It’s almost that magical time of year again! No, not Xmas . Although, just as magical.
I’m talking about Devember.
So, what is Devember? Here is their official site if you would like to see for yourself:
In a word, Devember is a challenge. One that you impose upon yourself; to code for one hour each and every day in the month of December. You do this for the sake of the pursuit of knowledge.
The challenge is pretty open. You can decide for yourself what you wish to do: learn a new language, learn a new stack, develop an ambitious project, continue from a previous project, or just have a little fun.
To be frank, it’s unrealistic to code for a solid hour straight if you do not have a plan. That is why I suggest everyone either does the agile method of development or spend the first few days formulating a plan and then spend the rest of that time executing that plan.
Therefore, this topic will go up on November 25th–approximately one week–to allow people time to prepare accordingly.
From last years challenge, we learned a lot. One thing I’ll share is that people live busy lives and may not be able to fully commit. I totally understand that life can get in the way of things, however, I don’t want that to discourage you. Any effort, no matter how small, towards a goal is net positive progress.
That said, I will monitor threads with it as much as possible to be supportive.
So set a goal for yourself and just do itTM.
Next, add your name, and your project name to the wiki post bellow to help build an index of user projects (this will help mods hand out the badge ).
Within your thread you need to contain a copy of your contract. Here is the sample:
I, insert name, will participate to the next Devember. My Devember will be insert objective. I promise I will program for my Devember for at least an hour, every day of the next December. I will also write a daily public devlog and will make the produced code publicly available on the internet. No matter what, I will keep my promise.
here describe your Devember
If you need some ideas, please feel free to ask or check out this subreddit for ideas:
If you complete this challenge then you get a shiny new L3 badge, the Devember Badge!
Here is a link to last years Devember post for reading material.
Useful tutorials on most of the languages.
Five mistakes new programmers make.
Aggregate youtube channel of programming talks and events.