Advent of Code 2021

by Tom Faughnan

For our final meeting of the fall semester we discussed Advent of Code, an online Advent calendar of programming challenges which has gained large popularity.

The daily puzzles come in two parts and become gradually more difficult as the month progresses. This presents a great opportunity to learn a new programming language, compete with others, or just have fun solving interesting problems. On the private leaderboard for NDLUG members, we had several people complete over half of the challenges!

We wrote solutions in JavaScript, Python (normally and code golfed), Go, Swift, and Haskell, to name a few. Comparing problem-solving approaches and code snippets with each other made for lively discussion in our club’s IRC server.

Join us next year for AoC 2022!

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