Quixey Challenge.
The Quixey Challenge
We show you a famous algorithm with a bug, you fix it in 1 minute or less.
If you successfully complete the challenge, we’ll send you
- An exclusive “founder’s edition” Quixey T-shirt
Not bad for 1 minute!
- The algorithm will be implemented as a Python function.
- The function will not have a syntax error.
- The function won’t always return the correct thing.
- It will be possible to make the function return the correct thing either by adding one line of code, or by modifying one line of code.
- Tom McCabe
- Mathijs Vogelzang
- Zachary Travis
- Andy Terrel
- Zack Bloom
- Tanooj Luthra
- Dylan Lukes
- Felipe Restrepo
- David Bieber
- Jacob Hurwitz
- Mark Vitale
- Karl-Aksel Puulmann
- Arjun Comar
- Anand Oza
- Shawn Park
How to Play
Got a minute? Just send an IM to Skype user
quixeychallenge. We’ll be monitoring that account today (Monday, October 10) from 7am to 7pm PDT. Good luck!
*Update: Due to the success of the Quixey Challenge, we created quixeychallenge.com, where you can complete practice questions and qualify for upcoming challenges.