Pearls from the contest

Pearls from the contest

By Carl Mäsak (‎masak‎)
Date: Friday, 28 August 2015 15:20
Duration: 40 minutes
Target audience: Intermediate
Language: English
Tags: contest perl perl6

Back in 2010 I arranged a coding contest with five tasks. And then again the next year. And again the year after that.

Dozens of people sent in solutions to a total of fifteen problems across the years. Many of the problems were hand-picked to contain interesting challenges or hidden traps. The solutions are all over the map, showing that "There Is More Than One Way To Do It" is alive and well even in the Perl 6 community.

We'll look at some of the nicest problems and their solutions. This will provide many clues to how to write clear, beautiful, and idiomatic Perl 6. Or how to golf the crap out of a problem.

What was it that factored into the winners' success each year? Come to the talk, and find out!

Attended by: Axel Beckert (‎XTaran‎), steve mynott (‎itz‎), Miroszlav Magyarevity, Paul Cochrane (‎ptc‎), Wolfgang Schemmel (‎Perleone‎), Timo Paulssen (‎timotimo‎),