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2 Weeks Challenge – September round

2 Weeks Challenge – September round

Do what you want for once!

Will you write a revolutionary app? Will you bring about world peace? Or do you need AFK detox to think it through? It’s just up to you! Accept our challenge by writing up your idea in the comment. What would you like to devote two weeks of your time to? If we choose your proposal, we will pay your 2 weeks salary. 🚀

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Our selection criteria is: Use your IT or developer skills for something you’ve always wanted to do “but didn’t have time for”.

Write your proposal in the comment 👇🏻👇🏻 under this post by September 30, 2022.

In October, we will contact shortlisted candidates and ask for confirmation they are over 18 years old, a tax payer in an EU country and not an employee of Techloop or LMC. You can go ahead and write this confirmation already at the end of your comment.

If we pick you, we’ll pay you your 2 weeks salary. Take time off and devote yourself fully to your thing.

Full version of the Rules of the Competition are available on-line at https://techloop.io/rules-of-the-2-weeks-challenge-sept/

14 Responses

  1. Rád bych udělal chatbota, který bude odpovídat manželce na zprávy během pracovního týdne. Za dva týdny z toho žádná AI nebude, ale aspoň otestovat koncept a zájem u jiných chlapů.

  2. For almost 2 years, I’ve wanted to build an app that would help me manage sending emails and SMS messages for me and my clients so we could measure the impact and I would spend less time sending and more time coding. I’ve never had time to create this because of lot of work and university. I am over 18 years old, a tax payer in an EU country and I am not an employee of Techloop or LMC

  3. Hello, I am Alex, and with my ADHD, I have tons of ideas, some of them are silly and will not work in real life, but some of them are not as that silly or crazy and I think that they can succeed in real life. To be more specific, I would use that 14 days to create a money/crypto tracking app. I know what you thinking, there are plenty of similar apps already, but I tried so many and all have disadvantages and very little combine real money tracking with crypto portfolio tracking and that is the reason I know my app will be successful and also, I have a list of dozens of features I want to implement and which are mostly unique. This idea has been stuck in my head for the last 3-4 years and to be honest, I already tried many times to create it, however, I spent like 2-3 days working on that application, and then I did not have time to continue for like 3 months in which I gathered a lot of experience from my two jobs and when I tried to continue, I already saw that the code is somehow a mess and I should do it better with that experience or technology I learned. And now I think is a perfect time to restart the development again and start from scratch, I obtained I lot of experience with JavaScript (more specifically Vue.js 3) and PHP (Laravel backend for API) and I am convinced, this will be the last time I am starting from scratch. 14 days is not a short period, neither a long one, but I believe it’s right enough to create an MVP version of my application.

    And even If did not win this competition, I am looking forward to see what amazing application will be built.

    To confirm, I am over 18 years old, a taxpayer in an EU country, and not an employee of Techloop or LMC.

  4. I want to perform live testing of my ML-based system for illegal logging detection in forests. For the last two years, I have spent many hours in my spare time developing the PionEar system, which uses machine learning to detect chainsaw sounds in forests. This system should help in the fight against illegal loggers and thus protect nature.
    Now is the time when I have a working prototype, but I need to spend some time testing the system in a real forest together with loggers. I want to provide quantifiable results of the system’s detection accuracy for different distances and environmental conditions. This task is difficult to accomplish in my spare time (usually late evening hours). I need to fully devote myself to it during the day. I can’t afford to do this because I have a regular job. I would greatly appreciate if I could have the opportunity to work on this.

  5. Hi,
    My name is Anthony and I will like to programme universal event calendar. This calendar would have data scraping systém from another calendars. Here, in Czech republic, we have problem with finding culture around us. Many calendars exists, but there is no place, where would be all.

    The data scraping system have to be universal – calendars API and python scraping bot from html etc.

    I’m from Karlovarský kraj in Czech republic a i would like to start here in region and then continue to other. The program will be open-source.
    I’m over 18 years old, a tax payer in an EU country and not an employee of Techloop or LMC.

  6. Are you really telling me, that you would help the woman in accountancy to fulfill her dream and become a programmer? I would spent those two weeks by learning Java more deeply and try to start the portfolio to change the field of work. Maybe come up with some easy app to help people in accountancy. I can confirm that I am over 18 years old and I am a tax payer in an EU country and not an employee of Techloop or LMC.
    Best luck everyone! Věra

  7. Hi there, my name is Petr and I am working as marketing specialist for local ISP company. I spend last year studying Python by my own and I am also attendee of SDA Python course which held every day after work for 6 months. Im also finishing reconstruction of our apartment for my family (wife and 2 daughters). Last thing that I need to feel confident while finding new job in IT is to finish my own Django project, so I can prove myself that I am able to work with Django framework and also to have some code I can show to recruiters.
    I would use this win to take unpaid vacation at my current job to finish my project.

    I am more than 18 years old, a tax payer in an EU country and not an employee of Techloop or LMC.

  8. I’ve always wanted to create “spell cards” for Dungeons & Dragons. This I would do in Adobe Indesign, but just given how many images I would have to sift through, I didn’t really want to start. For context, these would be reference cards, containing information about a piece of the game’s mechanics. I would make the cards freely accessible.
    Finally, I am living in the EU and am over 18 years of age

  9. I am building an app for collectors. It is both for saving a collection and trading. By being a collector myself, I found out there is a huge potential in having such an application. I will spend 2 weeks on progressing with more features!

  10. I promised my daddy to help him code a chronicles app for choir group where he sings, he wants it as a gift for his friends. He did backend, I should do frontend in React, so it means I have to learn React (I’m junior developer now and can use only CSS and SCSS) and code the app. But my maternity leave is ending, so instead of keeping my promise I have to dedicated all my time finding a job and working on any work that is paid. So theese 2 weeks I would dedicate to learn React to make my promise closer to reality. I could also write something new to my CV then 🙂

  11. I’d like to for once sit down and create a web page / portfolio thing for myself.
    I’ve been putting this off for well over a year now. I have a decent number of projects I’ve worked on, pieces of content all over internet.. A place to tie it all together would be nice. It just seems like there is always someting more important to do.
    EVEN THIS FORM HAS A FIELD FOR A WEBSITE. Well – you could help me with that 😀

    I’m 21, I work, live, study and pay taxes in Czech Republic. Not a Techloop or LMC employee.

  12. Hi, my name is Šárka and I am from the Czech Republic. I want to improve my JavaScript skills to make my website MathEasily.com even better. This is my side job hustle with a great potential to help thousands of students and teachers everyday.
    I confirm that I am over 18 years old, a tax payer in an EU country () and not an employee of Techloop or LMC. Thanks.

  13. Greetings,
    My name is Martin Sajben, as a kid I was always fascinated with the idea of creating video games. For my own entertainment I’ve spent countless hours studying game design, but never got the time (or motivation) to finish anything.
    Recently, when I was running into my job (where I assemble electromagnetic engines) I sprained my ankle. I am stuck at home for a month.
    Specifically, what I have in mind is a tower defense game. I have spent some time digging in the Unity Engine and made sure that I am capable to resolve the main hurdles, such as AI, hex tiles, targeting, etc. I consider myself to be knowledgeable in c#. All that is left is to put the time into it. Which I will, whether you pay me or not.
    Finally, I am 26, paying taxes in the Czech republic, and not an employee of Techloop nor LMC.

    About the game: As mentioned, it runes on a hexagonal grid. One of the most important concepts is the fact, than any defensive tower that you build can be interacted with – has two modes you can switch between. In addition there will be shared lives system between levels and different perks unlock the more people you keep alive in the game, as some are scientists, other magicians, keeping everyone alive is the key to progress. Another key factor is the formation of buildings, as each tower will provide benefits to other buildings placed in a particular way. The benefits will include the ability to build structures above water or for example the ability to shoot over obstacles. Not to bore with features, my main priority is elegance of design, meaning the creation of a complex product which is simple to understand and intuitive to use.
    Whether that is finishable in 2 weeks, I don’t know. I am planning to work on it until there is a complete and polished game to play.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you,
    Martin Sajben

  14. I want to dedicate 2 weeks to learn Python.
    Last time I compiled a program was almost 20 years ago. I would like to see if I can learn to code.

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