Dyalog is pleased to announce the top prize winners of their Worldwide Computer Programming Contest 2009.
First Prize – Ronald Chan for his exceptional effort. The judges commented:
"Ronald’s submission showed impressive insight and analysis of the problems and the underlying mathematics, good use of classes. His submission ran considerably faster than any other entry. Ronald documented his solutions very well and many of his solutions were of a form to solve more general problems than the specific Project Euler problem presented. His efforts included error checking to capture invalid inputs".
Second Place – Chris King. The judges commented:
"What set Chris' entry apart was the brevity and compactness of his solutions. He made extensive use of operators, reduction, composition, power limit, and compose. A good example of APL as a tool of thought".
Third Place – Maks Verver. The judges commented:
"Maks had a commendable entry with good documentation, good use of APL, and good insight into the problems presented".
Dyalog would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the 3 winners who have all been contacted directly.
You can see more about the winners on our website, which profiles our winners with their comments on the competition and Dyalog APL.
Before the Dyalog Programming Contest, Ronald Chan had no APL experience. At Dyalog ’09 he is going to tell us the story of how he learned the language and how he attacked the problems in the contest – so well that he ended up winning first prize.
May I also take this opportunity to remind you that the Early Bird Registration for the Dyalog ’09 Conference expires on Monday 10th August, 23.59 UK time. If you register before then, a 10% Early Bird Discount is automatically included in the total price on the Registration page.
Please Note: Extra tickets for banquet and extra night accommodation are not subject to the Early Bird discount.
Go to the Dyalog website to check out the conference programme, get more information on how to book, and register.
Looking forward to seeing you at THE Array Language Event of the Year in Princeton.