Blog posts in category “Advent of Code”
Solutions and discussion about Advent of Code Christmas calendar puzzles.
Jan 3rd, 2024Advent of Code 2023 retrospective
Last month I participated in Advent of Code again, helping the elves to save Christmas. By 25th, I reached 36 stars and learned a bunch of new things.
Nov 29th, 2023Advent of Code is just around the corner
The elves are gonna be in trouble again and it’s up to us to help save the Christmas. What is Advent of Code and why you should check it out?
Jan 11th, 2023Me and the elves - Advent of Code 2022 retrospective
This year's Advent of Code was fun as always – and bit less stressful than before. Maybe it's a sign that I've learned a thing or two? Time for an Advent of Code 2022 retrospective!
Nov 30th, 2022Python prep for Advent of Code 2022
Advent of Code is right around the corner and I decided to gather my favorite Python tips and standard library tools from my previous years' puzzle-solving.
Dec 31st, 202145 stars, Christmas was almost saved - Advent of Code retrospective
Advent of Code for this year is done and for the first time in my life, I got almost to completion with 45 stars and saving the Christmas! Here's my Advent of Code 2021 retrospective of the things I learned and experienced during this month.
Dec 15th, 2021Tips for Advent of Code
Solving Advent of Code puzzles is a fun way to spend December. Over the years I've participated, I've picked up a habit or two that makes debugging broken solutions easier.
Dec 8th, 2021Advent of Code 2021
This year I'm once again solving Advent of Code puzzles to help the elves save the Christmas. This year, my trusty tools are Python and Jupyter Notebook and I'm focusing on writing my thoughts and insights for other humans within my notebooks.
Dec 16th, 2020Advent of Code #3: Slowing down
Around day 10, things started to slow down and I lost momentum with Advent of Code as so easily happens. What has made me very happy meanwhile has been the sense of community and encouraging others to join the challenge and work together to help Santa.
Dec 9th, 2020Advent of Code #2: Borrows, unwraps and lots of compiler errors
Days 2 to 8 of Advent of Code and my journey with Rust was like 2020 on a very small scale: a rollercoaster of emotions. Some days I felt really good and enjoyed learning and coding and some other days I felt like I knew nothing about Rust and couldn't figure out the problems at all.
Dec 2nd, 2020Advent of Code #1: Getting Started
Advent of Code is an annual programming challenge that contains multiple small code puzzles each day leading up to Christmas. For me, they are a way to brush up old tech or learn something new. This year, I'm learning Rust for the first time.