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
    6 months ago

    Spring League Bronze
    5 months ago

    Spring League Silver
    5 months ago

    Spring League Gold
    5 months ago

    Spring League Platinum
    4 months ago

    Spring League Royale Bronze
    5 months ago

    Spring League Royale Silver
    5 months ago

    Spring League Royale Gold
    4 months, 4 weeks ago

    Spring League Royale Platinum
    3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Fall League Participant
    7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Next36 Participant
    7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Summer League 2021 Participant
    2 months ago

    Summer League Bronze
    1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Summer League Silver
    1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Summer League Gold
    1 month ago

    Summer League Platinum
    3 weeks ago

    Stay Home Participant
    7 months, 2 weeks ago

    First Snake!
    1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Into the Arena
    1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Going Pro!
    1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Winter Classic 2020 Participant
    7 months, 2 weeks ago

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

    Summer League 2020 Participant
    7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Avoid Walls
    1 month, 1 week ago

    Avoid Yourself
    3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Find Food
    1 month, 1 week ago

    Avoid Other Snakes
    1 month, 1 week ago

    Survive 100
    1 month, 1 week ago

    Long Snake 10
    1 month, 1 week ago

    Long Snake 30
    1 month, 1 week ago

    Long Snake 40
    1 month, 1 week ago

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    Arena Standings

    Competitive Ladder

    26th


    Shai-Hulud
    5616 games played
    1647 wins
    3969 losses

    Global Arena

    34th


    Darktooth
    10367 games played
    3169 wins
    7198 losses

    Global Arena

    68th


    Shai-Hulud
    10370 games played
    3171 wins
    7199 losses

    Global Arena

    121st


    The Jabberwock
    3596 games played
    999 wins
    2597 losses

    Global Duels

    52nd


    Shai-Hulud
    10312 games played
    5410 wins
    4902 losses

    Global Duels

    70th


    The Jabberwock
    2476 games played
    1608 wins
    868 losses

    Global Royale

    14th


    Shai-Hulud
    9640 games played
    2925 wins
    6715 losses
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