ICFP Programming Contest: Interest in Ruby team?

Hey all,

Last year, I was on the organizing committee for the International
Conference on Functional Programming’s annual programming contest. We
had
161 teams participate in the competition, which is supposed to crown the
“best programming language” (the top 3 places last year were to Haskell
and
Dylan entries).

Registration to this year’s contest opened yesterday, see here for the
announcement on Lambda the Ultimate:
http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/1600

The contest will be held the weekend of July 21-24: Teams will be given
a
task to complete in whatever language they choose. The winners will get
bragging rights, and a subsidized trip to the ICFP conference in
Portland
this September. This year’s theme will be “computational
archaeolinguistics.”

I think this is a great opportunity for us to show off this community
and
the awesomeness of the Ruby language. I’d be willing to help organize a
“Team Ruby” entry if there is enough interest.

If you are interested in participating, let me know.

Maurice

Links:

This year’s contest page: http://icfpcontest.org/index.shtml
Last year’s contest page, with results and task, just as an example:
http://icfpc.plt-scheme.org/

On Jul 4, 2006, at 9:57 AM, Maurice Codik wrote:

I think this is a great opportunity for us to show off this
community and
the awesomeness of the Ruby language. I’d be willing to help
organize a
“Team Ruby” entry if there is enough interest.

I have done this contest for years (last year with Ruby) and will
compete again this year. It’s my favorite of all programming
contests and I highly recommend it for those who love a good challenge.

James Edward G. II
D

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