Advent of Code

Each year, many of our members take part of an online coding competition called Advent of Code (AoC) that takes place in December. 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, including Python.

During the event, we will open a special discussion channel in which our members can discuss the puzzles and compare their solutions. We will also open a private leaderboard and may even reward the best scoring members on that board with prizes!

However, this event isn't purely competitive. You can also join in just to see how far you'll get, to challenge yourself, as a way of learning Python, or just for the fun of it. In 2019, almost 200 members signed up for our private leaderboard, but many more took on the challenge without focusing on the competitive aspect.

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