The Rock Paper Azure Challenge gets underway today! It’s a chance to prove your coding skills as bots you develop battle it out in a cloud-based game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” (with added twists – dynamite and water balloons).
Though topping the leaderboard will earn you bragging rights, there are prizes for the weekly tournaments (run each Friday) as well.
How do you get started?
There are weekly webcasts to help - “Getting Started” on Tuesdays, and “Tips and Tricks” on Fridays.
Details are on the Rock Paper Azure Challenge site.
Too bad it's impossible to compete if your language is F#. No F# runtime available in Microsoft's cloud computing environment (!), and if you use the --standalone compiler flag to embed the runtime, you're over the 100KB size limit.
Good news, you can now also use F# and VB! My teammate Jim has an update - blogs.msdn.com/.../rockpaperazure-just-got-trilingual.aspx