On Saturday, Sept. 12, we hosted the not-quite-annual, but always-awesome Instructure Mebipenny Coding Challenge at our Salt Lake City and Chicago offices. About 200 people participated on game day, scoring at least one point in the first round. As the day wore on, the competition grew fierce (in an analytical, methodical kind of way), until only 20 coders were left in the final round—10 in Salt Lake City and 10 in Chicago.
Here’s a breakdown of this year’s passing submissions by language. Having been the dominant language at our first Mebipenny challenge in 2011, C# made a comeback to unseat Java, which was dominant in 2012. (You may notice that if you combine Python 2 and Python 3, Python would come in second place. Sorry Python fans, but you made this mess.)
Many thanks to everyone who participated. We hope to see you again next year, or at some not-quite-annual interval.