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.
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
Got the idea? Great! Let's see what you've got Good luck!
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