As 2012 begins and we venture forth on bigger and better explorations into technology here at Cemetech, I'd like to glance back over the major developments of 2011. I had planned to make this review a part of the Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays; Upcoming Projects news post, but circumstances unfortunately decided otherwise. The silver lining is that I will be sending this out as an email to our absent members, to let them know what's happening at Cemetech and remind them of Cemetech Contest 8. Although our members were busier than ever with school, work, and life this year, we succeeded in publishing a respectable number of popular programs and projects, and activity on Cemetech flourished. We continued our focus on TI graphing calculator programming while making huge strides into Casio Prizm coding. In the coming year, we have plenty of individual and Cemetech-wide projects planned, some of which have been announced, and others of which are still under wraps.
Covering a few final miscellaneous items of news, contests, community news, reviews, statistics, and good friends abounded. Jonimus and Merthsoft were both promoted to full administrators in April, just as Merthsoft released a Minesweeper game for the Prizm. On the suggestion of Cemetech moderator Swivelgames, Cemetech acquired the Cemete.ch domain in May, and continued to maintain active Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus accounts (go subscribe to them all if you haven't already already!). Kerm and many other Cemetech users submitted entries to TIForge's impressive zContest, and Cemetech hosted the ASM portion of the contest judging. On their inspiration, Cemetech announced Cemetech Contest 8, focused on arcade games. The deadline is January 22nd, so you still have plenty of time to enter if you haven't already. For the first time in its history, Cemetech pulled two wins out of ticalc.org's 2011 Program of the Year voting, with four projects in the running from two authors. Finally, Cemetech's weekly Have Calculator, Will Program (HCWP) teleconference breezed past the one-year mark in now nearly fifteen months old.
Here's to another year of successes and good coding fun!