Programming Language Jam & Grant
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TheDrone7 (1335)

Update: The jam started. Read the kick-off post.

Introduction

We all use different programming language for our own different reasons or purposes but all (if not most) of us find some or the other thing we don't like about the language anyways.

Now is the time to use your wildest ideas and create your own ideal language for everyone to use! We're announcing the programming language jam and a $10,000 grant to a team that designs and prototypes a new language with emphasis on fresh and possibly wild ideas. The winning language will also get added to Repl.it, where anyone can quickly start using it to code. We’ll have prizes for individual category winners too.

The hackathon starts on August 10th and runs until August 31st. To enter, you have to create a Repl.it Team when registration opens with a minimum of two team members. Registration will open on August 1st. To be notified when registration opens, leave your email here.

Judges

The hackathon will be judged by:

Mary Rose Cook - whose language experimentation spans toy Lisp interpreters to programming environments for kids.

Jordan Walke - the creator of React.js and the Reason programming language.

TBD: we're looking for more judges. Specifically people who are interested in wild programming language ideas. Reach out to on Twitter or via E-Mail ([email protected]) to apply as a judge.

FAQ

Check out the blog post for details

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AmazingMech2418 (910)

Ooh! I'm in! Though, I wish we could do it alone... LOL! How does a customizable language with built-in graphics libraries such as GTK and improved data science and machine learning capabilities sound?

AmazingMech2418 (910)

@HahaYes @DynamicSquid If either of you want to help with mine, you can... Especially if either of you know how to make a compiler language or use GTK or QT or something. LOL!

DynamicSquid (3606)

@AmazingMech2418 hmm... I'm still hesitant about choosing a teammate. I've never had success working in a group before. Also I feel like that I would be a very bad teammate. I'm very inconsistent in my schedule

also I have no idea what those are lol

HahaYes (1219)

@AmazingMech2418 well first, if @DynamicSquid helps, then I will help. How about that deal?

DynamicSquid (3606)

@HahaYes eh... probably not sorry. no clue on what gtk or qt is lol

DynamicSquid (3606)

@AmazingMech2418 ohhhh, what language you coding with?

AmazingMech2418 (910)

@DynamicSquid Planning on C++, but we could also do C, JS, Java, Python, or literally any other language that exists.

DynamicSquid (3606)

@AmazingMech2418 interesting... I'll still have to think about it

HahaYes (1219)

@AmazingMech2418 hey amazingmech, C++ boi here, can I help? I'll be programmer and chickennugget enterprise officer

AmazingMech2418 (910)

@HahaYes Yes. That's what I just said. LOL!

AmazingMech2418 (910)

@HahaYes When the jam starts, I'll invite you to the repl, okay?

HahaYes (1219)

@AmazingMech2418 yeah sure. any hints whats it about? lets comment somewhere not public too

HahaYes (1219)

@DynamicSquid Squid are you going to help us for the competition?

DynamicSquid (3606)

@HahaYes, @AmazingMech2418, well, the problem here is that I would make a very bad teammate. i've very inconsistent with my schedule, and all the other times I tried to work in a team didn't go well. however I do like how you guys are doing this in C++. I mean... if you guys really want me I guess I could join?? who do you have right now? or is it just you two?

HahaYes (1219)

@DynamicSquid think so, but ya gotta ask amazingmech, but see, we don't really care about bad teammates, we just like people who an code. plus, C++ gang

DynamicSquid (3606)

@HahaYes okay. I'll wait for his response

firefish (556)

@HahaYes wanna come to my team? If you know C, you'll be of extreme help to me because I small brain at yacc

HahaYes (1219)

@AmazingMech2418 yeah, gonna let squid on the team?

AmazingMech2418 (910)

@HahaYes Yeah. LOL! I already said so...

HahaYes (1219)

@AmazingMech2418 hmmm you are gonna register the team?

DynamicSquid (3606)

@HahaYes yeah, AmazingMech should probably register us. he started it

HahaYes (1219)

@DynamicSquid yes, we will be the AmazingSquidYes Team

DynamicSquid (3606)

@HahaYes lol, that's not bad. wait, are there going to be team names?

HahaYes (1219)

@DynamicSquid well. Coder100 is cookey lang

HahaYes (1219)

@DynamicSquid I dunno. Think its just us currently (also there is comment lag)

DynamicSquid (3606)

@HahaYes yeah, I'm having comment lag as well...

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@AmazingMech2418 Hi AmazingMech2418! Would it be fine if I were to join your team?

firefish (556)

@DynamicSquid Would you like to come on my team bc Lord Haha and Lord Mech are ignoring my requests to join them

AmazingMech2418 (910)

@firefish I'm sorry, but I don't think what we are planning to do matches up with your plans exactly...

DynamicSquid (3606)

@AmazingMech2418 yeah, I don't really want to use lex/yacc, I would prefer making my own lexer and parser, sorry about that. maybe next time we can ll be a team together!

also, did you register us?

AmazingMech2418 (910)

@DynamicSquid Yeah... Though, how do we register?

firefish (556)

@DynamicSquid @AmazingMech2418 Right then. Time to do it alone...
BTW, @TheDrone7 Can you do it alone though?