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RockNUG Programming Contest

24 Feb

Yesterday we hosted RockNUG’s Robocode programming contest in our offices. It was a blast, literally, as virtual tanks destroyed each other on screen, controlled by AI programs the competitors had built.

Quotes of the morning:

“This is harder than I thought it would be.”

“Why can’t I make my gun fire?”

Most of the morning was spent in development…

The morning was spent on intense debugging and optimization

The morning was spent on intense debugging and optimization

Team Titans and Team Bobblebot prepare for battle

Team Titans and Team Bobble Bot prepare for battle

Focus, focus, focus...

Focus, focus, focus…

One of the unit tests is failing and nobody knows why

One of the unit tests is failing and nobody knows why

Dan Kempner's Rambot was all brute force and no style

Dan Kempner’s Rambot was all brute force and no style

@slawrenc1's Ed 209 was brave and bold, but bugger, stronger robots kept kicking sand in its face

@slawrenc1’s Ed 209 was brave and bold, but bigger, stronger robots kept kicking sand in its face

Dean Fiala's Octo won an early scrimmage but didn't reach the 1:1 finals

Dean Fiala’s Octo won an early scrimmage but didn’t reach the 1:1 finals

Intense concentration on the Johnny 5 vs Panicbot 1:1 battle

Intense concentration on the Johnny 5 vs Panicbot 1:1 battle

Bobble Bot fights for its life

Bobble Bot fights for its life

@brettwgreen's Shockwave won the 1:1 contest

@brettwgreen’s Shockwave won the 1:1 contest

Megacrasher

Megacrasher won the final melee round.

2 Responses to “RockNUG Programming Contest”

  1. Brett W Green March 7, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Reblogged this on Brett W. Green's On the Contrary.

  2. Kevin Jones (@vcsjones) March 7, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    Seriously, this was one of the most fun things I’ve ever done with code. BRETT. I WILL GET YOU NEXT YEAR.

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