FP Complete Launches FP Haskell Competition with $1,000 Cash
Prize Each Month
I’m very excited to announce our competition for sample Haskell
code and tutorials of real-world engineering and business
solutions. The winning entry each month will get $1,000 cash prize,
with a maximum of 3 runner-up prizes of $500 each. 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
Each entry consists of a working solution to an applied problem,
plus accompanying tutorial material to teach others how to build
similar programs. Entries must be built or build on FP Haskell
Center. Anyone not affiliated with FP Complete is eligible to
enter. The competition starts August 2013.
Entries may be based on new or pre-existing content and code, as
long as they haven’t been published before and you’re willing to
share it with the community. Understandable, well-organized,
tutorial documentation and reusable code--often in conjunction with
other languages--are more important than advanced
programming techniques or theoretical purity. Your program must
solve an applied problem or class of problems.
Since Entries must be built or build on FP Haskell Center, you
need to sign up for its Beta, if you haven’t already.
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. This contest intends to
crowd source programming recipes into an applied Haskell
We really believe in this program as a key driver to greater
Haskell adoption, which is good for the Haskell-functional
programming communities and FP Complete. So we want to incentivize
the collective energy and talent of the community to produce
content to promote our common cause. So, get your creative and
competitive juices going, and make some extra money for rent, a
trip to Hawaii, building your own drone or whatever else turns you
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