[Tutor] Programming Ideas, need some focus

Eric Abrahamsen eric at abrahamsen.com
Wed Jan 16 15:10:05 CET 2008

Hey, on this topic, I spent some time this afternoon googling the One  
Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project (the GUI is done with Python and  
PyGTK), to see if there were any collaborative open-source projects I  
could contribute to. Seems like a perfect opportunity to get a little  
more Python experience and actually do something useful. I found lots  
of noble exhortations to help, but very little in the way of  
specifics. Does anyone know of any ongoing projects that could use  
volunteers? Of the middling-capable range?


On Jan 16, 2008, at 9:29 PM, Michael Langford wrote:

> There are programming contests you can enter. I don't know of any more
> still running past these two (but would love to hear of more):
> Sphere Online Judge:
> http://www.spoj.pl/problems/classical/
> Topcoder's Development Contests:
> http://www.topcoder.com/tc?module=ViewActiveContests&ph=113
>       --Michael
> On 1/16/08, Fiyawerx <fiyawerx at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've been over google for hours now, and I'm sort of at a lull in my
>> learning, as I don't really have a current "goal". I know I could  
>> set some
>> easy goal like to learn a specific function or feature, but I still  
>> have a
>> hard time with that approach also. I was wondering if anyone knows  
>> of any
>> sites where people might request "projects" almost like rentacoder,  
>> but for
>> free stuff and/or just for fun. Almost an 'It would be nice if I  
>> had a
>> program that did this.. " type of thing to give me some direction.  
>> Or does
>> anyone else have any ideas for some types of programs that might  
>> actually
>> prove useful to people for beginners to work on?
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