[Phoenix-pm] ICFP this weekend! 3 days of intense programming!

Brock awwaiid at thelackthereof.org
Wed Jul 19 12:36:48 PDT 2006

Yes, everyone is welcome to join our team. So far it is myself, Scott,
and David (who is coming down from Flagstaff). All levels of Perl-fu are
welcome, and even if you just want to come over so we can practice
explaining our solution to you and you point out how we are crazy and
wrong then that is great too.

Last year the conference (where we get to go if we win) was held in
Tallinn, Estonia. This year it is in... drumroll....

... Portland Oregon. Not exactly Estonia, but it would be cool anyway :)

At our next meeting we'll present the problem and talk about our own and
other possible solutions.


On 2006., Scott Walters wrote:
| http://icfpcontest.org/
| Those of us who have done this by ourselves in the past are really sold on
| the idea of having a bit more of a team this time around.  The puzzles
| lend themselves to optimization, where it's easy enough to create a 
| correct solution, but with a bit of cleverness, you can make a better
| solution.  The winning team gets flown to the International Functional
| Programming Conference, usually somewhere in Europe, and publically honored.
| In the past, OCaml, Haskell, C++, and damn near everything *except* Perl
| has won (er, has been used by the winning team), and some of us here want
| to represent for Perl, yo.  Unloading all of your most brutal techniques
| you don't dare putting into production is great fun, and you'll likely 
| come to a number of epiphanies as your mind is forced to expand under
| the pressure.  
| I'll bring Jolt Cola and generic Provigil.  
| -scott
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