(cross posted from the k4 listbox and other array language forums)
The second edition of what we can now call the "annual" APL Programming Contest was launched last week. The contest is intended to encourage students to take a look at APL. Anyone familiar with K should be pretty "competitive" in this field, as K shares common roots with Dyalog APL.
Last year, Ronald Chan won USD 2,000 plus an all-expenses paid trip from Auckland, New Zealand to Princeton, New Jersey to the Dyalog'09 conference (there is a link to a video from the prize ceremony on the contest web page, see below). 35 other participants won cash prizes, including people who did not submit programs but introduced the people who did.
This year, the contest is sponsored by Fiserv (US), Simcorp (Denmark), APL Italiana (Italy) and Dyalog Ltd. as well as several individuals and companies who have chosen to remain anonymous. There are 26 cash prizes to be won by students with an equivalent number of introduction awards - totalling US$ 15,000 (up from 11,000 last year).
The First Prize winner can look forward to $2,500 plus round trip travel from anywhere in the world to the APL 2010 Conference in Berlin Germany on September 13-16 2010. Additionally, the people or organizations that introduce the winning students to the contest will receive the same dollar prizes - and they need not be students to make the introduction.
The deadline for submission is Noon UTC, July 18 2010. For more information on the programming contest, rules and submission of entries, see:
... and/or join the Facebook group "Dyalog Programming Contest" to receive updates while the contest is running.
We are looking forward to receiving your submission.
Morten Kromberg, CTO, Dyalog Ltd.
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