Since this is my baby, I can’t possibly not link to it: We’re running another online MATLAB programming contest this week. It started last Wednesday and will end this Wednesday. There are a zillion programming contests out there, but this one is special because your answer is evaluated and posted in real time. It’s sort of like competitive open-source coding on steroids. I wrote a paper about it for a conference a while back, but we’ve also got a few short pieces out about this contest even while it’s running: a mid-contest analysis, and a short contest story by Matt that shows in a nutshell the dynamic that makes the contest so interesting.