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Subject: [mg6292] Time: 12:29 PM OFFICE MEMO Competition Date: 3/6/97 Here's a suggestion: why doesn't MathGroup or some other organization, possibly with Wolfram Research's support, promote a yearly programming competition that pits teams from around the country against each other in real-time programming skills? Microsoft has been supporting such an event for C++ and Pascal for several years now with considerable success. The event would surely help Mathematica to be known as a general programming language. Results of winners, including their programs could be posted on the web to encourage greater numbers of submissions in subsequent years.