VSHN.timer #73: Advent Calendars for Geeks

14. Dec 2020

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

For our last edition of 2020, we’re going to showcase some cool Advent Calendars around the web!

1. We cannot start this edition without mentioning the geekiest and one of the most popular of all geek Advent Calendars, the Advent of Code™ (yes, it’s a trademark) by Eric Wastl, creator (among other things) of the lightest, simplest, one and only JavaScript framework you will ever need, Vanilla JS. Solve a new programming problem every day and learn something new! They even have a swag shop with matching t-shirts and other apparel.


2. Our friends at Puzzle ITC have their own Advent Calendar! It’s Carlo’s OpenSource Advent Challenge 2020. Every day, help an open source project by submitting a pull request or finding bugs. (In German)

3. Another Swiss idea! Our friends at Ungleich have created the IPv6 Advent Calendar 2020 with a new surprise every day. Be quick, offers only available while stocks last!


4. We know that many of you are Java developers – after all it’s one of the most used programming languages in the industry! In that case, here’s the JVM Programming Advent Calendar for you, with a new article with tips and tricks for Java developers.


5. But wait there’s more! If you want to explore other geeky Advent Calendars, for example around JavaScriptPHPF#, or cybersecurity, the 2020 Roundup of Advent Calendars for Designers and Developers is the resource for you.


Do you follow any of these Advent Calendars? Would you like to share your own Advent Calendar with the community? Get in touch with us through the form at the bottom of this page, and see you next year for another edition of VSHN.timer. Thanks a lot for your attention and your support!

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Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski is in charge of Developer Relations at VSHN. He is a software developer since 1996, a trainer, and a published author. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

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