Last year, I was on the organizing committee for the International
Conference on Functional Programming's annual programming contest. We had
161 teams participate in the competition, which is supposed to crown the
"best programming language" (the top 3 places last year were to Haskell and
Registration to this year's contest opened yesterday, see here for the
announcement on Lambda the Ultimate:
The contest will be held the weekend of July 21-24: Teams will be given a
task to complete in whatever language they choose. The winners will get
bragging rights, and a subsidized trip to the ICFP conference in Portland
this September. This year's theme will be "computational
I think this is a great opportunity for us to show off this community and
the awesomeness of the Ruby language. I'd be willing to help organize a
"Team Ruby" entry if there is enough interest.
If you are interested in participating, let me know.