Phoenix.pm: ICFP contest coming up
Peter.Loo at bannerhealth.com
Thu Jun 26 11:22:21 CDT 2003
I would love to offer my knowledge and time to this cause. I have never
attended any of the meeting or events so I think it is about time. I
have done quite a bit of PERL programming, but in the past year or so, I
have done very little. I will contribute whatever necessary.
Count me in.
1441 N. 12th Street,
Phoenix, AZ 85008
From: Scott Walters [mailto:scott at illogics.org]
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 2:10 AM
To: phoenix-pm-list at happyfunball.pm.org
Subject: Phoenix.pm: ICFP contest coming up
Me not being ready and then scheduling conflicts delayed the next
meeting a while. Sorry about that.
The International Functional Programming Competition is upon us! Perl
has had numerous entries each and every year, and yet has never won.
Who will stand up and fight with me? Who will defend the honor and glory
of Perl against cleaner, more elegant languages?
Top three entries (think there were 300 or so last year) win a trip to
the Functional Programming convention, in lovely Sweden this year, and
$1500 in prizes, too =) Reguardless, it is always challenging, open
ended, and a wonderful way to have fun and improve your hacking skills.
Entries need not be done in functional style, though the competitions
(algorithms, AI, etc) are designed to favor the style. Last year, I did
something with a basard mix of OO and functional programming that still
amuses the heck out of me. (Should code be funny? I don't know.)
The contest spans three days (take Monday off). Last year, the AI robots
competed head to head and in an elimination to select the winner, so
It starts this weekend, if I read it right. I'd love to get a band of
hackers together. If people want to spend (or all) of the three days
working in physical proximity, my home is available. I have a guest room
and a fold out couch. Safeway sells Jolt, and I can stock up on organic
sumatra. Sorry, Fountain Hills is a tweak free zone. Go to Mesa for
that. No one is too young or too old, and intermediate and novice
programmers are welcome.
To learn more about Functional Programming, poke at that site, or better
yet, go to http://perldesignpatterns.com/?FunctionalProgramming.
They can take our freedom, but they can never our pride!
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