• May 3, 2012 · 6:45 PM
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Rock Paper Azure Challenge

The Azure Challenge is back at the URL below.

We are going to offer some prizes for the best bot(s) from the UG. 

All the rules posted on the rock paper azure site apply - plus we will have a few more.

You have to be a member of the UG meetup site to win local prizes.

Visit the site see the instructions on how to get started.

Need some help getting started, got some questions on Azure - bring you laptops to the next UG meeting and we can try and help.


The Rock Paper Azure Challenge does have national prizes that you will be eligable for.

We will have local prizes and working on some more local prizes.


 MORE DETAILS to Follow!








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  • Steve

    Weekly Competition - June 1/8 as close to 5:00 pm (as possible)
    For the 15th have to be entered before 2:00 pm (MS Closes entry)
    Highest position on the leader board wins $50


    At a meeting of the UG we will bring in all the bots for a local battle - top prize $300

    Have more prizes to give away also!

    May 13, 2012

  • Steve

    Rules for the Challenge

    Prefix your bot name with tlh.
    All the rules from the Microsoft site apply.
    Must be a member of the .NET UG/Meetup Site
    Must be talk about your bot in person at a TLH DOT NET UG Event

    May 13, 2012

  • Thomas V.

    We are going to do the challenge at:

    May 2, 2012

  • Brian L.

    I've written code to solve a rubics cube and I doubt it could be done in an hour or 2. Maybe a challenge to see how many words can be found in a given array of letters (maybe 100,000 x 100,000) using a given "dictionary" file of valid words. Reading in a flat file and finding words in an array is trivial but leaves huge room for improved algorithms.

    May 2, 2012

  • Gene K.

    The challenge is to choose a non-trivial problem that is solvable within the limits of the competition. So whatever is chosen, we have to know that it can be solved within the bounds of the competition.

    April 23, 2012

  • Thomas V.

    That wouldn't be a fair challenge. Too many existing open source projects for Rubik's Cube. I think an algorithm approach for "something so unusual that it wouldn't exist" challenge is a much better approach to a fair contest.

    April 23, 2012

  • De Shan B.

    Rubrics cube? That's ambitious, I am hoping for something more along the lines of a fizz-buzz algorithm...

    April 17, 2012

  • Gene K.

    Make it a Rubics Cube solver challenge.

    April 5, 2012

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