World Cup 2014 Office Sweepstake Ruby Script
Well it would have been rude not to wouldn’t it?
Like a lot of other offices, we like to add a sprinkling of fun, harmless gambling to the World Cup by each drawing teams in a sweepstake.
A lot of the websites I found when I Googled ‘world cup sweepstake’ were so ridiculously overcomplicated that I figured it would be just as quick to program something.
10 minutes later - problem solved.
This isn’t by any means a complicated problem to solve, but one I thought I’d do anyway. My solution is 21 lines of code but I’m certain it could be made much shorter. Perhaps a challenege for when I literally have nothing better to do with my time.
My World Cup 2014 Sweepstake generator.
How to use it…
$ git clone email@example.com:coolbox/sweepstake.git
$ cd sweepstake
$ ruby sweepstake.rb
Enter the names of the people taking part in your sweepstake.
Pete, Rob, Kylie
Wait for the output and share with the rest of your sweepstake participants.
Player (number of teams assigned): team names
Pete(11): Russia, United States, Ghana, Spain, Brazil, Uruguay, Switzerland, Côte d’Ivoire, Netherlands, Belgium, Korea Republic
Rob(10): Colombia, Honduras, France, Iran, Germany, Croatia, Australia, Argentina, Ecuador, Chile
Kylie(11): Japan, Algeria, England, Nigeria, Cameroon, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Costa Rica, Mexico