Does anyone know if there are any faculty programming contests out there?
It'd be fun, and I can't imagine that the competition would be as tough as the student programming contests probably are ;).
Posted by jt on 2007-06-22 at 19:56.
Um... faculty members... programming? You lost me.
Posted by ToothyByte on 2007-06-22 at 21:01.
No there isn't. Because they suck. If they knew anything about programming they would not be sticking around in a job like that.
Posted by Doug Napoleone on 2007-06-22 at 21:12.
You might want to check out topcoder: <a href="http://www.topcoder.com/">http://www.topcoder.com/</a> They do the google software challenge, and python is one of the supported languages. If you want to set up a special event they can do that as well (though it might not be free).
Posted by Titus Brown on 2007-06-23 at 00:02.
ToothyByte, I know several faculty that would be happy to teach you the error of your inference ;). Thanks, Doug. --titus
Posted by ToothyByte on 2007-06-23 at 12:10.
Titus, unfortunately, for every single one that you find I can show you five that know nothing of sorts you'll find them teaching subjects such as 'advanced web programming' or 'bioinformatics'
Posted by Titus Brown on 2007-06-23 at 14:59.
I'm confused. Advanced Web Programming and Bioinformatics aren't fit subjects for computer science? Or they are, and faculty can't teach them (because "they suck")? Ahh well. It's fun to watch the trolls come out to play...
Posted by ToothyByte on 2007-06-24 at 21:53.
nothing personal Titus, I'm just someone who has been deeply disappointed by the level and quality of bioinformatics instruction ... one of these days spend an hour reading the source code of some packages in Bioconductor, you'll then see madness and insanity ...
Posted by Titus Brown on 2007-06-24 at 23:29.
Ahh. If that's the case, then I think we would agree on most things ;)