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IRC Competition

Post icon  Posted 04 July 2011 - 10:17 AM

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DUE DATE: August 28th at 10PM EST

There are three prizes to give out.
Winner
Runner-Up
Most Creative Bot

Prizes for winner: $75 gift card to Amazon

Prizes for the other two places will be up to skyhawk133 closer to the due date. All three will receive a cool award to put on your profile page.

And now the competition:

For the longest time, we had users all over </dream.in.code> asking, and in many cases, even begging for an IRC channel of our own. When we got it, there was a short time when it was active, but now it is as dead as ever. In an attempt to revive the IRC channel, we are starting a competition to gain more people again.

The goal of this competition is to create the most creative IRC bot that you can. There will be several criteria that we will base our judging on.
1) Platform
2) Creativity
3) Functionality

The more systems that it will run on, the better. For C++, this may mean making it able to compile on multiple platforms for example. Also, if you make your bot or IRC app controllable or run on any mobile device, you will gain extra points in this field.

I think the creativity part is self-explanatory. The DIC staff will choose a winner based on which we feel is the most creative overall along with how well it works. If it crashes or leaves the channel for any reason other than a command to tell it to will cost you.

When we know how many people would like to compete, we can establish a deadline and a set of cool prizes, so the more people that compete, the better. What we can say is an awesome Amazon gift certificate and a shiny award to wear on your DIC profile are definitely prizes for the winner. So if you are going to compete, let us know!

Now, some information that you will need to know before competing:
The channel is hosted by EFnet on the #dreamincode channel. When making your bot, make sure that you follow the guidelines that EFnet has:
http://www.efnet.org/?module=docs

If you or your bot gets banned as a result of a violation of these terms of service, we aren't going to be held responsible, nor are we able to reverse it, so be careful.

Good luck and happy coding!

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#2 Amrykid  Icon User is offline

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Re: IRC Competition

Posted 04 July 2011 - 10:38 AM

Count me in.

I'm going to use C#, .NET framework 4.
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Re: IRC Competition

Posted 04 July 2011 - 10:55 AM

Count me in :)

coding language: C
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Re: IRC Competition

Posted 04 July 2011 - 11:47 AM

I will give it a try as well.

I'll be using PHP hopefully :P
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Re: IRC Competition

Posted 04 July 2011 - 03:49 PM

Im In ^_^

C# on .NET 4.0 with Some IronPython Mixed in. quick question? dose it need to be open source? :X
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Re: IRC Competition

Posted 04 July 2011 - 03:56 PM

No...but we will look at the source in the judging methinks
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Re: IRC Competition

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:01 PM

View PostDogstopper, on 04 July 2011 - 11:56 PM, said:

No...but we will look at the source in the judging methinks

Ehhh... i would prefer it to now be imo :/ but w/e
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Re: IRC Competition

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:03 PM

Part of the point is to see how ou constructed it. It can be open source if you so choose...(at least is that what you want)
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Re: IRC Competition

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:05 PM

Okay then, so i guess i can just pkg up the src and send it off the the judges then?
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Re: IRC Competition

Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:25 PM

Sounds good.
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Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:49 PM

Count me in. Using C#.
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Re: IRC Competition

Posted 04 July 2011 - 05:33 PM

I'm interested but haven't got a clue about what it takes to make an IRC bot. Would I be capturing packets on a particular port (IRC's port) and getting messages?

Count me in; tentatively. :ninja:

I'll be using C#.
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Re: IRC Competition

Posted 04 July 2011 - 05:36 PM

Sergio Tapia, when you are writing the client you don't need to listen on a port. An ephemeral port is created by the Operating System, & the return from the server is accepted by that port. You only need to listen on specific ports on the server side, never the client.
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Re: IRC Competition

Posted 04 July 2011 - 08:02 PM

I'll probably join, I wanted to redo an old bot idea I had anyways. Probably use Perl. I don't check these forums very much anymore, could someone send me a pm when this thing actually start?
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Re: IRC Competition

Posted 04 July 2011 - 08:03 PM

Yah, I can do that. But realize it's already started...there's just no definitive deadline yet.
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