Archive for the ‘ICFP Contest’ Category

On ICFP Contest

Freitag, Juni 25th, 2010

So, it’s time to summarize a bit on how our team stood during the latest ICFP Contest.

It went well, we are satisfied with the result. It is my personal record score rank for ICFP Contests. (mehr …)

ICFP Contest 2010

Freitag, Juni 18th, 2010

Have not blogged for a while now. But this is a nice chance to start writing again…

ICFP Contest begins in less than two hours. Yay!

First Day Over

Montag, Juni 29th, 2009

The First Day of the Training School is over. It was a long day and Alexander Konovalov and I kept sitting till half eight at the conference venue, because it was raining. Just got home from the dinner.

Also ICFP Contest ended today.

RISC Summer School

Sonntag, Juni 28th, 2009

I arrived today in Linz, Austria. I’m staying here for two weeks. I attend the 4th RISC Summer School in Symbolic Computation. Should be tons of fun.

Meanwhile, I sit in my hotel room. I got my lunch, but have nothing for a dinner. And while fighting with headache I try for almost 24 hours now to find an ellipse equation from two tangents, tangential points and one focus. Analytically, of course. I have a repeated feal, I miss something very easy, but yet important. I really miss Marburgs‘ blackboards in such moments. And I really fight the thought that in few hours I’ll be hungry. to screw it all and to interpolate ellipse with splines.

Picture: a very tempting, but also a very wrong solution. (What’s wrong with it?)

ICFPC: The First Day

Samstag, Juni 27th, 2009

We have ended the first day. It is about sattelite control. However we need to implement a virtual machine first.We are halfway through VM. Need to get it running, fix the binary output format and actually get something for a submission.

The Beginning

Freitag, Juni 26th, 2009

The contest has begun. We have to write a virtual machine (OH NOES!) and to run some tasks on it and produce our own binaries for it. The topic is space navigation. Good that we have someone knowledgable in physics on the team.

Further thoughts: Haskell or not Haskell?

ICFP Contest Countdown

Freitag, Juni 26th, 2009

The ICFP Programming Contest starts in a few hours. I am definitly taking part in it.

People on the IRC channel of the contest brainstorm why it begins at 13:00:16 local organizers‘ time and why do they have a picture of themselves in front of Icarus. <wishful thinking>We’ll need to control some failing satellite!</wishful thinking>