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#startup-in-a-month
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2021-02-24
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afry17:02:29

Hey everyone, I'm gonna start the 30-minute coding challenge segment again for this afternoon's stream. As you may or may not be aware, I'm only in my second month of using Clojure, so I think it's a really good idea to do some warmup exercises before diving into the work for the day so I can improve my skills. Do any of you have a favorite challenge you'd like to see me attempt? I've been using a lot of Eric Normand newsletter coding challenges (e.g.: https://purelyfunctional.tv/issues/purelyfunctional-tv-newsletter-412-module-depth-is-bogus/), but if you have something you'd like to watch me tackle then by all means! ..... nothing too crazy pls 😅

pez17:02:39

@ericnormand once had us implement the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sieve_of_Eratosthenes. I had so much fun with that! (Warning, rabbit hole.)

afry19:02:57

Ooh, that's a good one, I think I could do that!

afry19:02:10

Always cool to get a glimpse into ancient problem solving and thinking with these kinds of things. Seeing that algorithm animation reminds me of this Coding Train video, which demonstrates one of the really old methods for calculating pi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cNnf_7e92Q

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