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N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« on: September 10, 2013, 06:19:10 PM »
EDIT: THE NANY 2014 EVENT HAS FINISHED YOU CAN READ THE ROUNDUP OF ENTRIES: HERE.



N.A.N.Y. 2014
New Apps for the New Year

Our annual NANY event is coming up soon -- it's where we celebrate the creation of new software by asking the coders who hang out on or visit DonationCoder to create some new piece of software that is free (at least for home use), and share it with the world.

We're pretty informal here, so your new creation could be a new website, a new desktop app, a new mobile app, a game, etc.  It could even be an addon for an existing tool, or maybe even a substantial new version of something you've created before.

NOTE: We don't want any rights to the software, or anything else from you and you can host it wherever you want.. This is just about trying to get a bunch of coders together to create stuff.

And I think this year we should say that NANY should be a celebration of new stuff created in the last twelve months, since the last NANY event, rather than what we have done in the past which is to ask people to only enter stuff created in the last couple months of the year..

We don't have prizes for the best entries -- NANY is an open celebration and everyone is welcome, whether you are a new coder or a long time pro.  The reward for submitting something is one of our prizes NANY mugs starring our mascot Cody the bird/duck.  Yes you can submit multiple entries, but you still only get one mug.

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If you are a coder and need an idea, make a post in this section and tell people what kinds of ideas you are looking for.  Or if you're not a coder and have an idea you'd like someone to code, now would be a good time to post it.

And we strongly encourage (require) coders to start a new thread in this section, "pledging" the app they are going to release.



Let the games begin!!
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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 04:45:35 AM »
Was looking for the start gun fire !

Thanks Mouser :)

Regards,

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013, 07:53:23 AM »
Oh and if anyone wants to try their hand at designing the official NANY Cody Mug for 2014, draft sketches are welcome!

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 09:14:39 AM »
Do we want to have a "theme" this year?

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013, 09:33:50 AM »
Do we want to have a "theme" this year?

ZOMBIES! DEFINITELY ZOMBIES!!! ;D

Ok... I got nothing serious... Zombies just sounded cool.

But I don't know if a theme could work. It would be very limiting, unless you wanted to do a "limbo" theme where people "limbo" under a certain license level. e.g. Proprietary license is top, then you rank BSD, GPL, Moz, Apache, WTF, etc. I think WTF would be the lowest limbo level. :D  :Thmbsup: (Public domain just sounds boring.)
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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2013, 09:49:09 AM »
Do we want to have a "theme" this year?

No themes, PLEASE! Or you will be a whole lot less likely to get an entry from me.  :(

I don't think we have ever had a themed NANY before. Sure, for other challenges and contests, but not NANY, and I think it should stay that way.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2013, 10:43:42 AM »
^ This.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2013, 11:49:38 AM »
I don't have the funds to commission a NANY this year! :(

However, NANY is in  the top seven fun words to say here!

NANY NANY NANY NANY!

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2013, 01:14:48 PM »
Do we want to have a "theme" this year?

You do mean a theme for the art on the NANY mug...right? Then I'd go for Zombies also.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2013, 01:18:29 PM »
I meant a theme for the programs, but that idea has been shot down dead.
The "theme" for the mug is up to whoever designs it (if we don't use our standard one).

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2013, 01:41:20 PM »
Count me in for at least one entry.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2013, 01:54:17 PM »
Count me in for a couple.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2013, 02:05:24 PM »
Count me in for one too.
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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2013, 02:11:20 PM »
All coders who hang out on the site who didn't do a NANY last year are obligated to do one this year or be subjected to a public shaming.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2013, 02:28:27 PM »
The "theme" for the mug is up to whoever designs it (if we don't use our standard one).

Please don't just use the standard one. Don't get me wrong, I really like the original NANY mug design, but what I like even more is my collection of NANY mugs each with a unique design.

We should have someone who is a regular on DeviantArt or PolyCount start some sort of competition/challenge for people to make Cody/DC related art. That would be cool. :Thmbsup:


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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2013, 02:31:01 PM »
i'd love some help finding an artist and getting a new NANY mug designed..

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2013, 04:12:02 PM »
I've asked my daugther, she's studying graphical design, if she'd be interested in creating a design, and she said Yes  :D

It'll probably take a couple of days, but I hope to show some design(s) asap.

Now to find some Cody images for reference... :tellme:


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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2013, 05:23:20 PM »
Did that NANY 2009 B image ever actually get used? I have a NANY 2009 mug and it's the standard image, but I thought I'd always elected for the non-standard image when I got my mugs. . .


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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2013, 05:46:41 PM »
Can I submit this as a possible NANY 2014 mug design? (it just needs some text)

ninjas vs cody.pngN.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread

And there is a Paintshop Pro vector of Cody attached to this post, in case any PSP users would like to use it. It will work in v7 and up.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2013, 05:55:14 PM »
We should have someone who is a regular on DeviantArt or PolyCount start some sort of competition/challenge for people to make Cody/DC related art. That would be cool.

It sounds cool to have a competition for the official NANY mugs.  Don't know how to go about organizing it, but it does sound cool.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2013, 06:06:31 PM »
As an aside -- app103 has made a wonderful image we are going to use for a Coding Snack Author T-shirt.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2013, 12:38:04 PM »
how can i join ?

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2013, 12:47:27 PM »
Welcome to the site Bhathiya!

There's not really any formal process for joining the NANY event.. Just stay tuned to this section and you'll see us start posting some updates soon.

Usually what people do is start a new thread in this section and announce the name or purpose of the program they will be releasing.  Some post early versions for people to try.

It will all make sense as we get a little closer to the new year.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 - New Apps for the New Year - Welcome Thread
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2013, 06:41:54 PM »
Quote
However, NANY is in  the top seven fun words to say here!

NANY NANY NANY NANY!

Try this: NANY, NANY, BOO-BOO!!  Then stick your tongue out.