West London Hack Night was great fun. The chosen topic was Genetic Algorithms. More specifically, given a pool of random strings, can you use GA to get them to evolve towards a target?
It’s a simple application of a sophisticated idea, but perhaps a perfect way to get started as you actually can code it up in about an hour and a half.
There were four teams hacking in four different languages, and here’s their code:
Great fun, as usual. I’m already looking forward to the next.