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Perl Competitions and Addition to PM system

by zer (Deacon)
on Mar 16, 2006 at 08:03 UTC ( #537071=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hello,

I've been looking to start a programing competition for perl at my univ to spread the word and get people learning the language. Are there any programs out there already for perl competitions? Is there any way to get free swag as prizes? either from PM or other establishments.

Ok topic 2. As a competition enthusiast, I think it would be much appreciated to post competition like questions into its own section on PM. It can allow us to see how different people would tackle a situation and challange programers who are sitting around bored (on a teacher strike) looking for something to do

Anyways let me know what you think.

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Re: Perl Competitions and Addition to PM system
by xdg (Monsignor) on Mar 16, 2006 at 12:07 UTC
    Ok topic 2. As a competition enthusiast, I think it would be much appreciated to post competition like questions into its own section on PM. It can allow us to see how different people would tackle a situation and challange programers who are sitting around bored (on a teacher strike) looking for something to do

    Have you seen Seekers of Perl Wisdom? People post a variety of questions, some easy, some hard, some real-world, some conceptual, some closely related to Perl, some only loosely. Then hundreds of people around the world post solutions (or critiques to other people's solutions) in a competition for "XP" -- a form of peer acclaim.

    It's a great challenge for programmers who are sitting around bored looking for something to do.

    (grin)

    On a serious note, if you do organize something in the real world and want swag, I'd suggest approaching TPF or else working through a nearby Perl Mongers group that might have people with connections who can help.

    -xdg

    Code written by xdg and posted on PerlMonks is public domain. It is provided as is with no warranties, express or implied, of any kind. Posted code may not have been tested. Use of posted code is at your own risk.

      I almost would say that questions or quizes might be better as meditations than SoPW (you're not strictly looking for help, you're offering an exercise to improve ones Perl skills), but that's just me.

      On the topic of quizzes, I seem to remember there used to be one that MJD ran (but that got derailed by his work on HOP, I think :). The Ruby people have rubyquiz.com that's posted to ruby-talk semi-regularly, and I want to say someone used to do something similar on the fun-with-perl list. Might be interesting to take some of the Ruby quiz problems and compare solutions . . . :)

        Ya SoPW is an excellent way to improve your abilities in the many diversities of perl. But it is true problem driven as opposed to strictly skill building. There is a post up that has 6 different simple questions that were part of a challenge. the problem is i want more :)
        I seem to remember there used to be one that MJD ran
        See http://perl.plover.com/qotw/. Just working through the old quizzes could be a lot of fun. In addition to the ones listed on the website, there were a few posted on the mailing list.
Re: Perl Competitions and Addition to PM system
by QM (Vicar) on Mar 16, 2006 at 16:34 UTC
    Why not take problems from some of the online contests?

    I particularly like Project Euler, though there are many other sources.

    -QM
    --
    Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

      thanks thats a good site.

      I think it would be awsome if we took questions and compaired answers somewhere on PM. Get to see all the obfuscated code and good programing techniques

Re: Perl Competitions and Addition to PM system
by planetscape (Canon) on Mar 16, 2006 at 18:39 UTC

    I do like the general idea, and many of the resulting suggestions, particularly Project Euler. I would advise against, however, calling for a new section on PerlMonks. ;-)

    If you are looking for some relatively simple or straightfoward exercises to get you started, try Super Searching for "homework" and/or "exercises".

    HTH,

    planetscape
      Ya i hear ya. PM has a lot of material on it which can really bombard a new user. But the idea in general can only improve the perl community by making the language easier to learn, and even giving incentive to learn it with the XP system.
Re: Perl Competitions and Addition to PM system
by zer (Deacon) on Mar 16, 2006 at 19:42 UTC
    maybe this is getting off topic. But under the pedagogue group made mention of:

    "The pmdevils haven't really finished building the section yet so currently they can't do much, but soon a new schoolhouse will be built..."

    this sounds promising. If this is something being seriously built i would imagine they would have something similar to what ive mentioned.

    I cant seem to find any info on this. anyone have some insight on this?

Re: Perl Competitions and Addition to PM system
by zer (Deacon) on Apr 25, 2006 at 08:22 UTC
    ive just came accross this on source forge: Perl Golf

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