The elimination round saw teams starting with a link to an EXE file that led to a puzzle of missing prime numbers. The first four teams with the correct answer went on to the semi-finals.
Recovering messages from PPM images, finding secret phrases, helping Olympic athletes take their drugs… it was a varied night of coding challenges.
The final code-down was between the Free Software Melbourne team and the “My Little Pony” team (I think that was the team name… it was late, there was wine, but I swear they called themselves “My Little Pony”).
My Little Pony was victorious in a battle of wits, wit, coding and an amusing Django app that almost worked.