ecm recently attended the Computer Labs Recruitment Fair at Cambridge University. At this event, we held our usual puzzle exercise which garnered a lot of interest from students as well as from other companies attending.
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We asked people to pick out from the word search above two programming languages which would be the most obscure (or at least not mentioned by others attending the fair). The only rules in place were that language names needed to be three letters or more, and found horizontally or vertically (backwards or forwards) within the grid.
Of the 29 language names implanted within the puzzle, only 15 were picked out with the most mentioned being: Fortran, Haskell and COQ. Interestingly, only one person picked out Python!
We’ll be shortly announcing the winners of this competition on our website.
[Please note that this competition is no longer accepting new entries and was only in place for attendees of the Computer Labs Recruitment Fair – 17th November 2017.]