• # Blog

## CheckiO Weekly #1 ― Pangram Review

Today I would examine the fresh CheckiO mission.

## Python in Poland

As you know, we recently held our Polish Python Competition on CheckiO.

## CheckiO Weekly #0 ― Clock Angle Review

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).

## New Community Missions!

We have two new missions for everyone to enjoy, both made by CheckiO community members.

## CheckiO's Challenging Poland!

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.

## Counting Time

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.

## Introducing CheckiO's Web Plugin

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.

## CheckiO's 2014 Mission Retrospective

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.

## Japan's Top CheckiO Players and New Missions Unlocked!

CheckiO's first regional competition has come to a close and that means it's time to announce Japans to CheckiO Programmers!

## Which States Have the most CheckiO Players?

Which States Have the most CheckiO Players?

## Your Codeship Captains Have Been Crowned!

The Codeship hackathon competition has drawn to a close and man, was it a doozy!

## CheckiO's Top Japan Programmer Competition is On!

Today I'd like to announce the start of a series of local competitions featuring the home countries of CheckiO players from around the world. We'll be officially kicking this world wide tour in Japan. Starting today, three missions will be made available to Japanese CheckiO players. The top players with the highest scores in each of these three missions will earn their place as the Top CheckiO players in Japan!

## Welcome to the Battle Cube

This week we've got a slew of dice games, both old and new coming at you! Don't forget to roll for reflex!

## I love CheckiO, but would like to try developing solutions in my own IDE. Where should I start?

CheckiO players are very passionate about their code and like to code in the environments that make the most comfortable.

## New to Python? Try some free online courses to help you learn how to code.

So you've decided to learn programming? Well, you deserve some congratulations because you are about to embark upon quite the journey.

## Online classes are not my thing. What else does the CheckiO community recommend to supplement my learning in Python?

There are loads of free online resources which can help you to build your foundation of knowledge in Python and virtually any other programming language. For more information about free online course, we have a whole article outlining some of what we think are the best ones. If you code-monkey see, code-monkey do approach, or need some alternative learning tools to help you as you advance and take on some of the more difficult CheckiO challenges, check some of these out...

## So, I Just finished Code Academy's Python course ... what do I do next?

So, you wanted to learn How to code, worked hard and completed the Code Academy course for Python. As a result, you should now have some basic coding skills and an understanding of python syntax. Now what do you do?

## Rise to the Codeship Challenge: Win an Online Shopping Spree!

Codeship has announced a virtual hackathon powered by CheckiO, where you can win gift certificates to your favorite online retailers and obtain the title of "Code Captain!"

## Community Reviews: The Building Missions

A few weeks ago, we published missions devoted to World Urbanism Day. The first mission, “Building Base”, was a pilot for our OOP based missions. The second, “Inside Block”, was a reincarnation of the older mission “Target Hit” which some long time CheckiO players should remember. Today, we’ll be taking a close look at some of the more interesting and top scoring solutions.

## Solve Mathematics Using your Python Skill!

The 11th World Robot Olympiad, PyCon China 2014 and three new missions for you all this week!
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