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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HahaYes (1219)

@TheDrone7 is cookey language and stekovaya eligible? (coder100's and TheForArk's)

firefish (556)

@HahaYes Would you like to be in the same team? I mean, we ay be able to learn lex and yacc together...

DynamicSquid (3607)

@firefish Lex and Yacc are only supported in python I think...

firefish (556)

@DynamicSquid WHAT? lex and yacc are C, they have been around since Unix! Well, GNU made flax and bison, but it's NOT python

DynamicSquid (3607)

@firefish oh i was talking about ply. I thought those are the only languages with built in lex and yacc?

firefish (556)

@DynamicSquid well lex and yacc isnt built-in exactly... You give lex a .l file containing input, and it generate a lexer, called lex.yy.c. Then you can pop it into your own C program, or you can make a y.tab.h file containing your parser from yacc. You can call C library code inside both.

firefish (556)

@DynamicSquid You wanna join my (currently empty) team? I don't think I can do this alone (I would prefer to though)

HahaYes (1219)

@firefish well you might be able to join ours. You have to ask @amazingmech2148

firefish (556)

@HahaYes It's the darn error message

firefish (556)

@amasad welp, looks like I can't invite people anymore

HahaYes (1219)

@firefish that sucks, we'll ping @amasad to let him see the problem

firefish (556)

@HahaYes I have to go to sleep now, sort your team out, I'll do it alone if that's what you lot want

amasad (2541)

@HahaYes that's weird. I'll let the team know

HahaYes (1219)

@firefish I'll try my best to talk to Amazingmech, but its like talking to a cybertruck currently

HahaYes (1219)

@amasad yeah, you probably should ask firefish, @firefish (once johnstev) can't invite anyone.

firefish (556)

@HahaYes He might be having lunch.. timezones exist (and it's like 20 to midnight for me bye now, firmly)