[TYPES/announce] ICFP Programming Contest starting in two weeks

Eijiro Sumii eijiro.sumii at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 20:36:50 EDT 2011

This is a reminder that the ICFP Programming Contest 2011 will be
starting in two weeks.  See:

Participants would need to prepare some virtual (or physical) machine
running Debian squeeze.  See:
 (You would only need an environment compatible with the guest, not
the host.  There exists various virtual machine software such as
VirtualBox and VMware Player.)

We look forward to your participation!

        ICFPC 2011 Oraganizers

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 5:52 PM, Eijiro Sumii <eijiro.sumii at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Types subscribers,
> I believe this would be relevant to many people in the Types
> community.  Thanks!
>        Eijiro
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>                    ICFP Programming Contest 2011
>                     http://www.icfpcontest.org/
> The ICFP Programming Contest 2011 is the 14th instance of the annual
> programming contest series sponsored by The ACM SIGPLAN International
> Conference on Functional Programming.  This year, the contest starts
> at 00:00 June 17 Friday UTC (= 24:00 June 16 Thursday UTC) and ends at
> 00:00 June 20 Monday UTC (= 24:00 June 19 Sunday UTC).  Unlike in
> previous years, there is no 24-hour lightning division.
> The task description will be published in this blog when the contest
> starts.  Solutions to the task must be submitted online before the
> contest ends.  Details of the submission procedure will be announced
> along with the contest task.
> This is an open contest.  Anybody may participate except for the
> contest organizers and members of the same laboratory as the the
> contest chair's.  No advance registration or entry fee is required.
> Participants may form teams.  A team consists of every person who
> contributes ideas and/or code towards a submission.  Teams may have
> any number of members.  Individuals may only be members of a single
> team and teams may not divide or collaborate with each other once the
> contest has begun.
> Any programming language(s) may be used as long as the submitted
> program can be run by the judges on a standard Linux environment with
> no network connection.  Details of the judges' environment will be
> announced later.
> There will be prizes for the first (US$1,000) and second ($500) place
> teams as well as a discretionary judges' prize ($500).  There will
> also be a total of $6,000 travel support.  (The prizes and travel
> support are subject to the budget plan of ICFP 2011 pending approval
> by ACM.)
> In addition, the organizers will declare during the conference that:
> - the first place team's language is "the programming language of
>  choice for discriminating hackers",
> - the second place team's language is "a fine tool for many
>  applications",
> - and the team winning the judges' prize is "an extremely cool bunch
>  of hackers".
> Additional announcements about the contest will be made at
> http://www.icfpcontest.org/.  Questions can be posted as comments to
> the blog or e-mailed to icfpc2011-blogger AT kb.ecei.tohoku.ac.jp
> (please replace AT with @).
> We look forward to your participation!
> The contest organizers: Hidehiko Abe, Yumi Arai, Kenichi Asai
> (observer), Noriko Hirota, Atsushi Igarashi (observer), Lintaro Ina,
> Kazuhiro Inaba, Arisa Iwai, Chihiro Kaneko, Shinya Kawanaka, Moe
> Masuko, Yasuhiko Minamide (observer), Ryosuke Sato, Yu Shibata, Yu
> Sugawara, Takeshi Tsukada, Kanae Tsushima, Yayoi Ueda, and Eijiro
> Sumii (chair).
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