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Last post Author Topic: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!  (Read 14022 times)

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Since 2007 we have held an annual event that we call NANY (New Apps for the New Year), where we ask the coders who hang out on DonationCoder to create some new piece of free software and share it with the world on January 1st of the new year (browse previous year entries here).

There are no winners or losers, it's simply a celebration of programming and creating new software and sharing it with the world.  You can target any operating system (desktop or mobile) or even make a web-based tool.  It can be a game, utility, large application, whatever.

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Best of all, everyone who participates gets a free commemorative coffee mug.

NANY is really the funnest thing we do on this site, and it's one of the few times we can all play together.  If you're a coder, PLEASE participate! If you're not a coder, please cheer on the coders and help encourage them and give them ideas and cheer them on. Let the coding begin!

« Last Edit: October 08, 2014, 05:17:40 AM by mouser »

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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2014, 05:05:18 AM »
Things you can/should post in the NANY 2015 section of the forum (start new threads please):

  • A pledge post, in it's own thread, to say you will be participating, and what program idea you might try to code.
  • Ideas for programs that you'd like to see someone else try to code.  Non-coders we need your ideas!
  • Early releases of your software for others to test.

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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2014, 05:07:50 AM »
Other things we could use to make this year's event special:

We have a standard mug design we tend to use, but it's always great if we can get an optional alternative design or two.   If you have artistic talents, we'd love to have some more mug designs that look different.  The resolution should be 1662x600.


Here's the standard design to show you the size and basic information on the mugs:
nanymug2014small.png
Some alternatives:
polocircleNANY2010_A2.jpg
hallynanysmall.jpg

Ideally, any mug design should have a prominent role for Cody, our bird/duck mascot.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2014, 11:57:39 AM by mouser »

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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2014, 11:45:57 AM »
Please please please someone with artistic abilities make a custom mug design. :Thmbsup:


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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2014, 02:42:33 PM »
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Please please please someone with artistic abilities make a custom mug design.

You know.. we do have an unreleased amazing image created by DC member App103, that we were/are going to use for a Coding Snacks tshirt, that could be repurposed..

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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2014, 04:33:56 PM »
Nope it's a different one.

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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2014, 07:57:33 PM »
Nope it's a different one.

Yeah, I still need to finish this one. It has some things that need to be tweaked.

But I don't think it would be quite suitable for NANY. It really is designed purely for Coding Snacks.

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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2014, 08:05:17 PM »
i LOVE that image.

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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2014, 03:46:05 AM »
I too  :Thmbsup:

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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2014, 10:50:56 AM »
But I don't think it would be quite suitable for NANY. It really is designed purely for Coding Snacks.

It could with very few tweaks be perfect for NANY.

"Now that NANY is done... what do you celebrate with after the long deadline night?"

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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2014, 01:18:09 PM »
But I don't think it would be quite suitable for NANY. It really is designed purely for Coding Snacks.

I agree.


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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2014, 12:54:30 AM »
NANY 2015.pngNANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
Not the worlds best, but I gave it a shot.
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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2014, 01:00:07 AM »
Nope it's a different one.

Yeah, I still need to finish this one. It has some things that need to be tweaked.

But I don't think it would be quite suitable for NANY. It really is designed purely for Coding Snacks.
 (see attachment in previous post)

If that were made into a shirt, I would so buy it!
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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2014, 01:28:48 PM »
If that were made into a shirt, I would so buy it!

The idea is not to buy it, but to earn it. It's supposed to be a reward for those that complete a certain number of coding snack requests.

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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2014, 03:21:09 PM »
The idea is not to buy it, but to earn it.

Oh, well poop. I'm not that great of a coder. I only know a little bit of AHK scripting.
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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2014, 04:53:18 PM »
complete a certain number of coding snack requests
What's that number? :-[ And who decides? :tellme: ;)

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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2014, 12:17:11 AM »
complete a certain number of coding snack requests
What's that number? :-[ And who decides? :tellme: ;)

Mouser decides, and I don't remember what he said the number will be. All I remember is that I would not qualify to get one of the t-shirts, myself, yet.

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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2014, 11:53:53 AM »
it just depends on how many shirts we have to send out -- we have to set the qualification # to a threshold that will keep it affordable.  I would think 2-5 range.

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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2014, 12:32:22 PM »

Yeah, I still need to finish this one. It has some things that need to be tweaked.

But I don't think it would be quite suitable for NANY. It really is designed purely for Coding Snacks.
 (see attachment in previous post)

Hehe in another of my daydream-giggle worlds, it would be *hysterical* if any marketing business geniuses here with an inside loop at somewhere like General Mills, for April Fools day, (with the whole line staff in on the joke) switched out the box art template on one of the more obscure cereal production lines, like #77 that's only used at half capacity for some health food muesli, with App's picture and a custom mold for the marshmallow nuggets to be little Cody's. After all, the C-Level management never goes to the production floor. (I worked a summer at a gatorade bottle factory. They sent out a pallette of some 1000 bottles every four minutes.) So at what must be the ferocious volume turnover on those production lines, 1000 cases could go out the door and hit shelves before someone very nervous in PR calls up and says "uh... what are Cody Snacks? And why are they selling better than the muesli?!"

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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2014, 07:27:21 AM »
Please please please someone with artistic abilities make a custom mug design. :Thmbsup:

I'm not completely convinced by this, but if anyone likes it I can tweak.

(Disclaimer: I can't draw. Cody was therefore stolen from elsewhere on the site, extracted from the original graphic and repurposed.)

MugDesign2015.pngNANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
-- bests, Tim

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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2014, 09:55:46 AM »
Thinking about an entry...

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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2014, 11:31:34 AM »
Please please please someone with artistic abilities make a custom mug design. :Thmbsup:

I'm not completely convinced by this, but if anyone likes it I can tweak.

(Disclaimer: I can't draw. Cody was therefore stolen from elsewhere on the site, extracted from the original graphic and repurposed.)
 (see attachment in previous post)

I like it but Cody seems to be missing part of his tail and hand :(  Also...not entirely turned on by the choice of font...but that might just be me xD

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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2014, 02:07:23 AM »
Please please please someone with artistic abilities make a custom mug design. :Thmbsup:

I'm not completely convinced by this, but if anyone likes it I can tweak.

(Disclaimer: I can't draw. Cody was therefore stolen from elsewhere on the site, extracted from the original graphic and repurposed.)
 (see attachment in previous post)

I like it but Cody seems to be missing part of his tail and hand :(

I might not have extracted Cody from the original graphic very carefully. Sure I can fix that.

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Also...not entirely turned on by the choice of font...but that might just be me xD
Now I look at it again, I'm not entirely sure I disagree. My workload is maxing out again right now but I'll see if I can find something a bit less 1970's sci-fi in the next day or three. ;) I think I was trying to do something distinctive rather than bland but I might have rushed that bit. :)
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Re: NANY 2015 - NEW APPS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2015 - START YOUR ENGINES!
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2015, 06:22:06 AM »
I've only just got back to thinking about this again. Should I forget all about it, rework it for NANY2016 or is it still worth trying to fix up the image above?
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