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Cemetech Contest #21: Holiday Celebrations
Published by jcgter777 on February 19, 2018 at 11:45:45 PM CST | Discuss this article (15)



Cemetech Contest #21, Holiday Celebrations, is all about the celebration of holidays! You can submit any program, in any language, for any platform. Holidays can be anything fairly widely recognized in any country, on any calendar (but please don't make up your own holiday); examples include Boxing Day, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Guy Fawkes Day, Bastille Day, etc.

General
This can be a program or game, in any language, for any platforms, celebrating a holiday. Be creative! You cannot copy or use part of any other programs, and no program previously published is eligible; this has to be entirely new. You can choose how exactly you celebrate your holiday. There cannot be any inappropriate content, or any content that discriminates against others. This contest is open to all Cemetech users, whether you’re a contestant or a voter. Voting will be done in a separate thread, and not in this one.

Submitting
Submit your entries through email (contest at this website’s domain). Submit it in the same format as you would upload the file to the Cemetech archives. In the ReadMe, please include a contest specific section that includes the language it’s written in and the platform it was written for, and for the optional screenshot(s), include them in the submission itself. (If you need help getting screenshots, you should post in this thread). All entries must be in by 11:59 PM EST on the due dates outlined below. You may only submit one entry. (If you want to submit an update to your entry, PM either jcgter777 or jonbush, and re-email your submission)

Development
Please create a thread to document your progress with the title format "CC21: ". You are allowed to receive help for this particular contest, provided that it is done publicly on either the forums, or on SAX/IRC. If you receive help from someone, make sure to give them credit!

Contest Timeline
The contest will begin on February 20 and end on March 20. *New* Voting will (hopefully) start March 21, and end on March 31.

Other
If there happens to be a tie, 3 judges will be selected to break it. To be a judge, you cannot have been part of the contest, and you must PM either jcgter777 or jonbush with your application, including your background and why you should be a judge. The two (or maybe three) tied entries will be voted for by how well constructed they are, their program size and efficiency, and other factors.

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ticalc.org POTY 2017 Results Announced
Published by KermMartian on January 14, 2018 at 3:21:03 PM CST | Discuss this article (3)

The results of the ticalc.org 2017 Program of the Year (POTY) contest have been announced. Near the end of the year, ticalc.org made a concerted push to feature current and past programs that had been overlooked in previous years, bringing the field to 10 TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus programs, 2 TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition programs, 8 TI-84 Plus CE programs, 8 68k (TI-89/TI-92/Voyage 200) programs, and 9 TI-Nspire programs. Winners include:
  • Reuben Quest: Lost Between Times by Sorunome (ticalc.org and Cemetech downloads) for the monochrome TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus.
  • Sorcery of Uvutu by 123outerme (ticalc.org and Cemetech downloads) for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition
  • Oiram by MateoConLechuga (ticalc.org and Cemetech downloads) for the TI-84 Plus CE
  • Jumpman 89 by Ranman (ticalc.org and Cemetech downloads) for the TI-89/TI-92/Voyage 200
  • PocketSNES by gameblabla (ticalc.org download) for the TI-Nspire
Congratulations to the winners, and superb work from all of the contestants. We look forward to seeing all of the projects created this year that end up in ticalc.org's 2018 POTY, as well as eventually bringing you Cemetech's own 2017 Projects of the Year rankings.

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ticalc.org Programs of the Year (POTY) 2017 Results

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Cemetech
Published by KermMartian on December 25, 2017 at 1:41:07 AM CST | Discuss this article (11)

Best wishes for a happy, peaceful Christmas and holiday season from the Cemetech staff to all of you and your family and friends! No matter what you celebrate (or don't), we hope you're able to take the end of the year to share some time with those who matter, reflect on the past year, and look forward to what's ahead. We particularly hope that even if you haven't had a chance to pick up your calculator or computer for a while to do some programming, that you take the opportunity to code up a project this winter.

If you need a little inspiration and Christmas cheer, here's a simple TI-BASIC program for the TI-84 Plus CE and TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition that will draw some Christmas greetings on your graphscreen. Just press [ENTER] after it pauses to end the program (and restore your graphscreen settings). If you're curious how it works and how to replicate it on your own calculator, just look in the attached topic, where we have the code and have challenged our members to provide the most accurate and concise explanation (yes, guys, that means you. Go to it!). Happy holidays!



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ticalc.org POTY voting: TI-84 Plus CE
Published by PT_ on December 19, 2017 at 11:43:53 AM CST | Discuss this article (3)

And it's time again for a new round in the yearly ticalc.org POTY voting! This week you can vote for the newest and most popular calculator: the TI-84+CE. There were slightly less news articles about projects for this calculator than for the monochrome calcs, but nonetheless all great programs! These are the programs you can vote for:

So what are you waiting for? Sign in (or get an account), try out all the programs and hit that vote button! Like the previous weeks, you have 7 days to vote, then the next category will take place; the TI-89 programs. Good luck to all!

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ticalc.org POTY 2017: TI-84+ CE

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