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Craig Steiner
08/01/05 09:26
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#98614 - Coding competition idea
Ever since Erik mentioned the weekly puzzle idea, I've also been having an idea of a "coding competition." This would be something different than the puzzle so it's possible we could have both puzzles and coding competitions. I'd like to present my idea here and get feedback from everyone on whether or not it would be fun and/or useful.

My idea is that once a week a "coding challenge" could be posted to a new area of the site. A very simple challenge might be, "Code a function that calculates the average of the values in internal RAM from 40h to 4F". This challenge would be visible to everyone and any registered member could submit a response. Responses would NOT be visible to others while the competition is open (probably one week).

Once the competition closes, all code submitted would be made visible anonymously so that no-one would know who contributed each answer. Everyone would then be able to vote on which answer they liked the best (no voting for yourself).

Once the voting period (probably 3 days or so) is done, the system would automatically announce the top 3 choices and the names of those people. This could end up providing a nice library of code to solve specific problems; it'd be different than the code library in that multiple solutions would have been submitted and the members of would have picked the best answers. And it might be fun.

Additionally, the system would allow members to submit their ideas for a future coding challenge that could be used in future challenges.

Any thoughts?

Craig Steiner Webmaster

List of 39 messages in thread
Coding competition idea      Craig Steiner      08/01/05 09:26      
   YES!      Jan Waclawek      08/01/05 09:29      
      That would be      Craig Steiner      08/01/05 09:43      
   In progress      Craig Steiner      08/01/05 22:16      
      I have a few, but      Erik Malund      08/02/05 07:19      
         Last post      Steve M. Taylor      08/02/05 08:38      
            C-illiteracy      Jan Waclawek      08/02/05 09:09      
               C-illiterate (non) anonymous      Steve M. Taylor      08/02/05 09:56      
                  Where can I get it?      Ian Bell      08/06/05 08:55      
                     8051, AVR, (ARM ? ) and Rabbit      Steve M. Taylor      08/06/05 10:06      
                        Embedded Pascal et al      Ian Bell      08/07/05 10:20      
                           Modula      Steve M. Taylor      08/07/05 15:05      
         same thing here      Jon Ledbetter      08/02/05 09:06      
         <10k, ???      Jon Ledbetter      08/02/05 09:08      
            not a html tag proble      Erik Malund      08/02/05 14:49      
               Quote problem      Jon Ledbetter      08/02/05 15:12      
                  Escape sequence      Craig Steiner      08/02/05 15:30      
         Derivatives, languages, and voting      Craig Steiner      08/02/05 14:59      
         derivatives      Jan Waclawek      08/02/05 16:25      
            Derivatives      Steve M. Taylor      08/03/05 04:02      
               this is it!      Jan Waclawek      08/03/05 05:50      
                  I can't      Erik Malund      08/03/05 06:51      
               Issues with C challenges      Craig Steiner      08/03/05 06:55      
                  an example      Erik Malund      08/03/05 07:00      
                     I was wrong on both points      Erik Malund      08/03/05 07:13      
                        answer      Jacob Boyce      08/03/05 12:39      
                           actually I do not because ...      Erik Malund      08/03/05 13:20      
                     puzzle?      Jan Waclawek      08/03/05 07:25      
                        Wondering same thhong      Craig Steiner      08/03/05 08:04      
                           1) no it is not the weekly puzzle, that      Erik Malund      08/03/05 11:20      
                              depends on usage      Jan Waclawek      08/03/05 11:40      
                                 yes, but not forever      Erik Malund      08/03/05 12:04      
                                    wait forever      Jan Waclawek      08/03/05 16:09      
                                       Behave people.      Steve M. Taylor      08/03/05 16:15      
                                          That's the good thing      Craig Steiner      08/03/05 17:58      
                     C challenges      Craig Steiner      08/03/05 08:06      
                     Hardware problems      Craig Steiner      08/03/05 14:39      
                  the answer is what gets "marked"      Jan Waclawek      08/03/05 07:22      
                  Null points...      Donald Catto      08/03/05 10:49      

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