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Representing the geek team are Mark Fasheh, Greg Burd and Charles Lamb from Sleepycat Software, the open source company that was recently bought by Oracle. Tongue in cheek, Allison introduces them as members of the Berkeley DB product line, "which Oracle will soon kill."
The nerd team — MySQL co-founder Brian Aker, his colleague Jay Pipes, and Ted Tso, a Linux kernel hacker from IBM — concentrate on working out the answer to a question.
The geeks and the nerds are tested on the four pillars of geekdom — computers, science fiction, comic books and space. This was the answer to the question: "what technology company has its own song book?"