To celebrate 30 years of "Pac Man", at this year's RetromaÃ±ï½Âa (University of Zaragoza, 8th - 12th November) there's a Pacman programming contest (with prizes!). Information about the contest and rules can be found here:
There's two categories - one for games programmed beforehand (so that people who can't go to RetromaÃ±ï½Âa can put in an entry) and for those programmed during the event.
I'll myself be off to RetromaÃ±ï½Âa, not for anything to do with the Pac man coding contest, but to demonstrate and explain the ethernet hardware that I've made for the ZX Spectrum (itself coming close to its 30th anniversary). Indeed that entire week is going to be an orgy of retro geekyness, the weekend leading up to it is R3PLAY in Blackpool (retrogaming event), then I'm off to Zaragoza for RetromaÃ±ï½Âa, and then on the way back I go via Madrid for a small gathering of retroafficionados in a bar somewhere in Madrid. Three events in less than 10 days.