MetaQuotes Extend MetaTrader 5 Contest Deadline
We burned a lot of midnight oil here at the Trading Gurus last night trying to make sure our shiny new multi-currency upgrade to Ray the Random Robot™ wouldn't fall at the first hurdle in MetaQuotes entry into the 2010 Great Object-Oriented Robot Wars (GOORW for short). The deadline for entries into the MetaTrader 5 Automated Trading Championship 2010 is later on today. At least that's what we thought when we finally got to bed! This morning we awoke somewhat later than usual, only to discover that MetaQuotes have just extended that deadline:
The peak of applications occurred at the end of Automated Trading Championship 2010 Registration period. Unfortunately at the same time we had problems with automatic testing of Expert Advisors, and all Expert Advisors need to be repeatedly tested in automatic mode. This is the reason why we decided to extend the Registration period till September 25, 2010.
I wish they'd told me that last night, because then I wouldn't have been sitting here so bleary eyed writing this! Actually those problems with automatic testing of EAs haven't been the only ones during the final countdown as MT5 prepares to enter the arena to join Dukascopy's JForex platform in the war to end all those "robot" wars. Perhaps in all the circumstances it's just as well we've been given a little more time to fine tune Ray the Random Robot's state of the art multiple artificial stupidity?