ICFP Programming Contest set to take place this weekend

We’re excited to be organizing this year’s ICFP Programming Contest, the annual programming contest of the International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP).  This year, the contest starts on Friday 7 August 2015 at 12:00 UTC and ends on Monday 10 August 2015 at 12:00 UTC. There will be a lightning division, ending on Saturday 8 August 2015 at 12:00 UTC.

The contest is open to everyone. To participate, follow the instructions on the official site when the task becomes available on Friday.

The contest has been held annually since 1998 and is traditionally organized by academic and research institutions. Each year, hundreds of teams from across the world participate in the open contest for small cash prices, “bragging rights,” and a number of judges’ prizes. The winners of the contest are announced at ICFP on Tuesday 1 September 2015.

ICFP is an annual programming language conference that offers a forum for developers and researchers to hear about the latest trends in design, implementation, principles and uses of functional programming. The conference “covers the entire spectrum of work, from practice to theory, including its peripheries.” Sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), ICFP 2015 will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sept. 1-3, 2015.

Cthulhu fhtagn!