Why Diaspora is so Important to Social Networking

I’m a huge fan of social networking, and post regularly on Facebook, and on Twitter under the handle @yeurch. I think Facebook is a great tool for keeping up to date with people I know (or knew) in real life, while I find Twitter invaluable in finding out what’s new and innovative in software development.… Continue reading Why Diaspora is so Important to Social Networking

FB Hacker Cup 2011 Round 2 – I’m Out

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about my participation in the inaugural Facebook Hacker Cup.  Well, I didn’t get any further, and exited spectacularly in round 2. To say it was tricky is an understatement.  The level of difficulty was a huge leap up from the previous round.  Of the 1,673 programmers eligible to… Continue reading FB Hacker Cup 2011 Round 2 – I’m Out

Facebook Hacker Cup 2011

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been taking part in the inaugural Facebook Hacker Cup, a programming competition ran along almost identical lines to Google’s well established CodeJam. The format of the competition is quite simple.  To start with, there was a qualification round lasting 72 hours in which 3 problems were posted.  Competitors… Continue reading Facebook Hacker Cup 2011