It’s that time again, actually I’m about two days late.
If you’re not familiar, here’s a quick synopsis, courtesy of @gadgetgirl:
More information can be found on their website.
This isn’t the first time we’ve done this, here are links to the previous years’ discussions:
I’ve set up a private leaderboard. You can be a member in more than one, so don’t worry about that, but be aware that your name will appear as it does on the Advent of Code website. In other words, it could show your real name. I login via GitHub for this group, and via Google for work. If you want to join this leaderboard, the code is
256706-bb2717ff. If you’ve joined in a previous year, you don’t have to join again.
I’ll tag the others that were active last year:
Please feel free to include anyone else you think my be interested.
I set up a gitlab repo in 2018, and I neglected to upload any code to it last year, but I will try to do a better job of it this year. Also, I renamed the repo some time ago, but apparently you can’t update the canonical URL…
I did 2018’s puzzles in Python (and C#?) and I did 2019’s puzzles in C#. I’m pretty sure I only did 2020 in Python, but who can remember any more. I’d love to do them in more than one language, but time is never on my side, so Python it is again. I actually prefer C# for TDD for a handful of reasons, but Python is easier to deal with for almost everything else. I’ve used PyCharm in the past, but switched over to Visual Studio Code since last year, and I’d recommend it for anyone who hasn’t tried it yet.
Feel free to post questions and solutions in this thread, but please be kind and blur out any spoilers.