Coding Event - Connect 4 Challenge

This month's event is going to be a coding challange.

You are hereby challenged to create the most awesome Connect Four playing AI known to man. We'll team up to create our own virtual connect four players and then we'll put them against each other to see which is best.

Connect 4 game

The game playing mechanics will be controlled by this simple Connect 4 Framework:

If you want to download this (ideally clone it using Mercurial) and see if you can get it working before Thursday then that would be cool.

If you can, please bring a laptop with Visual Studio 2010 or higher on it. Hopefully we'll have enough machines to go round.

Update

We're going to be opening this challenge up to some other user groups. You can find out more on our Connect 4 .NET Coding Challenge page.