Friday, December 24, 2010


I recently found a great website which hosts competitions related to machine learning. I am currently competing in the freeway travel time contest and the grant proposal contest. I think Kaggle has potential to be very successful. The contest sponsors benefit by getting good solutions to tough problems at a relatively low cost. The contest participants benefit by getting access to interesting problems and the potential of winning cash prizes.

Christmas in Sri Lanka

From left to right: Nathan (dad), Archie (dog), Martha (mom), George (tortoise), Skylor (brother), Aaron (brother), Byron (me).

Friday, December 03, 2010

Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests

Over the last couple of days I have been working on a programming contest called Topswops. I am currently ranked 31 out of 312. This is the third Al Zimmermann programming contest I have competed in. The site has some very interesting optimization problems. In my first two contests I ranked 65 out of 414 and 49 out of 143.

Game Review

I noticed that somebody wrote a review about the laser game I made. The game got quite a bit of traffic when I posted a link to it on Reddit. I am pleased.