Paul Graham of the Y Combinator (accelerator) posted a blog recently, titled “How to Make Pittsburgh a Startup Hub“. This got Dan Gunn thinking about all the things that make Victoria, BC thrive and why there’s no reason for us to try and be the “next Silicon Valley” (we already have the youth, coffee shops, restaurants, proud locals and entrepreneurs to make the perfect recipe for startups to be attracted to live and work here).
Listen to him below as he discusses this, that and the other on the Zone@91.3fm’s morning show:
BattleSnake is a programming competition held in Victoria, BC and organized by local startup company, Sendwithus. The next one is scheduled for February 20th at UVic’s ECS Building (1st Floor).
Teams of students and developers build web-based AIs for the classic arcade game “Snake”. Multiple teams will compete on the same board at the same time, and the winner will be the last team slithering!
There will be over $2,500 in prizes given away throughout the day, across two tournament brackets. The Classic Bracket will feature familiar gameplay mechanics and have a grand prize of $300. The new Advanced Bracket will offer new gameplay mechanics and a $1,000 grand prize.