[West London Hack Night](http://www.meetup.com/West-London-Hack-Night/events/120495682/][Last Thursday's]] [[http://www.meetup.com/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.