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CodeRanch is offering 1 free ticket (yes, a free ticket!) to Erlang Factory Lite and Kats Conf 15 which are scheduled for 11 - 12 September 2015 in central Dublin.



The events boast top quality talks, lightening talks, and workshops from hand selected international and local expert speakers from the Functional Programming community, with Keynotes by Joe Armstrong the creator of Erlang.

To stand a chance of winning the ticket, all you have to do is enter our fun poetry competition, posting your entries in this very thread. You can even post more than once. The entry that we, the CodeRanch staff, think is the best will win the ticket.

The contest will end on Tuesday 18th August, with the winner announced on Wednesday 19th August. Good luck, and have fun!!

The Competition: Haiku for Kats

Taken from Wikipedia: A haiku in English is a very short poem in the English language, following to a greater or lesser extent the form and style of the Japanese haiku. A typical haiku is a three-line observation about a fleeting moment...

The logo/mascot for Kats Conf is a functional programming loving cat, so the challenge is to write a Haiku, a short 3 line poem of roughly 5, 7, then 5 syllables, that incorporates some aspect or characteristic of cats and functional programming.

For example:

tail twitching with joy
crafting clojure in the sun
the sweetness of dreams


As long as the poem is a 3 lines, and short, there are no hard rules about the length or number of syllables allowed in a Haiku, so you are free to be as creative as you please.

Another shorter example:

The full stop
eluded his paws
oh erlang


Got the idea? Great! Let's see what you've got Good luck!
 
Andrew Polansky
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That can be fun! I am not a great poet (not poet at all, more precisely), but I will try.

with cat on my lap
I'm programming in Erlang
till the early sun

oh functional cat
teach me the Erlang magic
send me to Dublin
 
suresh koppa
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Learn Erlan for Scalability
Go Dublin for experience
Entertain with functional KAT
 
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O Functional cat where have you been
Learning the Erlang style
In central Dublin !
 
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This actually sounds interesting. Here we go let get our brains out of the boxes.

Erlang, a functional language
A cat programming though
Oh! what a cat


Programming cat watching
While, I program in Erlang
Oh! Erlang what a language


Oh! functional cat programming
cause me program in Erlang though
Dublin is my destination
 
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She hacks the hairball
organic fur a-flutter
paws tap the spacebar
 
Boguslaw Buczek
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you funky erl kat
lambda with curvy tail back
greek you are much not
 
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Claws break into skin,
kitten Walt needs attention,
but Java must run

This is probably unclear, so I should say that we rescued a little white kitten a few days ago. We named him Walt, after Walter White (White coat of fur!).

He can barely meow at the moment, but his teeth have developed and he loves biting everything around him. He also likes climbing on peoples shoulders and sleeps A LOT.

As for the rest of the Haiku, I'm pretty much always doing something in Java.
 
Shamsudeen Akanbi
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Even the cats meow
at the rise of Erlang's bough
surely, lofty heights are attained strough.

A nimble cat
been powered with the ability of recursion
scribbled carefully the most alluring snippets.

Praise bounteous
providence if you will
that grants even a cat, to perceive lambdas!

 
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cats' sparkling eyes
peering via Functional lens
in to green fields of Erlang

cat playing in the
soil of Functional Programming
where thrives Erlang
 
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Great entries so far! Keep 'em coming.

The competition will close on Tuesday night, midnight Ranch time which is shown at the bottom of the forum page. The winner will be chosen on Wednesday.

Good luck
 
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Erlang , unha linguaxe funcional
A programación gato aínda
Oh! o que un gato

Programación de observación do gato
Aínda que, eu programar en Erlang
Oh! Erlang que unha lingua

Oh! gato programación funcional
causar -me programa en Erlang aínda
Dublín é o meu destino
 
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A gentle reminder to this particular part of the intro text:
Competition intro wrote:A haiku in English is a very short poem in the English language

Emphasis on English
 
Sunderam Goplalan
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an Agile Cat
sensing whiff of Functional breeze
drinks clojure milk
 
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Dexterous paws knitting
basket full of Haskell
basking in its wholesomeness

Voracious cats set upon
Erlang and ate
In bliss, they chewed recursion

Cats are playful
Erlang's pure functions are useful
Their combination is beautiful

 
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a cuddly kitten
born in to World wide web
cherished functional javascript

a supple cat
inhaling an iota of scala functions
exhaled an old object

an astute cat
swiftly browsing Functional fields
eats Erlang lizard
 
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Ok folks, that's it! Competition closed.

Deliberations have proceeded and a winner will be announced in due course.
 
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Hi Tim, if the winner has been chosen, Won't you post it here?
 
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The winner of the competition has been announced!

Many thanks to all who participated, we enjoyed reading your entries
 
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