Jamie Macey wrote:
> On 12/29/06, pat eyler <pat.eyler / gmail.com> wrote:
> > It looks like there's a cool programming contest scheduled for New Year's Eve:
> > http://opc.kurukshetra.org.in/opc/
> >
> >  a $1,000 first prize, a $500 second prize, and 5 x $100 third prizes.
> >
> > I'm not sure which timezone this is actually happening in, as it's
> > based in India,
> > but it looks pretty cool nonetheless.
>
> Sadly, I lost the ability to be productive coding between 12:30 and
> 6:30am about three years ago, otherwise I'd give it a shot.
>
> It did get me thinking about organizing a ruby coding contest for the
> community, though.  Limit to Ruby only, similar organization/scoring
> to this one (6 problems worth points, bonus points for the
> smallest/fastest/least memory on each problem) and do cash prizes.  I
> don't have $1500 to put up for prizes, but if a $5 admission was
> organized, 30 people could make a $75/$50/$25 prize split.

No cash prizes are needed.  We'll compete for the laurel wreath.

>
> Would anyone be interested in participating in such a contest?
> 
> - Jamie