We will be using the online coding practice site http://cyber-dojo.org
Instead of picking vowels and consonants the teams take it in turns to pick 6 tokens from 5 categories: keywords, identifiers, operators, punctuators, and literals! Then the countdown timer starts. After ~8 mins we all stop and review the submissions. The aim of the game is to write the smallest C++ program containing all the tokens that compiles. Points will be awarded. There will be winners, there will be losers but everyone will have a fun time and there will be lots of learning.
Jon Jagger is a well-known software coach-consultant-mentor-trainer-programmer specializing in agile software development (people and process), test driven development, deliberate practice, design, analysis, OO, UML, curly bracket languages (C#, C, C
Ben Hanson started programming in 1983 using Sinclair BASIC, then moving on to Z80 machine code and assembler. In 1988 he programmed 68000 assembler on the ATARI ST and it was 1990 when he started his degree in Computing Systems where he learnt Pascal, C and C++ as well as various academic programming languages (ML, LISP etc.)