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.

    Private PHP Friendly Huggable AWS Latency

  • Darktooth

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

    Private Squads PHP Clueless AWS Latency

  • Dunkelzahn

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

    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.

    Private PHP AWS Latency

  • 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

    Private PHP House of Joe Hungry AWS Latency

  • The Jabberwock

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

    Private Go AWS MinMax 0.0.1-alpha Latency Open Source

  • Link2Feed

    Link2Feed

    Team Lead
  • Spring League 2021 Participant
    10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Spring League Bronze
    9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Spring League Silver
    9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Spring League Gold
    9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Spring League Platinum
    8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Spring League Royale Bronze
    9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Spring League Royale Silver
    9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Spring League Royale Gold
    9 months, 1 week ago

    Spring League Royale Platinum
    8 months ago

    Fall League Participant
    12 months ago

    Next36 Participant
    12 months ago

    Summer League 2021 Participant
    6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Summer League Bronze
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Summer League Silver
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Summer League Gold
    5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Summer League Platinum
    5 months ago

    Stay Home Participant
    12 months ago

    First Snake!
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Into the Arena
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Going Pro!
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Winter Classic 2020 Participant
    12 months ago

    Summer League 2020, Elite Top 10
    12 months ago

    Summer League 2020 Participant
    12 months ago

    Training Program: Avoid Walls
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Training Program: Avoid Yourself
    5 months, 1 week ago

    Training Program: Find Food
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Training Program: Avoid Other Battlesnakes
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Survive 100
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Long Snake 10
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Long Snake 30
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Long Snake 40
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Fall League 2021 Participant
    3 months, 1 week ago

    Fall League Bronze
    2 months, 1 week ago

    Fall League Silver
    2 months ago

    Fall League Gold
    1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Fall League Platinum
    3 weeks, 4 days ago

    These are only the unlockable customizations. To see the customizations available to everyone, go here.

    Battlesnake Heads

    alligator

    chomp

    comet

    football

    happy

    iguana

    jackolantern

    lantern-fish

    mask

    missile

    moto-helmet

    moustache

    orca

    pixel-round

    pumpkin

    rocket-helmet NEW

    snail

    sneaky

    space-helmet

    villain

    viper

    whale

    Battlesnake Tails

    alligator

    comet

    fish

    flame NEW

    football

    ghost

    iguana

    ion

    leaf

    missile

    offroad

    pixel-round

    pumpkin

    rattle

    rocket

    shiny

    skinny-jeans

    snail

    swirl

    swoop

    tire

    virus

    Arena Standings

    Global Arena

    41st


    Darktooth
    28686 games played
    8281 wins
    20405 losses

    Global Arena

    43rd


    Shai-Hulud
    28719 games played
    8276 wins
    20443 losses

    Global Arena

    139th


    The Jabberwock
    21868 games played
    5668 wins
    16200 losses

    Global Duels

    40th


    Shai-Hulud
    28370 games played
    14800 wins
    13570 losses

    Global Duels

    91st


    The Jabberwock
    20141 games played
    10120 wins
    10021 losses

    Global Royale

    27th


    Shai-Hulud
    27469 games played
    7675 wins
    19794 losses

    Global Royale (Speed Snake)

    10th


    Shai-Hulud
    3104 games played
    800 wins
    2304 losses
    Favorite Games Beta