writes "Convinced your favorite programming language provides unbeatable
productivity? Convinced you and your friends are world-class
programmers? If so, we're providing you the opportunity to prove it! We are
pleased to announce the 7th ICFP
Programming Contest to be held in conjunction with ICFP
2004. All programmers are invited to enter the contest, either
individually or in teams; we especially encourage students to enter.
You may use any programming language (or combination of languages) to
show your skill."
Read on below for the details.
"On Friday, 4 June at 12:00 Noon (EDT), we will publish a
challenge task on the Web site and by e-mail to the contest mailing
list. Teams will have 72 hours until Monday, 7 June 12:00 Noon
(EDT) to implement a program to perform this task and submit it to the
contest judges. We have designed the contest for direct, head-to-head
comparison of language technology and programming skill. We have a
range of prizes including cash awards and, of course, unlimited
bragging rights for the winners.
Previous contests included: