What is Advent of code? Well, it’s a series of smallish programming puzzles. There are 25 released during advent (one each day). Each day has 2 parts, an easier and then harder. The second part is always related to the first, but, just with a twist: you might have to scale it up, rework it etc. Also, they have fun little stories around them. This year Santa’s microprocessor had stalled trying to create the huge naughty & nice list.. so, we were beamed into the computer and had to try fix it. Fun times.
I will go back and look at other peoples’ nicer solutions and learn a bit there. If you’re interested, my solutions are on GitHub.
Anyway, thanks heaps to Eric Wastl for running it again this year, it was lots of fun.