DUSTIN'S holding a. watch and MARK is walking slowly back and
forth behind the five "interviewees" who are intensely typing
at their keyboards.
EDUARDO slowly makes his way through the crowd to MARK. He can
see that on the computer screens are a whole lot of numbers
and letters that neither he nor we can understand.
He stands next to MARK and watches this for a moment. Every
once in a while, one of the contestants will throw back their
shot of Jack Daniels which will instantly get re-filled by a
PRETTY ASIAN GIRL. Throughout all this the CHEERING CONTINUES.
What's goin' on?
They have 10 minutes to get 'root access
to a Python webserver, expose its SSL
encryï¿½ti_on and then intercept all traffic
over its secure port.
All behind a Pix Firewall Emulator. But
here's the beauty.
You know I didn't understand what you
just said, right?
I do know that.
What's the beauty?
Every 10th line of code written, they
have to drink a shot. And hacking's
supposed to be stealth, so anytime the
server detects an intrusion, the
candidate responsible has to drink a
shot. I also have a program running that
has a pop-up window appear simultaneously
on all five computers--the last candidate
to hit the window has to drink a shot.
Plus every three minutes they all have to
drink a shot.
All five candidates drain their shot glasses and slam them
down where they get re-filled by the pretty Asian girl.
Can I ask--what part of the interns' jobs
will they need to be able to do drunk?
You're right. A more relevant test would
be seeing if they can keep a chicken
alive for a week.
what I just said was mean and I'm sorry.
Are we alright? We started this as a
EDUARDO hands MARK a thick envelope---
I opened a new account and put $18,000
it. Will that get you through the summer?
MARK looks at EDUARDO...
Suddenly two of the candidates hands shoot up almost at the
MARK glances over at the first screen, then the second...
welcome to Facebook.
The place ERUPTS. The pretty ASIAN GIRL hits an mp3 player
that's been hooked up to speakers and a Dr. Dre song blares
out--"California, it's time to party..."
The two winners are hugging each other and getting wild
congratulations from the crowd.
MARK looks back at EDUARDO and smiles...EDUARDO gives him a
pat on the back and we