I just read on slashdot about a programming contest:

overview: http://cristal.inria.fr/ICFP2001/prog-contest/
task: http://cristal.inria.fr/ICFP2001/prog-contest/task.html

Contest entrants will have exactly 3 days, from Thursday, July 26
beginning at 15:00 UTC through Sunday, July 29 at 15:00 UTC (see this
table of local times) to complete the contest task. ("Lightning"
entrants will have 1 day, until Friday, July 27 at 15:00 UTC.)

Did any rubyists enter?

-joe