I wanted to make a code golf (& coding challenges) coding challenges jam here. Inspired by this and this and a lot more, I think we can start a coding challenges jam where people can work in a group of 1-3 on a 3 hour continuous period every weekend to create a coding challenge related to a specific topic. We can then vote on the best coding challenge, the coding challenges with the most thought behind it, and any other rewards. This is where you can discuss about this coding challenge jam. I will add details / open up a chatroom when needed.

Things we need to discuss / To-do list



It would be great if more experienced coding challenge-makers can pair up with less experienced coding challenge-makers to teach them.

What. Isn't this obvious. Refer to the title.


  • Weekends, on a 3-hour time period
  • The exact time will depend on when everyone has time; we do not (and can not) expect you to wake up 1 AM in the morning to participate, so we will try to find the time such that all (or most) people can participate


Online, in our beloved chatroom


Refer to rules below.

Rules of the event

  1. The coding challenge must be post-able on this website (i.e. the Code Golf & Coding Challenges Main website) (e.g. is about code golf or coding challenges, shouldn't be too long, adheres to guidelines, et cetera.)
  2. The coding challenge must be substantially different from any existing coding challenge, anywhere, or else is seen as a violation to rule 1 as discussed above (and perhaps is subject to copyright infringement?)
  3. The coding challenge must be related to the given topic
  4. Coding challenge-makers cannot know the topic before the jam; this implies that the person who came up with the topic cannot participate in the jam

"Anti-Rules" of the event

  1. The coding challenge does not have to be in a specific category (like )
  2. The coding challenge does not have to be easy/hard/simple/complicated; but definitely not in an extreme
  3. Coding challenge-makers in different groups can communicate, or even collaborate

These rules and anti-rules are subject to change in the discussion period and if any questioning arises at any time.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Ummmm... I feel like this really is an event that fits more in Puzzling SE than CGSE.... unless these will be strictly coding/code golf puzzles? \$\endgroup\$
    – Aiden Chow
    Sep 14 at 15:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ Code golf puzzles. "The puzzle must be post-able on this website (e.g. shouldn't be too long, adheres to guidelines, et cetera.)" Would make it more clear. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 14 at 23:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ I would suggest using "challenge" instead of "puzzle" to avoid confusion like @AidenChow's \$\endgroup\$
    – Jo King Mod
    Sep 15 at 12:42


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