Len Payne

lenpayne

Backstory

I am the CTO of a software company that builds tools for food banks and other hunger relief organizations. I was introduced to BattleSnake through a post on the Canada.ai Slack. Seeing a competition that pits people to code against each other, that helps benefit Food Banks Canada? That's awesome. I grabbed some of my team and we started building a Snake in our spare time out of PHP scraps and gumption. It went... okay. Stay Home and Code (SHAC) came and went, and we... well, we participated.

Since SHAC, I built a new snake framework in a different set of technologies (still PHP, just not the same bits of PHP.) It's smarter, and I've had a lot of fun with the Summer League challenges. But it's still not doing any ML/DL/RL of any kind. We're sticking to decision trees and A* algorithms along a graded map. It's put the snake in a higher tier, but not quite battling for supremacy with Pruzze yet.

Technologies

AWS Go PHP

Joined April 7, 2020

  • Challenger OV-099

    Snake tweaked specifically to take on challenges.

    Battlesnake Avatar Private PHP Friendly Huggable AWS Latency

  • Darktooth

    Snake built with Swoole and PHP. Uses a graded map and the A* algorithm for pathfinding.

    Battlesnake Avatar Private Squads PHP Clueless AWS Latency

  • Dunkelzahn

    Second deployment of my primary snake. Designed to be second-fiddle in squad games.

    Battlesnake Avatar Private Squads PHP Classy AWS Latency

  • Link2Feed

    We made this in PHP in our spare time in the two weeks leading up to Stay Home and Code. It is 100% decision-tree based, and learns nothing. Dumb as rocks, and a little old school. Built in Amphp for the HTTP layer, because we felt Symfony was overkill for an API.

    Battlesnake Avatar Private PHP AWS Latency

  • PHPSnake

    We made this in PHP in our spare time in the two weeks leading up to Stay Home and Code. It is 100% decision-tree based, and learns nothing. Dumb as rocks, and a little old school. Built in Amphp for the HTTP layer, because we felt Symfony was overkill for an API.

    Private PHP AWS

  • Shai-Hulud

    "Bless the Maker and His water. Bless the coming and going of Him. May His passage cleanse the world. May He keep the world for His people." -Frank Herbert

    Battlesnake Avatar Private PHP House of Joe Hungry AWS Latency

  • The Jabberwock

    Built in Go, designed to use the Official Rules to determine next movesets.

    Battlesnake Avatar Private Go AWS MinMax Latency Open Source

Spring League 2021 Participant
1 year, 4 months ago

Spring League Bronze
1 year, 3 months ago

Spring League Silver
1 year, 3 months ago

Spring League Gold
1 year, 2 months ago

Spring League Platinum
1 year, 2 months ago

Spring League Royale Bronze
1 year, 3 months ago

Spring League Royale Silver
1 year, 3 months ago

Spring League Royale Gold
1 year, 2 months ago

Spring League Royale Platinum
1 year, 1 month ago

Fall League Participant
1 year, 5 months ago

Next36 Participant
1 year, 5 months ago

Summer League 2021 Participant
1 year ago

Summer League Bronze
11 months, 2 weeks ago

Summer League Silver
11 months, 2 weeks ago

Summer League Gold
11 months, 1 week ago

Summer League Platinum
10 months, 3 weeks ago

Spring League 2022 Participant
3 months, 3 weeks ago

Stay Home Participant
1 year, 5 months ago

First Snake!
11 months, 2 weeks ago

Training Complete
2 weeks ago

Into the Arena
11 months, 2 weeks ago

Going Pro!
11 months, 2 weeks ago

Winter Classic 2020 Participant
1 year, 5 months ago

Summer League 2020, Elite Top 10
1 year, 5 months ago

Summer League 2020 Participant
1 year, 5 months ago

Training Program: Avoid Walls
11 months, 2 weeks ago

Training Program: Avoid Yourself
10 months, 4 weeks ago

Training Program: Find Food
11 months, 2 weeks ago

Training Program: Avoid Other Battlesnakes
11 months, 2 weeks ago

Survive 100
11 months, 2 weeks ago

Long Snake 10
11 months, 2 weeks ago

Long Snake 30
11 months, 2 weeks ago

Long Snake 40
11 months, 2 weeks ago

Fall League 2021 Participant
8 months, 3 weeks ago

Fall League Bronze
7 months, 3 weeks ago

Fall League Silver
7 months, 3 weeks ago

Fall League Gold
7 months, 1 week ago

Fall League Platinum
6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Battlesnake Heads

alligator

chomp

comet

football

happy

iguana

jackolantern

lantern-fish

mask

missile

moto-helmet

moustache

orca

pixel-round

pumpkin

rocket-helmet

snail

sneaky

space-helmet

villain

viper

whale

crystal-power

do-sammy

Battlesnake Tails

alligator

comet

fish

flame

football

ghost

iguana

ion

leaf

missile

offroad

pixel-round

pumpkin

rattle

rocket

shiny

skinny-jeans

snail

swirl

swoop

tire

virus

crystal-power

do-sammy

Arena Standings

Duels 2022 (Beta)

19th

Battlesnake Avatar
Darktooth
Games
11,780
Win Rate
%
Wins
5,998
Losses
5,782

Latest Round

Rank Change
+8
Point Change
+130
Games
100
Win Rate
55.0%
Wins
55
Losses
42

Duels 2022 (Beta)

31st

Battlesnake Avatar
Shai-Hulud
Games
11,792
Win Rate
%
Wins
5,990
Losses
5,802

Latest Round

Rank Change
+1
Point Change
+30
Games
100
Win Rate
51.0%
Wins
51
Losses
48

Global 2022 (Beta)

29th

Battlesnake Avatar
Darktooth
Games
11,798
Win Rate
%
Wins
2,980
Losses
8,818

Latest Round

Rank Change
-4
Point Change
-42
Games
99
Win Rate
21.21%
Wins
21
Losses
78

Global 2022 (Beta)

28th

Battlesnake Avatar
Shai-Hulud
Games
11,829
Win Rate
%
Wins
2,993
Losses
8,836

Latest Round

Rank Change
+4
Point Change
+5
Games
98
Win Rate
24.49%
Wins
24
Losses
72

Global Arena

53rd

Battlesnake Avatar
Darktooth
Games
51,607
Win Rate
%
Wins
14,497
Losses
37,110

Global Arena

52nd

Battlesnake Avatar
Shai-Hulud
Games
51,613
Win Rate
%
Wins
14,475
Losses
37,138

Global Arena

135th

Battlesnake Avatar
The Jabberwock
Games
44,949
Win Rate
%
Wins
11,042
Losses
33,907

Global Duels

25th

Battlesnake Avatar
Shai-Hulud
Games
51,393
Win Rate
%
Wins
27,160
Losses
24,233

Global Duels

107th

Battlesnake Avatar
The Jabberwock
Games
42,482
Win Rate
%
Wins
21,141
Losses
21,341

Global Royale

44th

Battlesnake Avatar
Shai-Hulud
Games
50,740
Win Rate
%
Wins
13,827
Losses
36,913

Global Royale (Speed Snake)

25th

Battlesnake Avatar
Shai-Hulud
Games
14,061
Win Rate
%
Wins
3,426
Losses
10,635

Global Wrapped

25th

Battlesnake Avatar
Shai-Hulud
Games
15,723
Win Rate
%
Wins
3,961
Losses
11,762

Royale 2022 (Beta)

17th

Battlesnake Avatar
Darktooth
Games
11,553
Win Rate
%
Wins
2,931
Losses
8,622

Latest Round

Rank Change
-
Point Change
-13
Games
100
Win Rate
24.0%
Wins
24
Losses
74

Royale 2022 (Beta)

14th

Battlesnake Avatar
Shai-Hulud
Games
11,564
Win Rate
%
Wins
2,942
Losses
8,622

Latest Round

Rank Change
+6
Point Change
+91
Games
100
Win Rate
31.0%
Wins
31
Losses
68
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