• # Blog

## Python & Android: Getting Started

Python & Android: Getting Started

## "I Love Python" Overview

On CheckiO we have all sorts of different and challenging missions. Sometimes you just need to solve input-output function. Sometimes it's a round of codeGolf. Sometimes you will play a game with a special score system. But two of these missions are very different. These are more creative writing, or as we call them "code essay" missions.

## Massive Mission Update + #reviewmycode bonus

Today we would like to announce huge mission roster update and something special for our players! Four new missions are here for you to improve your Python skills

## "Feed Pigeons" Review

On our landing page you can find one mission text with solutions. And this is "Feed Pigeons". I'm not sure why but this mission can trouble new players.

## Python-based software & Services #2

Python-based software & Services #2

## "Digit Doublets" Review

Did you know that we have the special island in CheckiO that is devoted by Lewis Carroll? Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. He also wrote several books with mathemical and logical puzzles.

## Games Of Chance

Today we present our newest chance based mission: "Texas Referee"

## "Roman Numerals" Review

The Republic, Julius Caesar, The Colosseum. Yes, I'm talking about Ancient Rome. A few days ago I read Conn Iggulden's book about Caesar successor, Octavian and remembered the CheckiO mission "Roman Numerals". So let's look revisit this numeral system.

## Guido van Rossum's Code Review #1

Guido van Rossum's Code Review #1

## "Golden Pyramid" Review

Let's look at a classical CS problem that was realised as the Checkio mission. I mean "Golden Pyramid" mission. Consider a triangle of numbers. There is one number in the top of the triangle. On the next level - two numbers, then three and so on. You are start at the top and should down to the bottom of the triangle. For each step down you can move to on of two cell below current. And you "collect" (summarize) passed numbers. Your goal is find the maximum possible sum of numbers for all possible routes from top to bottom.

## Python-based software & Family Gifts Mission

Python based software and new mission announcement

## "Open Labyrinth" Review

Today, let's try to find a path between two points in the maze. We will take a closer look at the "Open Labyrinth"

## CheckiO Mission Translation Summary

CheckiO Mission Translation Statistica

## "Elementary" One-liners Overview (Part II)

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.

## Python In Games

How Python is used in game industry

## Python Education Summit & Python Learning Resources #2

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.

## "Elementary" One-liners Overview

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.

## Guido van Rossum's Code Review #0 and Ghost Ship mission update

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.

## CheckiO Weekly #2 ― Braille Translator Review

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.

## CheckiO and Treehouse

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.
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