Phoenix.pm: ICFP contest coming up
cakrum at cox.net
Thu Jun 26 21:15:44 CDT 2003
This sounds like fun. Unfortunately, I'm going on vacation next week so I'll
be pretty busy this weekend. I'd like to get involved though. Let me know if
I can be of any help.
BTW I got a chance to poke around perldesignpatterns a little. Cool site.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Walters" <scott at illogics.org>
To: <phoenix-pm-list at happyfunball.pm.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 2:09 AM
Subject: Phoenix.pm: ICFP contest coming up
> Howdy folks...
> 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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