Stas Bekman stas at stason.org
Wed Jan 21 19:42:47 CST 2004

Scott Penrose wrote:
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> I love the idea of doing a competition and organising a prize from 
> someone. It worked great at Linux Conf (although I doubt IBM will give 
> Perl a $40,000 IBM !!!).
> I think however that the task needs to be a little closer to achievable. 
> The competition in Linux Conf was only an AI for a 3D Tetris game - not 
> a HUGE bit of code, but still a challenge.
> A Pure Coverage solution would be the holy grail but probably not a fair 
> test for a small prize ?
> Maybe the domain can remain the same but the solution simplified ?

How about putting the challenge into a good cause. Make people compete at 
closing perl/CPAN modules bugs (RT's). A person who closes the most amount of 
bugs wins. The committee could choose a pool of bugs to choose from (picking 
interesting bugs and probably giving each a different weight to be fair.)

I guess the only hard part is for the jury to verify that the bug was actually 
resolved. Just an idea ;)

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