12/03/09 - Rules Updated! See Below.12/04/09 - Rules Updated Again! See Below.
Introducing the CDN Speed Coder Challenge!Background
The Speed Coder Challenge started here
as the Speedgame Competition: Ultra idea thought up by Mene-Mene and the folks on the IRC channelWhat is it?
The Speed Coder Challenge is a challenge to write a program according to the challenge rules in One Straight Run of 2 Hours
.How often will it happen?
We will be releasing new topics for the Speed Coder Challenge monthly twice a month
, and the challenge will happen during the first and third weeks of each month
. So you have a week to find a 2hr slot that works for you and code your entry in one straight run.Can't people cheat then?
This is a challenge, not a contest. The goal is to better yourself as a coder. And we trust you to be honest about your experiences with the challenge. What about languages, tools, platforms, etc.
While we encourage cross-platform solutions so that everyone from the CDN community can check out your entry, you may use any language or platform.When is it starting? Now?
Yup. I'm working on the first theme post now.*About Art and Sound assets
Use whatever you want, but make sure you are allowed to do so (avoid copyrighted stuff). This challenge is about coding. You will only be evaluated on the function of your solution, not what it looks like.*Ratings
Each entry will be self-rated as a PASS or FAIL. We'd like to emphasize that the Speed Coder Challenge is to test your own skills of coding and productivity. Your entries will only be rated based upon being able to accomplish the goal of the challenge.*Critiques
Since the goal of this challenge is to better yourself, as a participant of the challenge you are encouraged to critique and comment on the other entries.NOTE:
Critiques are to be based solely upon the code. Not the art or sound or other incidentals. This is a coding contest. Art is superfluous, you will not be graded for your art.Other Questions?
Just post your questions in this thread and we'll discuss them.
Happy Speed Coding!