This is a fun session based on the popular UK game show Countdown (and its parody "8/10 cats does Countdown").
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.
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C++ Does Countdown!
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