Show off your Python chops and compete with others

Nathaniel Sokoll-Ward nathanielsokollward at gmail.com
Tue Nov 12 18:20:38 CET 2013


Hi Omar,

Thanks for the suggestions!

Your point about question difficulty is well taken. We previously organized
questions into sections based on difficulty or topic, but have been
experimenting with doing away with sections entirely. We are developing a
way to intelligently deliver questions to a user based on their perceived
skill level.

You're right that our checks can be defeated with sneakiness, but in the
end we believe that it makes more sense to implement incentives to
encourage people to post high quality answers, than to build full-proof
validation tools.

Thanks again!


On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 11:09 PM, Omar Abou Mrad <omar.aboumrad at gmail.com>wrote:

>
> On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 2:00 AM, Nathaniel Sokoll-Ward <
> nathanielsokollward at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Thought this group would appreciate this:
>> www.metabright.com/challenges/python
>>
>> MetaBright makes skill assessments to measure how talented people are at
>> different skills. And recruiters use MetaBright to find outrageously
>> skilled job candidates.
>>
>> Python is a new area of expertise for us. We make "Challenges" for a
>> bunch of languages and we're excited to finally have Python released. Give
>> it a shot -- I'd love to hear what you think.
>> --
>> https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
>
>
> Nathaniel,
>
> You may want to classify the questions under some weight. You can't really
> have a level 6 question about semi colon.
>
> Also, when the boss questions are being computed, you should run more than
> the 'example' given as a test, otherwise users can just cheat. For example,
> I think one of the 'Boss' question was return the first 3 digits of PI as a
> list, all i did was:
>
> return [3,1,4]
>
> Hope this helps.
>
>
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