There were two online elimination rounds yesterday with ten challenges to be completed within strict time limits. Most had to be done within ten minutes. Then the competitors who completed all or almost all the challenges were invited to a live round in American Fork.
There were eight of us left at American Fork at 4:00pm for the final round. The challenge was to write an extremely high-throughput internet server from scratch in ninety minutes. Unless you’ve done it before, that is almost impossible. But we did get several entries which came close to the theshold of processing ten thousand simultaneous connections.
Since none of us quite crossed the line, however, we agreed to split the prize money and look forward to another contest next year.