OK, I don’t contribute much to the software community but I’m feeling generous today.
Since I run this pool at my office and for some unknown and weird reasons the link is #1 on Google for Euro 2008 Office Pool, I figured I’d share the piece of code that runs that “system” with the public.
Its basically a PHP/MySQL app with a few tables that are self-explanatory (I hope). You just enter who picked what teams and players and then just update the results as they happen – watch the entrants rise and fall as each team wins, loses or ties. Its quite fun really, much better than doing cocaine. The PDF form that entrants fill out is part of the zip along with everything else you need, but here it is anyway if you want to take a look.
Download the ZIP file here. All you really need to do is dump the schema in a MySQL 5 database (maybe even 4 might work), change the database info in ez_sql.php file (just replace INSERT_HOST tags etc.) and you’re good to go.
If you do feel like joining the pool, send me your entry form and $16 through PayPal to zarars at gmail