InfoWorld: Brains battle at LinuxWorld Expo's Golden Penguin Bowl
Feb 01, 2001, 16:56 (0 Talkback[s])
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"What is a teergrube? How about a sig virus? What does RTFB
mean? What does "bash" stand for? Who created MS-DOS? What
operating system ran the 3DO? If you know the answers to these
obscure queries, you are a prime candidate for competing in the
Golden Penguin Bowl. The team quiz-bowl event is a highlight of
LinuxWorld Expo here, the annual gathering of geeks and nerds of
the Linux community."
"Hosted by Nicholas Petreley, Linux evangelist for Caldera
Systems, the event is a chance for the big players of the community
to strut their stuff and, in this case, to prove who knows the most
obscure trivia. Two teams -- the Geeks and the Nerds -- clash
in a battle of wits. Members of this year's Nerds team included
Rick Moen of LinuxWorld and Chris DiBona of VA Linux Systems. The
Geeks included Jeremy Allison of Samba, Sunil Saxena of Intel, and
Tim Wright of IBM."
"The two teams were expanded on the spot, with two members of
the audience selected to join those onstage. One choice was an
obvious setup: Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel, joined
the Nerds team."