Part I: Getting noticed
It all started with a challenge. I was doing some programming exercises at HackerRank (or CodeFights, I don’t know, one of these code-monkey coliseums). My language of choice for these kinds of things is Python, but I wasn’t completely fluent. I was constantly googling Python documentation about arrays, lambdas, data types, list comprehensions, etc.
After some time practicing on HackerRank and googling Python syntax and conventions, something weird happened.
The search results appeared as normal, I scrolled a tiny bit, and then, the page itself seemed to open up like a secret door.
“You’re speaking our language. Up for a challenge?”
Beyond, the Foobar challenge awaits.[Read more…]