Sunday, August 21, 2016

We are making T-shirts!

We are planning to make ICFP Programming Contest 2016 T-shirts. If you are interested, please fill in this questionnaire so we can estimate the total number of orders.

ICFP Programming Contest 2016 T-shirts Questionnaire

Note that submitting this form does NOT place an order. We will later announce the details on how to order them on this blog.

This activity is approved by our sponsors, ACM and ICFP.

Monday, August 8, 2016

You've done a great job!

We have been receiving a lot of heartwarming messages, and are already learning that many of the solutions had been generated by karate humans or computer-aided humans. You have shown another class of problems computers alone cannot solve well, and have shown the importance of human-computer collaboration. All the efforts you have put in are the live evidences that make the vision beyond The Singularity substantially brighter, than any predictions and spells found in the Kojiki.

The purpose of the contest has been fulfilled.

The contest is over!

The contest is over! You may not submit solutions anymore.

We would like to remind you once again to submit your source code. See the source code submission instructions for details. You can still update your team profile on the server for the next 24 hours.

Meanwhile, we have set up a postmortem server, where we have put all the submitted problems. If you want to continue playing, please use the postmortem server.

We hope you have enjoyed this year's ICFP programming contest. We love you all and are deeply grateful for your participation. Please look forward to the announcement of the final results at ICFP 2016. Good game, everyone!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

The last hour of the contest!

Less than an hour to the end! While you put forth your final effort, please be reminded to prepare your source code for submission. Please see the source code submission instructions for details.

Announcing the leaderboard freeze

Our fridge have been repaired! The leaderboard is now frozen as planned. All submissions from now on will not be reflected in the leaderboard. However, other pages of the contest server, especially the “Solution Ranking” section in the “Problem Details” pages, will remain up to date until the end of the contest. Good luck!

Notification of the system change

We have detected a subtle glitch in our system, however, this will not affect any of the contest activity including problem submissions, solution submissions, and evaluations. We are now working on a fix.

(12:00 UTC, 7 Aug) Update: The glitch was that our fridge have failed, so we cannot freeze the leaderboard for the moment. We also have little choice but to give out all the sushi and sukiyaki we have kept in the fridge. It’s a little bit earlier than we’ve planned, but please accept these rewards and hang on for remaining hours.

Appologies on

We have found out that our contact e-mail address has been rejecting posts from non-members. Those who have tried to contact us via e-mail may have received following messages. We have now fixed our configuration.

We're writing to let you know that the group you tried to contact (icfpcontest2016) may not exist, or you may not have permission to post messages to the group. A few more details on why you weren't able to post: ...
Our sincere appologies for the inconvenience.

Also note that some file types are blocked for this e-mail address. Again, if you have any problem, please do not hesitate to contact us, so that we can make our best effort to retrieve your valued source codes.