You have found the new home of the POTM - a programming contest that
ran from 1993 to 2000 and was revived from 2004 to 2006. Your
task is to solve a different programming problem every couple of months.
It's competitive, but there is no time pressure and a lot of
friendly communication between participants in the forums.
It is purely for fun, bragging rights and a place on the
The POTM is not currently active. It may return one day or it may not.
In the meantime, feel free to browse the past problems and marvel over
the clever solutions and forum discussions.
And thanks to everyone who participated
over the years - I hope it was as much fun for everyone else
as it was for me.
We currently have 1494 folks registered
for the POTM, 402 have created sandboxes
for the POTM contests, and 33 have submitted
entries for the LINESANDBOXES contest.
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All your questions will be answered in the forums!
Current languages include C, C++, Perl, Python, PHP, CLisp,
Shells, and a few other non-compiled interpreters - the
link will tell you what you need to know about the
Please explore the POTM site and the forums.
If you want to be part of the contests and forum, please
using the NEW USER link at the left and start work on
your winning entry!
Anton's entry "panda" finished the round robin tournament with a perfect 64-0
record and then won the "playoffs" among the top five finishers.
and join us in the forums to be alerted as soon as the next POTM is underway!
Congratulations to Doug Beardsley (mightybyte)
Doug finished the LOAPS playoffs with a perfect 74-0-0 record!
The LOAPS POTM Completed on January 31, 2006