I only heard that the ICFP competition was approaching over last weekend when I was putting the Fost 4 release together. Since then I've been starting to put a team together based around the BarCamp Thailand participants.
At the moment we have a few very talented developers who are going to put some serious effort in, a few who will probably drop in from time time and we even have a support group who will cheer us on.
Membership is open, you don't need to be involved with BarCamps, be in Thailand or even be a developer. If you want to join the team then you should do something along these lines:
The project pages and the subversion repository will be private to team members until after the competition when they'll be open to anybody to read. At the moment we expect that we'll be using mostly Python with maybe some C++ or other things depending on what the problem is.
Last year I entered on my own and didn't have much time to put into it. My little rover still managed to get into the second round of heats though which I found flabbergasting!
Given who's already joined the team for this year I think we can do a lot better, even if I don't do anything at all — maybe especially if I don't do anything at all :)