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Poll: Setting up a weekly challenge for student members (5 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you interested in a weekly/bi-weekly programming challenge for students?

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#1 Sn1pShow  Icon User is offline

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Setting up a weekly challenge for student members

Posted 16 August 2011 - 07:28 PM

I have noticed that the Challenges and Assignments sticky post has been dormant for quite some time. I was curious to see if anyone was interested in maybe starting a weekly or bi-weekly challenge for the student members here at DIC.

For instance, we could post one of the Project Euler challenges here in the student forum with a set date, for arguments sake lets say Sunday of the posting week. On said date, all participants must submit their solution.

It could turn out to be interesting, we would get to see different view points on solving the various challenges, different algorithms/logic as well some language specific hacks we may not have been aware of.

I figured it could be useful to keep up your skills in the off season, lets say you end up delivering pizzas during the summer, this could give you something to keep your skills sharp.

I know that there is only one option in the poll choice selection. It's merely to gauge how much potential interest there is in this sort of thing.

Any comments, questions, concerns, suggestions, etc would be great.

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Re: Setting up a weekly challenge for student members

Posted 18 August 2011 - 12:02 PM

I say yes, it would be a great topic as i'm learning c# and would love some projects to practice on!
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Re: Setting up a weekly challenge for student members

Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:17 PM

Why not just start at the top of this list and work your way down. Work to finish each project in a week. There may not be any prizes but at least it's a challenge.
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Re: Setting up a weekly challenge for student members

Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:24 PM

Plus we have the 52 Weeks of Code you can work through. :)
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Re: Setting up a weekly challenge for student members

Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:09 PM

View PostRandomlyKnighted, on 18 August 2011 - 09:17 PM, said:

Why not just start at the top of this list and work your way down. Work to finish each project in a week. There may not be any prizes but at least it's a challenge.


Thanks for the link, I have actually been working away at that list for a little while. I like the idea that basically all of the challenges can be done in a variety of languages.
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Re: Setting up a weekly challenge for student members

Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:16 PM

View Postmacosxnerd101, on 18 August 2011 - 09:24 PM, said:

Plus we have the 52 Weeks of Code you can work through. :)


I love the idea of the 52 weeks of code. I have also taken a look at those postings; I must admit though, I have to learn a lot of the languages mentioned, I have not had the opportunity to work with many of them.

The purpose of my original posting was to, maybe, generate some activity here in the student sub-forum. I thought that maybe some of the students here on DIC may of found some of the 52 Weeks of Code challenges daunting; I personally enjoy them though. So I was curious to see the interest it would generate. As we can all see though, it is fairly low.
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