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Last week I woke up with this crazy idea in mind...
I went for a run and the idea kept making me more and more excited. I wanted to do it! 🔥
I love challenges. Especially Coding challenges. Especially these crazy ones.
I also knew that people would love to see a crazy person (aka me) doing a crazy challenge like this one.
So I pretty much had everything I needed to get started.
10 hours to 'kill'. OBS for streaming. VSCode for coding. But I needed the projects. What should I build? 🤔
I just went live and silently started working on the Project Ideas. Most of them came from my app-ideas repository which I am very grateful for creating a year ago. It comes in handy whenever you need an idea for an app/project.
The people who were watching me had no idea yet of what I was about to do. I just kept gathering resources and writing them down in a README file.
Also had to look up some designs for the projects. I'm probably the worst designer I know so... I couldn't rely on those "skills" (if you can call them that, lol).
I used this amazing resource by my friend Ildi on UI Design Daily. Designs which you can use for any project you want, even commercial ones, without attribution. Pretty cool, eh? 😁
Once I had all 10 Projects written down I also wanted to make sure that they are not the same and that there is a little bit of diversity.
Here is the list of Projects I ended up coding:
- Countdown Timer
- Quiz App
- Recipe App
- Notes App
- ToDo App
- Movies App
- GitHub Profiles
- Drawing App
- Password Generator
- Weather App
And... the challenge started!
I went through those projects, one by one... and yes, I had some bathroom breaks. 😄
No, I didn't eat anything during the stream. I had a shake before so it was all good considering the adrenaline rush I got from the challenge. 👍
The first two projects went ok, but then I spent a bit too much time on the Recipe app.
I added a favorite functionality for the meals which were stored in localStorage (don't ask me why) and it cost me almost 2 hours.
Had some extra time from the previous projects so at the end it was ok.
Probably the "biggest" challenge was the Drawing app because I had to use the canvas and I haven't worked with it in a while.
I solved that by doing some good ol' research and (re)learning it on the fly. 😁 I think people liked that part.
Debugging and research is a big part of our coding journey so... why hide it, right?
All in all, everything went great!
Lots of people joined during these 10+ hours. I remember that at one point we had over 100+ live viewers. Crazy! 😄
The day after the stream I also uploaded the video to my YouTube Channel and so far this has been the greatest, fastest growing video I did. Even the YouTube algorithm picked it up, which was amazing!
At the time I'm writing this the video has close to 40k views and over 4k people subscribed to my channel since I uploaded it! I'm very grateful for that!
People seem to enjoy these kind of challenges so... I'm going to try some more! 😁
I'll keep you posted on how that goes!
Feel free to join on Twitch if you want to see the live action!
Thank you for reading! I hope you find it inspiring and that you'll also try this challenge one day and you'll have as much fun as I did!
Happy Coding! 😇