Results for: Blockbuster

Blockbuster Contest Wrap Up 3

Posted by Helen Chen,

The Winners Page, Contest Evolution, and Final Analysis are now on the site. Thanks to Hannes and Cobus for writing a detailed analysis of their code that was part of the winning entry. Do check out these pages to hear more from your fellow contestants!… read more >>

Contest Winner 6

Posted by Matthew Simoneau,

Congratulations to utr, aka thecyclist, aka Tim Vaughan, for winning the Blockbuster programming contest. This is the third consecutive MATLAB contest he’s won! This track record certainly debunks any sentiment that winning the grand prize is mostly luck. You can read his thoughts on the Ants … read more >>

Final Hours 8

Posted by Matthew Simoneau,

This MATLAB Contest is almost at an end. The queue closes in four hours at 5PM EDT. At the moment I’m writing this (1PM), the queue is only backed up half an hour and the leading entry isn’t obfuscated, so there is still time to make a change… read more >>

Tuesday Leap Winner 3

Posted by Matthew Simoneau,

Markus is the winner of our Tuesday Leap challenge. His entry, submitted at 9:31AM, made the single biggest improvement to the top score…. read more >>

Mid-Contest Analysis 7

Posted by Matthew Simoneau,

Lucio has posted a Mid-Contest Analysis which, along with the recent comments in the newsgroups , will help keep those creative juices flowing…. read more >>

1000 Character Challenge Winners

Posted by Matthew Simoneau,

Francois Glineur is our 1000 Character Winner packing a whole lot of goodness into 993 characters. He’s followed by Enduro and David Cook II. Impressively, each of these contestants submitted entries that were substantively different. The Statistics show the top 25 entries…. read more >>

1000 Character Challenge

Posted by Matthew Simoneau,

We’ve been talking to our language experts and understand why the obfuscated entries are running faster than the legible versions (more on this later). You all have made great suggestions as to how we can improve the contest, especially with respect to obfuscation. After careful thought, we’ve decided… read more >>