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Limited Edition Laurels: Cody is Five!

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Do you have what it takes to win this badge?

A badge’s value derives in part from how hard it is to achieve. This right here is one valuable badge. To win it, you need to solve all the problems in two different Cody challenge groups (more about them below). And not only that, you need to do it before the end of the year. After that, no one will ever win this badge again. That makes it an especially delicious treat.

If you can get it.

Cody was launched in 2012, which makes it five years old this year. Back in June we told you that we exceeded one million solutions submitted to Cody. This time we decided to do a special challenge to honor our fifth anniversary. We invited our top Cody authors to contribute special problems, and twelve of them accepted.

Here they are, listed alphabetically by Cody handle:

  • @bmtran (Bryant Tran)
  • Alfonso Nieto-Castanon
  • AMITAVA BISWAS
  • Andriy Kavetsky
  • Doug Hull
  • goc3
  • HH
  • James
  • Jan Orwat
  • Matthew Eicholtz
  • Mehmet OZC
  • Peng Liu

What they created amazed us. Each of them contributed at least one easy problem (see Cody5:Easy) and one hard problem (Cody5:Hard). Most of them contributed many more than that. As a result, we now have more than 50 problems between the two groups.

For good measure, a number of the problems are themed for our fifth anniversary, either by featuring the number 5 or, as in the case of Bryant Tran’s problem 44380, a birthday cake.

So start out with some easy problems and see how it goes. Pace yourself and before too long you may find yourself a proud owner of a Cody Fifth Anniversary badge. Good job, future you!

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