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 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 Hungry AWS Latency

  • Link2Feed

    Link2Feed

    Team Lead
  • Spring League 2021 Participant
    1 month, 1 week ago

    Spring League Bronze
    1 week, 2 days ago

    Spring League Silver
    1 week, 1 day ago

    Spring League Gold
    4 days, 10 hours ago

    Spring League Royale Bronze
    1 week, 2 days ago

    Spring League Royale Silver
    1 week ago

    Spring League Royale Gold
    1 day, 18 hours ago

    Fall League Participant
    2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Next36 Participant
    2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Stay Home Participant
    2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Winter Classic 2020 Participant
    2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Summer League 2020, Elite Top 10
    2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Summer League 2020 Participant
    2 months, 3 weeks ago

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    Arena Standings

    Competitive Ladder

    12th


    Darktooth
    1293 games played
    690 wins
    603 losses

    Global Arena

    43rd


    Darktooth
    3421 games played
    1233 wins
    2188 losses

    Global Arena

    54th


    Link2Feed
    3459 games played
    1161 wins
    2298 losses

    Global Arena

    24th


    Shai-Hulud
    3427 games played
    1213 wins
    2214 losses

    Global Constrictor

    5th


    Shai-Hulud
    2590 games played
    816 wins
    1774 losses

    Global Duels

    20th


    Shai-Hulud
    3431 games played
    1774 wins
    1657 losses

    Global Royale

    4th


    Shai-Hulud
    2844 games played
    713 wins
    2131 losses

    Royale Ladder

    4th


    Shai-Hulud
    1080 games played
    530 wins
    550 losses
    Challenges
    • Solo Survival Challenge
      Survive as many turns as possible. Your Battlesnake is all by itself on a small game board.
      Score: 857
      Sept. 2, 2020
    • Solo Length Challenge
      Reach the longest possible length. You'll have only yourself to contend with while playing solo on a small game board.
      Score: 49
      Aug. 29, 2020
    • Survive Against Yourself
      Play against yourself 1-on-1 and try to survive as many turns as possible. Standard rules, medium game board.
      Score: 633
      Aug. 29, 2020
    • Keep Four Battlesnakes Alive
      Go up against 3 copies of yourself and try to keep all Battlesnakes alive as long as possible. Your score is determined by when the first Battlesnake is eliminated, not the last. Board size is a non-standard 11x19.
      Score: 665
      Sept. 11, 2020
    • Occupy Every Corner
      Have your Battlesnake occupy as many corners as possible when the game ends.
      Score: 4
      Sept. 2, 2020
    • Battlesnake Royale - 1v1v1
      Go up against two copies of yourself in Battlesnake Royale game mode, and try to make the game last as long as possible!
      Score: 315
      Sept. 2, 2020
    • BETA - The Prüzze Challenge
      Defeat as many of Prüzze's snakes as possible! Have feedback or ideas for this challenge? Let us know in the Battlesnake slack group. Note - trophies resulting from this challenge are unlikely to be permanent.
      Score: 3
      Sept. 9, 2020
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