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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quasiparticle (5)

@TheDrone7 How will the judges know how to use our programming language?

TheDrone7 (1335)

@quasiparticle that's something you'll have to take care of as well.
Write some docs, add a built in help function or anything for the judges to be able to learn your language

DmitryPonyatov (3)

@quasiparticle The simplest way is using some testing such as pytest, all code samples will be in tests as strings