Come join other enthusiastic computer programmers in the Hudson Valley.
Members of this group should be interested in data structures, algorithms, and writing clever, powerful programs in a variety of languages. There will be a focus during the meetings about writing correct code that fits the philosophy of the language and paradigm it is written in.
Some meetings will be spent going over old programming problems (perhaps from ACM or ICFP or TopCoder) and devising the best solution that we know of. We will write programs, debug them, and learn the best way to solve certain problems.
Some meetings will be actual programming competitions - in groups or individually - so that we can program for fun and improve our skills.
Some meetings will just be small talks on different languages, techniques, or other interesting things going on in the world of programming. Different members are encouraged to talk about what interests them.
And some meetings we may decide to hack on an open source project for fun.