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May '18
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Game of Trades

Presented at Codemotion 2018, Amsterdam. Game of Trades is of course inspired by Game of Thrones and tells the tale of a trader in Westeros. Part of the Curriculum at the Hague University it teaches students various algorithms such as Fastest Path, Travelling Sales Person and Optimalization techniques in a fun environment.



Life of a trader in Westeros isn't easy. Navigate the fastest path, buy and sell and above all, make a profit. And then, of course, there are Dragons..

This talk, based on the open source training material we've made for The Hague University, will explain and visualize various algorithms needed for making a bot that intelligently traverses a map, decides what to buy and where to sell to make a profit. Besides some silly and naive algorithms we'll be covering A*, Ant Race, and decision trees and making them efficient. Next time you enter a fantasy world, you'll know what to do!

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