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Nick Brunner
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Advent of Code 2020

Is anyone participating in Advent of Code this year?

From the website:

Advent of Code is an Advent calendar of small programming puzzles for a variety of skill sets and skill levels that can be solved in any programming language you like. People use them as a speed contest, interview prep, company training, university coursework, practice problems, or to challenge each other.

You don't need a computer science background to participate - just a little programming knowledge and some problem solving skills will get you pretty far. Nor do you need a fancy computer; every problem has a solution that completes in at most 15 seconds on ten-year-old hardware.

I just found this website and I'm planning to attempt each day's challenges. I'm going to try to post my solutions, in python, each day as well. I'd be interested to see how you all solved the challenges as well!

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Shannon Crabill • Edited

Yup! I've heard of Advent of Code but this is my first year participating.

I'm doing my solutions in Javascript for now.

GitHub logo scrabill / advent-of-code

Javascript solutions for Advent of Code

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Nick Brunner

Awesome! How are you enjoying it so far? I've found myself really looking forward to the challenges throughout the day.

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Shannon Crabill

I like it! I tend to not do code challenges because they are really hard to understand (at least the HackerRank style ones are) but I like this story for each Advent of Code problem so far. Getting to a solution and not the ideal solution with crazy test cases makes it an easier thing to participate in.

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This looks really cool, I look forward to work on these puzzles, thanks for sharing!

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Ryan Palo

Hi! We've got a community thread going here:

Feel free to jump in and share your solutions each day!

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Jesse Warden

DOOO ITTT. My record is lasting till Day 7. This year, goal is to make it to day 4!