7 Jun 2013
I’m very excited to announce our Haskell in Real World contest: a call out for sample Haskell code and tutorials of real-world engineering and business solutions. Each entry consists of a working solution to an applied problem, plus accompanying tutorial material to teach others how to build similar programs.
The winning entry each month will get $1,000 cash prize. There may be multiple prizes each month or none at all if none meet the winning criteria. There are no limits on how many prizes each individual, team or group can win in any month or the duration of the contest. In other words, you can make some serious play money here! Anyone not affiliated with FP Complete is eligible to enter.
Why are we doing this? Simple: because the Haskell community needs to vastly expand for Haskell to become a mainstream language. To do this we must show people how to use this amazing language in solving real-world business problems. People tell us they need to see running and documented examples of real-world problems and solutions, so they can quickly see how to design their own working solutions. They also want material to show their colleagues and bosses just how useful Haskell is today. In essence this contest intends to compile recipes which, taken together, could be seen as an applied Haskell cookbook.
The competition starts in July. Official Rules and sign-ups will be published on our website www.fpcomplete.com at the end of June / early July. So check back then and let the games begin!