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Postby Fiona|Dyalog on Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:50 pm

Design a Poster to Lure the Numerate into trying APL

The poster could be a picture of some interactions in a session, it could show a piece of APL code or it could show some trace/debugging windows, etc.

Imagine spotting your winning entry while travelling up the escalators on the Bakerloo line!

What first tempted you into a lifetime of APL? Do you remember the excitement that your first foray into APL brought? Fancy yourself as an inspiration for APLers of the future? Then try to recapture some of your original enthusiasm tempered with the experience you've gained since then by entering Dyalog's latest competition…seduce the next generation of potential APLers by enticing them with a brief glimpse into the world that APL has to offer.

Your entry doesn't have to be immediately understandable by non-APLers but it shouldn't be so complex that it puts them off. The idea is to intrigue the uninitiated to the point that they can't resist digging a little deeper until they're hooked! APL makes itself beautiful but your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to make it fun, sexy and irresistible!

The final date for entry is December 1st 2013 – the winner will be announced on December 20th 2013. The prize for the winning entry includes a conference ticket for Dyalog '14, the honour of having your submission added to the Dyalog documentation set, the pride of knowing that you've made APL more appealing than your fellow competitors have and the knowledge that your place in history as the saviour of those who would otherwise be suckered into programming in a lesser language is assured.

The rules:
1. Entries should be emailed to fiona@dyalog.com.
2. Entries should be designed to fit on a sheet of A4 (U.S. Letter size).
3. Entries can be in the form of a workspace, text file or screenshot.
4. Entries must use Dyalog APL, preferably with ⎕ML ⎕IO ← 1.
5. Multiple entries from an individual are allowed.
6. The judges' decision is final.
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Postby Fiona|Dyalog on Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:22 am

It's the last few days to enter this competition and win a ticket to next year's conference - don't forget to send in your entries!
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