The Minotaur's Labyrinth
Posted by Ryan on 17 August 2013, 04:54 GMT
It seems like just 24 minutes ago that we saw curtains close and actors take their bows at the 10th Cemetech contest. Not to have calc coders wandering the streets aimlessly, looking for challenges and mumbling incoherently about "pushing" and "popping" stacks for cheap thrills, TI Planet has announced a rather exciting contest. Based around the theme of labyrinths and problem-solving, coders are tasked with improving a maze-navigating AI to its peak performance on the TI-Nspire. TI Planet is promising goodies and rewards unfathomable (i.e., calcs, posters, stickers, and more!) to thos who create the statistically superior AI. The cutoff date is set at November 3rd, 2013, so get cracking!
As an editorial sidenote, I strongly recommend checking out the contest announcement to anyone with a love for retro computing and software. Critor has written a very rich, engaging piece that is worth a read all on its own.