Python based software and new mission announcement
Today, let's try to find a path between two points in the maze. We will take a closer look at the "Open Labyrinth"
In <a href="http://www.checkio.org/blog/elementary-one-liners/">the last Weekly Overview</a> we looked at first ten missions from the "Elementary" island. Today we've got the second part of our Weekly Review for your reading pleasure.
First off, we'd like to tell you about the upcoming 2015 Python Education Summit in Montréal, Canada. There's going to be an array of talks on Python and Education prior to PyCon 2015's main conference! A full description of each talk will be coming soon, but at the moment you can check out the Education Summit schedule and register for the conference.
As you may know we have a special island for our coding newbies -- <a href="http://www.checkio.org/station/library/">"Elementary"</a>. On this island we've created very simple missions which include hints to help solve them. So if you just have finished the TreeHouse or CodeAcademy courses, or you already know some python syntax, then this island is absolutely for you.
Check out new Guido van Rossum's code reviews and tack down the fabled Pirate Ghost Ship Missions with CheckiO. Ghost Missions are coming back as part of a non-stop CheckiO explosion! You can now compete in these missions on the Codeship Island.
Today I would like delve into the Braille system. Braille is a tactile writing system used by the blind and the visually impaired. It is traditionally written with embossed paper.
It looks like you've recently opened the beautiful world of programming for yourself and chosen Python as your first language. That's actually a wise choice.
Today I would examine the fresh CheckiO mission.
As you know, we recently held our Polish Python Competition on CheckiO.
Today we will examine the "Clock Angle" (http://www.checkio.org/mission/clock-angle/share/7defeec919a61f851255c46c1c9e12e5/) mission. You are given a time in 24-hour format and you should calculate a lesser angle between the hour and minute hands in degrees for analog clock. Simple mathematic model. But you can solve this even if you don't have doctor degree in Mathematics. Just watch at an analog clock. Old grandmother cuckoo-clock will be nice or find some video with analog clock (yeah it's sound weird).
We have two new missions for everyone to enjoy, both made by CheckiO community members.
Starting today, three missions will unlock for CheckiO's Polish players. These missions will be exclusive to Poland for the two weeks of the competition that will end on February 3rd. The top players with the highest scores in each of these three missions will earn their place as the Top CheckiO players in Poland. Once the competition has ended, they will open up to the global CheckiO community for everyone to play.
Did you know that January 13th and January 14th mark the turn of the Old New Year? Because of the difference between the Julian and Gregorian calendars, the Julian calendar's New Years Eve and New Years day fall on these days on the Gregorian calendar, which is currently the most wide spread calendar in use.
This week I'd like to take a moment to announce a new feature that we have been working on in our developer labs here at CheckiO.
6th January 2015 23:16
New Year's Eve is a time for celebration and reflection. As such, I'd like to highlight some of the more popular community made missions from 2014.
CheckiO's first regional competition has come to a close and that means it's time to announce Japans to CheckiO Programmers!