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Dallas/Ft Worth (And Now New York/Atlanta/Philadelphia/Chicago/Sydney/Turkey) Perl Mongers Worldwide Hackathon Invitational

by Tommy (Chaplain)
on Dec 18, 2013 at 01:43 UTC ( #1067570=perlnews: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Update -- Now participating also: New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Sydney Australia, Turkey, and other parts of the the EU

You could call it the DFW.pm's "Winter of Code". You could call it a contest. You could call it fun. You could call it Perl...

...And you'd be right. DFW.pm (so far joined by NY.pm -- all groups invited) is holding in a competition that runs from now until January 8th when the code of each competitor will be pitted against the others in a live Google hangout world-wide Perl Mongers meeting.

The aim of the competition is to "deduplicate" 100 gigabytes of random file data, using Perl, as fast as possible. If your code can do it the fastest, without killing the contest server, you win. The winner gets to choose the topic of the next hackathon competition (and/or host it), and gets the recognition of having won a world-wide competition in Perl.

The competition is open to all, provided a few criteria are met which establish legitimacy of participation. YOU'RE INVITED!

Full details can be read on the dfw.pm.org website.

The contest is discussed on The DFW.pm mailing list

The hackathon was organized by Tommy Butler and John Fields of Dallas, TX, and is being hosted by the Dallas Makerspace.

Our resources are finite, so we may have to stop accepting entries if server load gets too high. Get your notice of intention to participate to the mailing list asap.

Comment on Dallas/Ft Worth (And Now New York/Atlanta/Philadelphia/Chicago/Sydney/Turkey) Perl Mongers Worldwide Hackathon Invitational
Re: Dallas/Ft Worth (And Now New York) Perl Mongers Joint Hackathon Invitational
by Tommy (Chaplain) on Dec 18, 2013 at 22:42 UTC

    Update -- Now participating also: Atlanta and Philadelphia...

Re: Dallas/Ft Worth (And Now New York/Atlanta/Philadelphia) Perl Mongers Joint Hackathon Invitational
by Tommy (Chaplain) on Dec 19, 2013 at 23:38 UTC

    Wow! John Fields and I are pretty excited: The DFW Hackathon competition just made the front page news feed on perl.org

Re: Dallas/Ft Worth (And Now New York/Atlanta/Philadelphia) Perl Mongers Joint Hackathon Invitational
by rurban (Scribe) on Dec 21, 2013 at 17:29 UTC
    Exciting! Finally a contest

    Unfortunately it's not a realistic administrative example by forbidding findutils `find ...` but maybe we'll get some clever bitmask code with vec.

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