Ruby is known for its power, simplicity, clarity, yet like any other language can be obfuscated to the point of near unreadability. With Ruby's ability to write short and clear code, the next logical and insane step was to make it unreadable yet still accomplish something useful. Remembering the days of the IOCCC, SeaForth proposed that a contest be held yearly or biannually for Ruby. If for no other reason having far too much time on his hands and the sheer love of obscurity in all things.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

2005 IORCC Entry Window CLOSED!

Thank you all for your patience and support.

A HUGE thank you to all our wonderful 2005 IORCC Sponsors! Kudos for helping make a very successful winning prize package. To the contestants, for taking the time to write wacky and hard to read yet creative code. In some way we hope this brings back an 'art to programming'. And also to the 135,000+ visitors to the Official IORCC Website, making it a wonderful time for all to watch things progress so far. Stay tuned, the winners will be announced here and on the website.

The entries are online at 2005 Entries Online!

Please take the time to view, share and appreciate the time folks have put into the code. Feel free to join others in the #ruby-o channel to chat it up. And if you have questions about the IORCC rules, event, Judging, future events, or more, chat online at the #iorcc or the #bricc channels.


IORCC Word Finder Puzzle

With still no XWord Puzzle winners, the IORCC Word Finder puzzle is now out!

2005 IORCC Word Finder

You may find this one a lot easier than the XWord Puzzle, and full of answers that may help. Best of luck.