NPR Life: 2015 Release Names

If you’re just tuning in, the NPR tech team has been playing a guessing game with the theme of each year’s code release names. The names are in alphabetical order, and a successful guess earned the winner the responsibility of coming up with the next year’s theme. We thought it would be fun to let our blog readers try their hand at it. So, each week, we’ll show the list of names, and give out the answer the following week.

Here’s the answer for the 2014 theme. They are all characters in Broadway musicals.

From Anna in The King and I to the Witch in Into the Woods.

The full list:

Anna: King & I

Bowles: Cabaret

Curly: Oklahoma

Detroit: Guys & Dolls

Eliza: My Fair Lady

Frankie: Jersey Boys

Glinda: Wicked

Higgins: My Fair Lady

Iscariot: Jesus Christ Superstar

Jelly Roll: Jelly’s Last Jam

Krelbourn: Little Shop of Horrors

Leo: The Producers

Magnolia: Showboat

Nicely Nicely: Guys & Dolls

Oliver: Oliver

Pippin: Pippin

Quixote: Man of La Mancha

Roxie: Chicago

Simba: Lion King

Tevye: Fiddler on the Roof

Ula: The Producers

Valjean: Les Miserables

Witch: Into the Woods


On to 2015!

As is usual, I’m going to reveal the names three at a time, to make it a bit more challenging. Keep scrolling to get the full list.

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Bellerophon

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Damogran

Eternia

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Gallifrey

Hoth

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Jumanji

Kobol

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Melmac

Narn

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Pern

Qo’nos

Rylos

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Skaro

Terminus

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Vulcan


There’s the whole A to V! Good luck! See if you can figure it out without resorting to a search engine.

If you want to show off, you can comment with your guess, or tweet at The NPR Tech Team.

We’ll reveal the answer next week.