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Escape from /dev/null (or just /dev/null for short) is series of unique and engaging programming competitions.

Actually, they differ from traditional programming competitions in that they are not boring, not about boring things, mostly shy away from abstract algorithmic brain-twisters and instead focus on practicality and having fun.

The 'outer game' is played by logging int to a web-based interface. It could theoretically be played online entirely, but it's always done in a ballroom setting where all players as teams and the judges meet in person during the game.

The 'inner game' is revealed one challenge at a time where teams create their own way of interacting with it.

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    Ditaya Ditaya joined
    March 15, 2013
    "Graduate Student in Carnegie Mellon University"
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    Alexander Z.

    "Only one day left, I'm excited to play this programmers­ vs programmers­ game, but the 1st challenge so far is to get to the EA Headquarter­s at 8AM :) 1st southbound calltrain comes to Belmont station at 8:58AM Can smb pick me at San Mateo in the mor..."

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    Peter S.

    "Next Saturday morning in Redwood City the first Escape from /dev/null developer game will start. Many of you could come, some could not...."

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