World Cup 2014 Office Sweepstake Ruby Script

12/06/2014, Less than a 1 minute read.

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…

Step 1:
$ git clone

$ cd sweepstake

Step 2:
$ ruby sweepstake.rb

Step 3:
Enter the names of the people taking part in your sweepstake.

e.g Pete, Rob, Kylie

Step 4:
Wait for the output and share with the rest of your sweepstake participants.

Example output: