PyCon UK

Registration Office

Bot tournament code clinic

Peter Inglesby

Sunday 16th, 11:30 (Room J)


A workshop (3 hours)

Botany is a tournament where you can write little bots to play Connect Four against other little bots written by people at PyCon UK. There are prizes donated by O'Reilly.

The tournament website, with live leaderboard, is at https://botany18.pyconuk.org/.

The tournament is designed to be accessible to programmers of all abilities. Beginners should be able to enjoy writing code to play the game, while more experienced programmers might enjoy the challenge of writing code that runs as efficiently as possible.

You will be able to work on your bot over the course of the conference. On Tuesday evening there will be a show-and-tell session where the winners will be announced.

This code clinic will help you get started.


  • The speaker suggested this session is suitable for new programmers.

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