Ludum Dare is a pretty popular programming competition that's held every once in awhile- basically, a theme is announced on Friday, and you have only a single weekend to create a game around that theme. The next one starts tomorrow!
Is anybody participating? I might, if I don't have anything else to do. I know JavaPF is always looking for ways to promote the site, and this might be an opportunity for that?
Anyway, just thought I'd let people around here know about it, since it's a pretty cool event. Of course you're allowed to use Java in the competition!
Full disclosure- I am in no way affiliated with the competition or the people running it, and I've actually never entered it. I've just seen the results of past competitions, and it's almost scary what people can come up with in 48 hours.