Advent of Code (AoC) 2020 Code Jam

By: Jason Gutierrez

Third Annual SA Developers Advent of Code (AoC) Code Jam

Welcome all members of the San Antonio Web Developers community and Slack group. I do apologize for the late entry for this article but better late then never. At the time of this writing there are 1 day(s) until the first challenge is released on Dec 1, 2020 Midnight EST.

This is an open invitation and challenge to all developers who want to flex their skills or try out a new language while solving programming puzzles.

What is Advent of Code (AoC)

If you are unfamiliar with AoC, I would recommend that you go to their about page HERE


Advent of Code is an Advent calendar of small programming puzzles for a variety of skill sets and skill levels that can be solved in any programming language you like.

NOTE: A new puzzle is released / unlocked at midnight EST/UTC-5 every day from Dec 1 to Dec 25

How Do I Join

First you will need to sign in to Advent of Code, You can link with your Github, Google or Email address. Once you are registered you can join the SA Developers private leaderboard

To join the private leaderboard, click on the link [LeaderBoard] -> [Private Leaderboard] There should be an input box for you to enter the private leaderboard code below to join in on the reindeer games.

Or just use this link here and enter the code below.



You can also post comments / questions / ~~boast of programming superiority~~ help other members of the SADev community. This should be a FUN way to interact with each other. #devsbeingchill

Is this worth my time

Objectively, YES. You get to meet / compete with other developers in the SA Developer community and bask in the glory that is being higher ranked than some other seasoned developers. Bwahahaha!!

There's also a gift card / cash prize for the winner or potential winners at the end of the challenge. As of this writing, the current prize is valued at 💰$10💰. The prize purse can potentially grow depending on the generousity of other developers in the community who wish to contribute.



Thanks and have fun!