Master of Ceremonies – Adam Tauno Williams Programmer / Operations – Jon Smitley
Tonight was the night! The celebration of the 5th year of Geek Jeopardy. Jon Smitley put Open Source tools together with the game process to create an application with a graphical user interface for the display of the categories, points, and answers. It even handles the game scoring. Back in October of 2001, on Halloween, KLUG members gathered in Dunbar Hall on the WMU campus for what was being billed then as Open Source Jeopardy. Adam Tauno Williams’ brainchild has become a KLUG tradition. Adam and Jon worked hard, gave their time, and delivered a night of great entertainment. Three cheers!
The competition was fierce again this year. The challenging questions made it even more interesting. The lead was traded between the teams due to risk taking. It was an apparent strategy to refrain from guessing. Tyler and Mark controlled the board for several long point runs only to stumble on high point guesses. John and Bruce played the "just answer the ones you know for sure" game and that worked for them. Each team demonstrated strength in the various categories. Those Open Source tools Jon used were the best available for serious web development. AMP stands for the Apache web server, the MySQL database, and the widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML… known as PHP!
Eight large pizzas from Pizza Hut were devoured and there was a variety of soda in 2-liter containers consumed. After two official feeding sessions there were plenty of pop and pizza slices left.
The night was full of frivolity and laughter. There are many inside themes in the Open Source / Linux universe and few escaped a remark or two. It does make one wonder why there weren't more GEEKS in attendance for this. We could have accommodated twice as many people with food, team membership, and fun!!! 2005 KLUG GEEK JEOPARDY TEAMS *********************************** Team 1A - John Bridleman & Bruce Smith Team 2B - Tyler Haske & Mark Jones Team 3C - Andrew Thompson & John Sarma Team 4D – Bill Hollett & Stuart Gillis <-- RETURNING CHAMPS!
SCORES AT THE END OF DOUBLE JEOPARDY Team 1A - 224 Team 2B - 216 Team 3C - 768 Team 4D - 30
FINAL SCORES Team 1A 225 <-- THE 2005 WINNERS! GO JOHN & BRUCE!!! Team 2B ---
Each single jeopardy category contains an question worth 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, and 256 points. Each double jeopardy category contains an question worth 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, and 512 points.
And of course, the final Jeopardy question. This year the category was MALWARE! Team 1A got it right and team 2B, confident in their guess, lost it all in that moment.
SINGLE JEOPARDY ****************** PHP – Everyone’s favorite web scripting language. Geek Cinema - All the sci-fi and fantasy movies since the Geek Jeopardy event last year, including any movie starring Sandra Bullock. /etc - Anything and everything you'll find in /etc Who Said - A quote, said by who? SQL - How you talk to the box that knows. Lucas - All about the saga that finally ended. 802.11 - Can you hack me now? Math Mania - You knew you should have paid attention in High School. IPC - Inter-Process Communications, the how, the why, and the "Why the *@^*&$^*&@! doesn't it work!" Stellar - Looking up.
DOUBLE JEOPARDY ******************* /lib - libcidn.so.1 is what again? LDAP - What you thought there wasn't going to be an LDAP category? Hard Copy - Anything and everything to do with turning bits in RAM to spots on paper. Linus - The Man! Apache Mod - All about what really makes Apache rock. XML - Say it with me... "eXtensible Markup Language". Who needs sliced bread when you have XML? Java - Mmmmm, coffeeee. Nano-Tech - Really really small stuff. .NET - What Java should have been. Jargon File - Oh yea! Everyone's favorite category.