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NANY 2009 Intro
« on: November 13, 2008, 04:24:48 AM »
The N.A.N.Y. 2009 Challenge:
New Apps for the New Year

Here is my challenge to all of you with some coding skills.  Join me in pledging to release a new program/utility/game on JANUARY 1st, 2009 to celebrate the new year!

It doesn't matter how big it is, but it must go live to the public as freeware/donationware between Dec 31 and Jan 1st, 2009.

We will give out fun prizes (custom dc mugs celebrating the event or something like that), for all coders who live up to their pledges.

Ground rules:
  • You have to state you are participating well before the actual date (you shouldn't just wait until Dec 31 to reveal whether you decided to participate or not); ideally announce by posting a reply on this thread before dec 7, if possible.  DECEMBER 7 is our goal to have the pledges.
  • This can't be an update of an existing program - has to be a new program.
  • You can post the program on your own website, etc. - you don't have to be affiliated with DonationCoder.com - you still get to announce it as part of the N.A.N.Y. Challenge.

Ok, who's in for this fun challenge!?




UPDATE:

  • The key thing here is that it be a new release, unveiled for all to freely use on January 1st.
  • It doesn't have to be a windows application.  It can be mac, linux, etc. [though cross platform would be better]
  • Or it can be a web-based service.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2008, 08:53:47 PM by mouser »

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 04:29:17 AM »
I'm in.. Still haven't decided what to program but I'm in.

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Web applications are fine too -- and we can provide hosting space if you like.

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Should we have a theme this year?

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 04:30:10 AM »
I'll try to participate in my first NANY, i'll have to finish my program before the holidays though so expect my program to be released mid december.

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 04:30:40 AM »
To see what programs were produced during NANY of previous years:

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 04:34:17 AM »
Count on me  :)

and...


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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 04:38:27 AM »
dunno if there should be a theme or not, but that won't stop me suggesting in case its decided to go that route:
Would be great to see all utilities add value to official donationcoder programs. So my theme suggestion would be: any program that makes official donationcoder programs more useful. This could be a plugin, a support program, farr aliases, etc. Good to see people giving back.

I realise that might conflict with the rule "you don't have to be affiliated with DonationCoder.com - you still get to announce it as part of the N.A.N.Y. Challenge" I guess ife result is related to donationcoder.com


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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 05:38:12 AM »
I think I can find the time to participate this year - but I have no Idea what I will code, yet  :P

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2008, 05:44:11 AM »
Quote
o my theme suggestion would be: any program that makes official donationcoder programs more useful. This could be a plugin, a support program, farr aliases, etc.

i think this would leave too many people out.. BUT i will remind people that things like plugins are definitely eligible for NANY.

it still might be nice to come up with a theme even if it's optional, just to give people something to focus on if they feel like they are having a hard time thinking of something useful to code.

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2008, 06:18:21 AM »
I am in  :Thmbsup: Some FARR plug-in or function/plugin for JScalc. So if you have any idea of what you would like to see, pls let me know ;)
My open-source online piano game: https://github.com/musicope/game
« Last Edit: November 13, 2008, 06:20:23 AM by czb »

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2008, 07:31:11 AM »
Theme:  Savings
Create an application that saves time, effort or money.  I think 'Savings' is a greate theme considering the state of the economy.

(not sure if I can participate since I have a project I want to release and not sure if I can make the deadline)
« Last Edit: November 13, 2008, 08:46:59 AM by Veign »

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2008, 08:33:41 AM »
I'm In  :up: BTW theme idea is nice

#incude topics<science><music><desktop><Money>
using dc rules;
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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2008, 08:40:25 AM »
"Savings" is great idea for the theme.

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2008, 09:00:05 AM »
I am in and I already know what to make!

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2008, 09:20:40 AM »

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2008, 12:55:12 PM »
I don't have a clear idea for a program yet, but for now, definitely count me in :)

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2008, 01:50:11 PM »
I haven't participated much in this site but I'll give it a go.

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2008, 02:45:12 PM »
yes! :) I'm in this year

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2008, 02:57:22 PM »
woot! participation looking is good this year!

remember: if you already have a mug, and for some reason you aren't trying to collect the entire series of NANY mugs, you can select another item from CafePress (sweatshirt, caps, bags, etc.) or maybe we can try to arrange some other gifts if people want them instead.

another idea might be to encourage non-programmers who have something they want to give away to make up their own award titles and give out their own awards to the participants :)

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2008, 02:59:40 PM »
another thing to remember:  if you can't think of a good idea for your NANY program -- ask for some suggestions from the forum members (start a new thread in this section), and everyone should feel free to have people beta test their submissions here in this section before the official release :up:

and if you want some webspace on the dcmembers.com server to host your program and it's web page, just message me and ask.

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2008, 09:34:26 PM »
I have a few projects I have been working on in the last 8 months that I could possibly finish up at least one and release it for this year's NANY.

We have never had a theme for it in the past, and I am not sure it's a good idea to start. Sure we have had other challenges like the GOE one, but that's different.

If you are going to specify a theme this year, I might have to pass if the projects I have that are half finished don't fit the theme.

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2008, 10:56:31 PM »
I'll join in this year but only if the theme is optional. I'm pretty sure whatever I'm working on won't fit the theme.


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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2008, 02:27:57 AM »
I can try to make a program that calls out "Hello world!"  :(

Seriously, will be fun following the different apps, so good luck to all participants!

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2008, 02:37:53 AM »
Let's say the theme is optional.. though truly you can be creative with a theme of "Savings" and apply it to almost anything.

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2008, 08:27:12 AM »
quick note...
If you don't have an idea for a project that you can implement in a short time, please consider picking up an open-source project and coutribute to it a feature or two that you would want. Besides being an incredible mind excercise (reading somebody else's code is challenging, but you might improve a lot if you do it well), your end result could be more interesting than a tool that you slapped together by yourself.

For example, I'm considering getting some ruby project and contribute to it. Would that be good for the NANY challenge? Otherwise, I'm bond to do some crappy timekeeping proggie like last year :)

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Re: NANY 2009 Intro
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2008, 08:35:09 AM »
well it has to involve the release of a NEW APP.. you could start a new open source project.. or release a new plugin for some existing program, but you cant just add some code to an existing application -- that wouldnt qualify.