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Author Topic: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement  (Read 1526 times)

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« on: August 31, 2017, 02:36 PM »
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.

NANY is really the funnest thing we do on this site, and it's one of the few times we can all play together.  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.  DC takes makes no claim on your software, it's just an event to encourage you to share a creation with others.  Best of all, everyone who participates gets a free commemorative coffee mug.

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Browse previous year entries here: http://www.donationc.../index.php?board=323

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 02:54 PM »
There is one big change I would like to make to NANY this year -- it's an idea I've talked about before, but I really do want to try it this year.

That change is the following: Any free-for-personal-use program that was first released ANYTIME IN 2017 (not including last years 2017 NANY entries of course), is eligible as a NANY entry.

This change will mean that coders are no longer "punished" for releasing programs throughout the year and won't feel the need to "hold back" a program until the final days of the year, and makes NANY more a celebration of the new programs that were created in the past year.

There is still much fun to be had by pushing yourself to code something new in the final days of the year -- but now we won't be dis-incentivizing hard working coders, and we will be celebrating all of the new software created throughout the year.

If we don't like the change we can go back to the original way next year.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 07:52 AM »
Sounds good, I'll be using LSR. :-)

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 07:58 AM »
Don't forget you can submit multiple NANY apps -- many of us do :)

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 08:10 AM »
This change will mean that coders are no longer "punished" for releasing programs throughout the year and won't feel the need to "hold back" a program until the final days of the year, and makes NANY more a celebration of the new programs that were created in the past year.

This is very good and needed change. This will help many of us who have earlier abandoned their apps at the last time due to time constraint. We will also get lots more apps in the NANY 2018 list, which is waited anxiously by many bloggers and supporters of DC.

Regards,

Anand

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2017, 12:12 PM »
+1 here on the added rule :Thmbsup:

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2017, 10:53 PM »
Hope this new change works out well :)

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2017, 02:02 PM »
Please feel free to post ideas for coders for NANY 2018 in: this thread.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2017, 02:20 PM »
Also, for what it's worth, the decision has been made to raise (from members) and give out some money at the end of NANY to (regular?) DC Members in appreciation for software they have created during the last year.  Maybe 1 or 2 thousand USD.
You can read the discussion that led to that decision here: http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=43695.0

Spread out among a bunch of coders it won't amount to very much, but better than nothing.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2017, 08:14 PM »
I'd like to have an alternate mug and tshirt design for 2018 as well -- so if anyone is feeling artistic, we could use your efforts!

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2017, 02:49 AM »
I guess it's time for my annual request for you to update the preset text to say NANY 2018, and also for you to please make a placeholder page for NANY 2018 (like this one for NANY 2017) so apps can include links to what will be the official NANY 2018 webpage. :Thmbsup:

Thanks mouser!

EDIT: Also, it looks like https://donationcoder.com/nany/ hasn't been updated for a couple of years.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2017, 03:27 PM by Deozaan »

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2017, 06:24 PM »
Pinging mouser. 8)

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2017, 08:52 AM »
The new (CMS) version of the website already has a more prominent and up-to-date NANY landing page.. It will go live before the end of the year.
I will update the preset text for forum.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2017, 02:09 PM »
Thanks. :)

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2017, 03:15 AM »
Less than 2 more months until the NANY 2018 deadline!!!
This is typically the time when people start coding seriously.

I'll remind everyone that we will have at least $1000 to give away this year to participants, and that we need an alternate mug design.  Please help us spread the word!

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2017, 05:06 AM »
Less than 2 more months until the NANY 2018 deadline!!!
This is typically the time when people start coding seriously.

I'll remind everyone that we will have at least $1000 to give away this year to participants, and that we need an alternate mug design.  Please help us spread the word!

Inspiration - checked
Motivation - checked
Pressure - checked
Time - ?

Need the "Sands of Time" urgently.

Regards,

Anand

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2017, 09:45 AM »
Working on NaNoWriMo and NaGaDeMon this month.  So I'll end up at the deadline again...

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2017, 04:59 PM »
Are you aware that the board's NANY template still says "NANY 2017"?

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2017, 09:05 PM »
Should be fixed now.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2017, 09:12 PM »
Confirmed.  :up:

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2017, 11:25 PM »
I tried to tell him about that in September. :P

I guess it's time for my annual request for you to update the preset text to say NANY 2018, and also for you to please make a placeholder page for NANY 2018 (like this one for NANY 2017) so apps can include links to what will be the official NANY 2018 webpage. :Thmbsup:

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2018 Announcement
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2017, 11:28 PM »
Yes you did.. I am just following my normal policy of ignoring all problems until they are reported multiple times  :-[