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Author Topic: The N.A.N.Y. Programming Challenge for 2008  (Read 32507 times)
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« on: December 06, 2007, 04:55:57 PM »

The N.A.N.Y. Programming Challenge for 2008

Web page: http://nany2008.donationcoder.com

Calling all coders! Help us celebrate the new year in style by participating in the NANY challenge and writing a new small program.

Following up on last year's NANY challenge, and hot on the heels of our GOE challenge, and comes our annual "New Apps for the New Year" (NANY) 2008 challenge!

Your mission:
  • Release a new freeware/donationware program of any kind, by Jan 1, 2008
  • It must not have been released prior to Dec 6, 2007 -- that gives you about 3 weeks

What you get:
  • A rare DC mug commemorative of the event (or any other object if you already have a mug)
  • Fame and fortune (disclaimer: you will get neither of these)

We will put together a list of all entries just like we did with previous NANY and GOE.

ps. all coders are welcome, whether you hang out normally on DC or not, and whether you are a beginner or a professional coder.
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007, 05:11:53 PM »

Wish I had time this year.  Its such a cool idea and, IIRC, last years contest was written up in several places so applications got some good exposure.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007, 06:38:23 PM »

I really wish there was a way for people to get some points, say ten points, and then "spend" them on the coding snack ideas. People could "spend" their points anyway they want. All ten on one idea, or six on one and four on another, or one point for ten different ideas, etc. This way we can determine which ideas have a wide fan base and then we can tackle the most popular ones first, providing the most benefit to the members. NANY challenges are a good example of why this would be useful. For example, I could hop on over there, see what are the top few and pick one, and than use that as my NANY project.

But I guess I will just have to pick something at random and hope it's popular.

If there are members that want to pitch their ideas to me, send me a PM and give me your sales pitch. Then get your friends to PM me if they also would use the program. If one of the programs shows me a large "fan base", maybe I will build it for NANY 2008.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2007, 05:22:15 AM »

What you get:
  • Fame and fortune (disclaimer: you will get neither of these)
Grin Hope to see some cool new apps!
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2007, 09:27:47 AM »

Just wanted to post to state my intention to participate.. I have a program I meant to do for GOE so this is my second chance  thumbs up
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2007, 12:18:44 PM »

Hopefully what I am working on will be ready by the deadline.  smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2007, 08:00:06 PM »

I am in.  smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2007, 08:11:39 PM »

ok so me, ham, app, tinjaw, who else is in?
we need at least 10 to make a good showing.  6 more to go!

veign -- shame on you for not writing one! i hope you reconsider.
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2007, 08:27:31 PM »

ps. if you already have a dc mug i will send you anything from cafepress instead if you prefer, which will also have the same commemorative contest award/logo.
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2007, 08:40:58 PM »


veign -- shame on you for not writing one! i hope you reconsider.


 smiley  Time is just not on my side this time.
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2007, 09:16:04 PM »

The N.A.N.Y. Programming Challenge for 2008

What you get:
  • A rare DC mug commemorative of the event (or any other object if you already have a mug)
  • Fame and fortune (disclaimer: you will get neither of these)


Maybe not a fortune, but when I was interviewing for a better job, the employers were impressed that I participated in NANY last year.  It is a great opportunity for new coders. 

While the more experienced coders made far better apps than I did, it was helpful for me to be able to say, 'I did this.'

AND I got the fabulous mug!!
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« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2007, 06:35:36 AM »

Maybe not a fortune, but when I was interviewing for a better job, the employers were impressed that I participated in NANY last year. 

Wow, muppy...you didn't tell me about that. Fantastic!
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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2007, 10:27:11 AM »

Count me in too.  smiley
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Truth, unlike opinion, tradition, etc. will always be able to stand on its own.  Truth is not a static, but a living entity and will perpetually impart life; therefore, any "truth" that does not or can not impart life can not be Truth.

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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2007, 01:14:48 PM »

I'm in... I missed the GOE because of NaNoWriMo Sad  But I'm not going to miss NANY!
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« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2007, 05:13:56 PM »

I have begun work on my entry -- Click2LogIt. It was submitted as a coding snack.
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« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2007, 05:34:17 PM »

I am trying to decide if it would be better to do one major attempt or a couple of small utilities I have been thinking about?
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I applaud those that refuse to commit "intellectual suicide."

Truth, unlike opinion, tradition, etc. will always be able to stand on its own.  Truth is not a static, but a living entity and will perpetually impart life; therefore, any "truth" that does not or can not impart life can not be Truth.

I am persuaded the only reason bad men have succeeded is not because good men have done nothing, but that good men did not do enough.

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« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2007, 04:27:02 PM »

I just have a new programming project in my pipe line: system wide assignment of hot keys to different small text converters. I hope, that I can finish a first version this year and participate at the N.A.N.Y. Programming Challenge.

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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2007, 02:35:14 PM »

Do webapps count?
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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2007, 02:46:52 PM »

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Do webapps count?

absolutely!!!

ps. everyone -- let me know if you need webspace
ps2. needless to say if you submit something for NANY 2008 or any of our challenges you will be upgraded to honorary member on the site if you are not a supporting member already.
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« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2007, 03:05:18 PM »

I've posted an early alpha download for my NANY 2008 app (Point Motivator), in the section for supporting member preview downloads: http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=11442.0
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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2007, 10:18:29 AM »

I am in for NANY '08 smiley

I have finished working on my program, SnapSuite, and you can get the download here (http://www.donationcoder....topic=8345.0;attach=25158) and read about what it is and what it does below.

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« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2007, 04:30:12 AM »

I've recently finished a simple, easy to use, fun and useless image-to-text converter, so I think I could post it for NANY (once I write a short manual for it), so count me in.
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« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2007, 10:30:44 AM »

Mouser, I'm in.
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« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2007, 02:53:19 PM »

I have a new web app in the pipes, might release it earlier than intended to get in on NANY -- depending on how the next few days go.
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« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2007, 05:20:03 PM »

YES!!!
Allen go go go!!
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