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Re: "52 Weeks Of Code" Challenge

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The Dream.In.Code "52 Weeks Of Code" Challenge

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Welcome to the Dream.In.Code "52 Weeks of Code" Challenge! For the next 52 weeks we will challenge you, and you will challenge yourself, to become a better programmer. The goal is to broaden your knowledge and understanding of various languages, programming concepts, and techniques. This is not a competition between members. There are no winners or losers. It is simply meant to expose you to new languages, new concepts, and bleeding edge technologies and help you learn.

Each Monday we'll post a new challenge in the "52 Weeks of Code" forum. The challenges will be fairly open ended and encourage you to explore and create something unique. For example, our first challenge will be "Create something using the jQuery 'Effects' API". To complete the challenge you could make something very basic just to see how the language works using the tutorials and resources we provide, or you could go all out and create an awesome new web application based around jQuery. Whatever you feel comfortable with, but we want you to at least attempt the challenge and explore the language and techniques.

When you complete a challenge, you will reply to the original thread for that challenge with a link/.zip/screen shot/code and share it with us so we can all see what everyone did. If you need help during the challenge, we will have an official discussion thread in the appropriate language forum for that weeks challenge.

Submit Your Own Challenge!
The D.I.C team will kick off the first couple weeks, but we want our mentors, experts, authors, and contributors to create their own challenges which we'll showcase. There will be a thread for you to submit your challenges with information on the proper format and ideas for how best to format your challenge to make it successful!

We're all very excited to share our own favorite languages and knowledge with you but we're even more excited to see what you come up with during these challenges. We'd love to see a great new idea start as a challenge and end up as a multi-million dollar startup some day! All it takes is a great idea and a little ingenuity!


The first challenge will be posted Monday, January 4th some time during the day!
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Re: "52 Weeks Of Code" Challenge

Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:31 PM

I'm pumped!
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Re: "52 Weeks Of Code" Challenge

Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:34 PM

sounds fun :D
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Re: "52 Weeks Of Code" Challenge

Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:36 PM

This sounds sweet!! :D I'm currently trying to learn three different programming languages, and I've studied a few that I've probably forgotten everything, so this will really be helpful!

One question, though: when you post a challenge that has a language that hasn't been used yet, could you also post a link to an editor/compiler of that language? Like posting a link to eclipse.org for a Java challenge? It'll save everyone some time trying to find an editor for a language they've never used before.

Anyways, I'm psyched to start!!
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Re: "52 Weeks Of Code" Challenge

Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:41 PM

View Postcalebj, on 3 Jan, 2010 - 06:31 PM, said:

I'm pumped!



Me too, except for the 'jQuery' thing ;)
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Re: "52 Weeks Of Code" Challenge

Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:48 PM

Chris, this is awesome. I'm thrilled to have the chance to be exposed to so many languages. :D
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Re: "52 Weeks Of Code" Challenge

Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:52 PM

This does sound like a really great idea! I too cannot wait to have 52 challenging weeks!
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Re: "52 Weeks Of Code" Challenge

Posted 03 January 2010 - 07:02 PM

View PostKYA, on 3 Jan, 2010 - 05:41 PM, said:

View Postcalebj, on 3 Jan, 2010 - 06:31 PM, said:

I'm pumped!



Me too, except for the 'jQuery' thing ;)

Yeah, except for that.

This looks like a great way to get some new tutorials floating around as well. If users give a step by step on how they achieved what they did then that would be great for site growth. A long with people joining for the sake of participating in competitions.
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Re: "52 Weeks Of Code" Challenge

Posted 03 January 2010 - 07:21 PM

Interesting.
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Re: "52 Weeks Of Code" Challenge

Posted 03 January 2010 - 07:24 PM

Sounds great! Can't wait to try out a bunch of new stuff
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Re: "52 Weeks Of Code" Challenge

Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:05 PM

Bring it on!! (let's do it)

Not a big fan of the Java though, will the challenges be created fairly generally (meaning they can be created in multiple languages)? I challenge myself anyways so this doesn't actually benefit me in a large way but, it's something new just the same.
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Re: "52 Weeks Of Code" Challenge

Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:38 PM

Sweet! Glad you guys are excited. We'll really need your help putting together some of these challenges so start to think of some of your favorite things in your favorite language that people could easily learn and make something cool with.

There will be language specific challenges and challenges that are focused around an API or some sort of concept that isn't language specific. We'll try to hit some of the more popular languages, as well as some of the more obscure languages or even off the wall languages like "Brainfuck".
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Re: "52 Weeks Of Code" Challenge

Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:50 PM

Sounds like a great idea! At least I'll keep one of my New Year's resolutions :)
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Re: "52 Weeks Of Code" Challenge

Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:04 PM

That sounds like a lot of fun. Just what I've been looking for.

Can't wait to get started.
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Re: "52 Weeks Of Code" Challenge

Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:05 PM

Can't wait just one more hour.
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