It's December once more, which means that community flagship website ticalc.org has begun their Program of the Year (POTY) competition. This year, the staff of the site put an extra effort into getting as many programs featured during "Nomination November" as possible, so the field of contestants is quite crowded. This year, the categories are TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, TI-89/TI-92, TI-Nspire, and Computer programs. Voting on first category has already finished, and this week brings the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition voting. Among the many meritorious programs are Steins;Gate 8-bit by long-time member calc84maniac, Calcuzap and CMonster by the legendary Patrick Davidson, and three programs by the relative newcomer AssemblyBandit. The news article about this week's POTY can be found on ticalc.org, and the poll results are here (you vote on ticalc.org's front page). Of course, I ardently hope you vote for Doors CSE 8.0 in light of its file management abilities, ASM and BASIC libraries, and potential to spur on new program development, but all the entries are very worthy contenders indeed. By the way, if you do decide to vote for Doors CSE 8 (or even if you don't), could you please rate it on its ticalc.org page?
We also wish the competitors in the upcoming weeks the very best of luck, and although all of these programs are obviously meritorious based on the fact that they achieved featured status, we look forward to see what the community decides are the few that deserve the highest community honor, Program of the Year. By the way, if you enjoy competition, there are fewer than 20 hours left in our Contest #11, a three-day "lightning" programming competition. Based on what we've seen so far, there are quite a number of cool entries underway, and we anticipate having the results of judging as early as next weekend.