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000 - Coding Challenges with Friends

cerbito profile image Joshua Cerbito Updated on ・2 min read

A couple of months ago, I along with two of my friends decided to form some sort of weekend accountability group. The purpose of the group is not only to help push each other to be better developers/designers, but to be able to have a space where we can discuss things we can't usually talk about at work, and to experiment on technologies that we don't get to use on a daily basis.

Then a couple of weeks ago, we came up with an idea for a great app (at least we think it's great). In our excitement, we quickly started researching, planning, and designing. It didn't take long before we realized that the scale of the project is much, much bigger than we initially thought. Don't get me wrong, alright. We still think it's a great idea for an app, but with our current individual schedules, it's almost impossible for us to work on something that big right now. So that was a bit of a downer.

So earlier today, instead of sulking on the fact that we simply don't have that much time and space for it, and to stay true to the purpose of the group, we decided to work on a series of smaller challenges instead. Small projects that we can finish in a month even if we only work on it for 3 hours a week. We thought that a series of smaller victories is much better than erratic and inconsistent bigger victories.

And that brings us to this series: Coding Challenges with Friends! We came up with an idea that we think is cool, but still small enough to fit a 3-week timeframe. So keep your eyes peeled for Challenge 001 because it's going to be amazing!

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