Wednesday, 24 October 2007

The aftermath

We are wrapping up our efforts on the ICFP Programming Contest 2007. Most contest-related matters have been finished by now.

If you want to read more about the ICFP Programming contest, you should have a look at our report about it.

You can order a t-shirt with the after picture on the back, and one picture from the arrival sequence on the front from cafepress, or create your own t-shirt using these materials (4.3MB).

If you want to see the presentation we gave about the contest at ICFP 2007, have a look at our video (with an explanation about how to solve the contest problem starting at 18:00, and Endo appearing at around 1:12:00).

The question we got after the contest was:
How much time did you spend creating it?
We have different answers to this question, but probably the one that comes closest to the truth is: as much as we enjoyed creating it.

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Endo lives!

At the International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP) in Freiburg last week, we announced the results of the ICFP Programming Contest 2007.

Just as last year, the first prize was won by Team Smartass from Google research.

The second prize was one by the United Coding Team from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

The judges' prize was won by Celestial Dire Badger (Jed Davis).

The highest survival chance produced during the contest (by Team Smartass) was over 90%, so Endo survived! Endo actually came with us to Freiburg to say `thank you' to the people present.

Later in the week he was spotted by several ICFP attendants in the city of Freiburg, running around and enjoying himself.