We will pick a challenge each week and showcase it on FaceBook, Twitter, our Newsletter, and the homepage where everyone can see it!
The idea of a "challenge" is to introduce someone who has never used a language/technology without scaring them or overwhelming them. This means easy to understand, open ended challenges that encourage people to do a little research, learn a bit, and try it on their own.
Here's the format you can submit your challenges in:
IMAGE (An image representing your language/technology)
CHALLENGE: A short description of the challenge (Example: Try out jQuery by using one or more of the jQuery Effects)
INTRODUCE THE LANGUAGE/TECHNOLOGY: This is your sales pitch, tell people what the language/technology is, why they should try the challenge, and a few examples of how you have used the language/technology.
- Bulleted List
- Of Ideas
- For Your Challenge
- Slide Show
- Image Gallery
This is where you link to tutorials, documentation, downloads for compilers/APIs/libraries, etc. Make this as complete a resource list as possible for a BEGINNER
If there is a forum, tutorials, or code snippets for your language/technology on Dream.In.Code, link to them as well.
HOW TO GET STARTED:
This should be a crash course tutorial on how to get started. Installing any software. Setting up a hello world. Whatever you have to do, or link them to to get them started. Remember, keep the barrier to entry low, you don't want to scare people away from your favorite language!
Use our Week #1 Challenge as a reference for submitting your challenge: http://www.dreaminco...topic148191.htm
Feel free to suggest ideas and we'll help you come up with a good challenge. Here are some general languages/technologies we'd like to see challenges for this year:
- ASP.Net MVC
- Twitter API
- Google Maps API
- FireFox/Chrome Extensions
- Unit Testing
- SVN/Version Control