Yesterday acme, davorg and myself went to judge the BCS programming competition. We took our own team along who came a wonderful seventh out of eight teams. I would have been more disappointed but they weren't that far behind the others (remember, I got to see everyone's answers as they came in,) and they had a much smaller team than the others (only two members compared to four to five.) This put them at a significant disadvantage as they couldn't have people thinking about the other problems while they were working on one.
Next year I hope Perl will do a lot better; With more notice so that we can arrange a bigger team I think we could clear up.