[CentralOH] PyOhio

Liza Avramenko liza at checkio.com
Fri Nov 21 01:04:32 CET 2014


Thank you a lot for such a great overview. And yes, you are totally correct
- we don't teach coding, we help people practice and become experts in
coding, up to building complex AI systems. We are looking for the best ways
to onboard those who came to CheckiO thinking they can learn, either by
partnering with some other coding schools where we could refer our users to
or building an explicit page with all the best resources to start learning.

It has not been announced officially yet but in January we are launching JS
as the second language and we are also starting a series of global Top
Python Coder competitions, with Japan kicking it off in December.

Would love to hear community feedback. Hope you can find value in the game.

Have an amazing rest of the week

Liza Avramenko

CEO, CheckiO

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On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 5:40 AM, Eric Floehr <eric at intellovations.com>

> CheckiO is a pretty cool site that emphasizes the game and social aspects
> coding puzzles, and it a fun way to sharpen your Python skills. Like other
> sites like CodeWars, you solve posed problems in code for points.
> Where it differs from sites like CodeWars is it is more explicitly set up
> as a game, and more likely to be interesting to school-age programmers. It
> also focuses completely on Python.
> Unfortunately, I haven't found within CheckiO a good on-ramp... Like other
> sites, it assumes you already know how to code. With the more gamey nature
> of CheckiO (versus say the more StackOverflowish feel of CodeWars), I think
> it would be a great new way to learn Python. You *could* learn to program
> with the current set up, but you'd have to be quite dedicated. It presumes
> you already know what arrays and for loops, etc. are as best as I can tell.
> Anyway, check it out... it's a fun way to hone your programming skills.
> CheckiO was also a startup sponsor of PyOhio, and is active in the Python
> community.
> Cheers,
> Eric
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 7:15 PM, Liza Avramenko <liza at checkio.com> wrote:
>> Hi PyPeople,
>> I wanted to run by you CheckiO
>> <http://t.signauxdix.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XZsfmQcWW2B8g462BFXQPN3R-Ttb1cHMlf7gWVkg03?t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.checkio.org%2F&si=5032721932353536&pi=84dc82c1-b4fc-4dfb-f897-ba2cb773861b> -
>> the game for PyCoders and an open platform for AI gaming. We see a lot of
>> coders using it to pump up their skills by solving and seeing solutions of
>> others, or to teach others to show that coding is fun, or to create and
>> publish their own AI games so that all the world competes at the best
>> algorithms for you challenges.
>> Would love to hear your feedback or simply see CheckiO being helpful to
>> you in any possible ways.
>> Liza Avramenko
>> CEO, CheckiO
>> <http://t.signauxdix.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XZsfmQcWW2B8g462BFXQPN3R-Ttb1cHMlf7gWVkg03?t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.checkio.com%2F&si=5032721932353536&pi=14f036f1-734c-4ddf-cf47-dd94c3cea872>
>> [image: Inline image 7]
>> <http://t.signauxdix.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XZsfmQcWW2B8g462BFXQPN3R-Ttb1cHMlf7gWVkg03?t=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FPlayCheckiO&si=5032721932353536&pi=14f036f1-734c-4ddf-cf47-dd94c3cea872>[image:
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>> <http://t.signauxdix.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XZsfmQcWW2B8g462BFXQPN3R-Ttb1cHMlf7gWVkg03?t=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FPlayCheckiO&si=5032721932353536&pi=14f036f1-734c-4ddf-cf47-dd94c3cea872>[image:
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>> <http://t.signauxdix.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XZsfmQcWW2B8g462BFXQPN3R-Ttb1cHMlf7gWVkg03?t=https%3A%2F%2Fplus.google.com%2Fu%2F0%2F110405561375193834203%2Fabout&si=5032721932353536&pi=14f036f1-734c-4ddf-cf47-dd94c3cea872>
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