Looking for a funny t-shirt or t-shirt ideas relevant to developers coding in Scala

S Connelly
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Hello all,

I hosting a hackathon event and I need some ideas for a t-shirt that will be given to the winning "crowd" favorite team. There are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes (judged by an executive committee), but I added an additional award for all the participants to have their own say.

I need a t-shirt that is relevant to this group of Scala programmers. However, I am not immersed enough in coding and Scala to determine what isn't stupid/cheesy, but genuinely funny or "oh so true".

A few other facts that may give context:
- It a hard working group of about 200 developers
- Largely coding in Scala on Macs and Ubuntu  - WHAT? Scala is a rejected topic by EE??
- Our product is designed for the business enterprise market

Any suggestions are appreciated. They can be as actual t-shirt examples, a graphic, or a quote that I can use to make my own.

Thank you :)
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer

Commented:
Since this is a particularly restrictive topic, you may have better luck submitting this question to the people who will be attending the event.
S ConnellyTechnical Writer

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Commented:
Thanks. :)

But, the point of asking here is that it's supposed to be a surprise prize.
Most Valuable Expert 2013

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Why not go for something more generic so other coders will understand?
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Commented:
A very good quote I saw and like is
There is no place like 127.0.0.1

I also like the quick sort algorithm on a t-shirt (for real coders!). Here is one in Java, but you can print one for scala as well.
nociSoftware Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2018

Commented:
This might be nice....

https://gist.github.com/pathikrit/6fa878fe87c6160a52c4c27dabbfa6df

Not sure if Scala has entries in Obfuscated code contents.  Could be nice as well.
S ConnellyTechnical Writer

Author

Commented:
Thanks for your suggestions.

Does anyone here code in Scala?

I was thinking of something like this fun javascript idea, but translated into Scala:
Original: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor/comments/3rmikr/free_drink_anyone/

var your_drink;
var reverse=function(s) {
    return s.split("").reverse().join("");
}
var bartender = {
    str1: "ers",
    str2: reverse("rap"),
    str3: "amet",
    request:function(preference) {
        return preference+".Secret word: "
        +this.str2+this.str3+this.str1;
    }
};
bartender.request(your_drink);

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I would modify the output to something more appropriate. But it would be more interesting if I could have this code as Scala.

My only concern is that it might be too simplistic/not clever enough for my audience.
nociSoftware Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2018

Commented:
Hm. i am not sure deletion is the right thing.
As you got an answer.
If it is in the wrong topic area, then ask moderation for changing the topic area.
nociSoftware Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2018

Commented:
object Main {
  def main(args: Array[String]) {
    try {
      conference.attend(args)
    } catch {
      case e: noTicket => 
        println("No Admittance")
    }
  }
}

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S ConnellyTechnical Writer

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Commented:
Hi Noci.

That "support personnel" code is funny.

But I am looking for something funny or intellectual regarding Scala. I considered closing this EE Q b/c I figured that I wasn't reaching Scala programmers here. I don't think there are any other forums on EE that are more appropriate.

At any rate, I think I have a reasonably close translation (to Scala) of that bartender meme.
object bartender
{
  val str1 = "ers"
  val str2 = "rap".reverse
  val str3 = "amet"
  def request(preference: String) = {
    s"$preference.Secret word: $str2$str3$str1"
  }
}

But I've reconsidered, I don't think this is clever enough (if I modified the words to something related to my company).
nociSoftware Engineer
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Commented:
That code is Scala....
You can creat object if you like:
object Visitor {
     Val has_ticket : "Yes" ;   Val Name = "................"
}

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Where you can put a name sticker on the ...... line, or write with Cloth-Feltpen.
(And align the .... around the top left of the body.)
S ConnellyTechnical Writer

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Commented:
Thanks all.

I think my idea wasn't fully baked. Sorry for the slow response.

Thank you for your input. :)

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