Howdy Hackers, we’re taking a quick break from hackwars development to bring you a message from the guy, or rather, the legend who started it all!
Hey, I'm Ben (aka johnny_heart) one of the original developers of HackWars.
One of the foremost goals of HackWars was to help people learn how to program. Over the years, we've touched the lives of thousands of players, and in my opinion met this goal.
Myself and another HackWars developer (Christian, aka mecha_cephalon) recently competed in Node Knockout. In this contest, we put forward a vision that we both have:
tut, a free and open platform for teachers and learners to interact and collaborate: creating learning modules; quiz questions; and most importantly reinventing how people learn.
The tut platform itself is open-source https://github.com/bcoe/tut.
But the platform isn’t the end of the innovation that tut provides. Christian has (finally) completed his PhD in Neuroscience, and is applying his knowledge of how human memory works to the tut learning system. By applying the core principles of spaced learning and distributed testing, we think we’ve come up with a learning system that will get information into your brain, and make it stick (read more about it on the science section of the site).
Please help us make our dreams of an open, and effective educational platform come true:
· Help us make some noise, vote for our project, tweet about it, and tell your friends.
· Contribute some programming tutorials and challenges.
You can find our entry here:
Click on the link on the bottom of the page to vote for us in Node Knockout.
Cheers, and happy hacking,
We think this is an awesome project and will definitely explore using it as a medium for HackWars tutorials. Also, stay tuned for HackWars news coming soon™!