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Last night to Rock, Paper, Azure!

May 13, 2011 Leave a comment

My first blog post on my new corporate blog!  The website isn’t up yet but the blog is!  I’ve run several personal blogs and participated in a company blog.  Time to start up a new one, focused on all things tech.  I’ve used both Blogger and WordPress and think WordPress has a much better user interface, particularly on the admin side – lots of stats to view.  In fact, Blogger says they’re down for maintenance right now!

Today I received a courtesy email that the final round of Rock, Paper, Azure will run tomorrow (week 6).  The competition is a great way to get your feet wet with Azure development.  You get to study the code behind the system, build your own little bot that plays the game against all other opponents in the round, and upload it to Azure.  A good little teaser into Azure development while flexing your algorithmic muscle on what I thought was a simple childhood game!

I spent several days building out my bot in early April and even made it to first place in the week leading up to the competition.  But alas it’s a full-time job to keep up with all the clever cookies playing the match!

Anyway it’s a bit of fun, and you get a free t-shirt (mine arrived today).


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