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Python Challenges For 2013

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jon.kiparsky and I have been putting together a set of Python challenges for the new year. The plan is to offer a new one every two weeks throughout 2013 - wish us luck! The goals are to make fun challenges which grab programmers of all skill levels and hopefully push you to develop new ways of thinking about code or the problems underlying the code.

There will be some continuing themes - expect some challenges which address basic data structures, some simulation challenges (we're working with macosxnerd101 on some economics-oriented ones which should be fun), some games, and so forth. There will also be a few weird ones.

We have a pretty good list of candidate challenges, but we're happy to take suggestions. If you have something you think would make a fun challenge, send one of us a PM and we'll take a look. Of course, feedback is welcome. We're making this up as we go along, so we'd love it if you help us steer. Again, send us a PM if you have any comments.

I'm posting the first one today, but generally we'll be looking at Thursday night/Friday morning (depending on your location) as the drop time.

As always, if you have a solution, post it in spoiler tags for those who are still working on it.

Hope you enjoy them!


This thread will also contain a list of challenges as the weeks go on, we'll keep it pinned up the top for easy access:

Challenge 1 [2nd January 2013]: Bagels

Challenge 2 [18th January 2013]:Parens Code Golf

Challenge 2 [1st February 2013]:Loo Queue

This post has been edited by jon.kiparsky: 02 February 2013 - 12:57 AM


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