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3+ Years of Have Calc, Will Program (HCWP)
« on: November 13, 2013, 09:39:46 pm »
Back in 2010, then-active user Raylin felt that the members of the calculator programming community needed to get to know each other better. To that end, he and I co-founded Have Calc? Will Program!, now written as Have Calc, Will Program or just HCWP. The first episode was tightly-scripted, starting with presentations by four community members about projects and programming tips, and ending with a general discussion period. Though the format gradually shifted to purely open discussion over time, the community (largely Cemetech members) continued to attend the conference, week after week.

After one year, we took stock of a year of HCWP, having hosted 52 Wednesday night programming, debugging, and chatting sessions. Though we have a pretty strict starting time of 8pm Eastern Time, conferences can go for one or dozens of hours. We routinely discuss calculator and computer programming into far into the night, and in several cases our members have seen the sun rise while still working together. Have attended over three solid years of the conference, I can say with certainty that it's a great way to get to know your fellow programmers better, to ask questions and collaborate in ways that aren't possible on IRC or even forums, and to show off your latest works-in-progress, be they games or more serious programs.

For about two and a half years we held HCWP on a service called TinyChat, but as it became buggier and less reliable, we switched to Google Hangouts. We hope to see you around on HCWP every Wednesday at 8pm Eastern Time; just hop on Cemetech's SAX chat or #cemetech on EfNet IRC and use the ~hcwp command to get the current HCWP Hangout link. See you soon!

Below: HCWP's one-year anniversary
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Re: 3+ Years of Have Calc, Will Program (HCWP)
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 09:44:55 pm »
Had my spoken English listening and speaking skills been better and had HCWP stayed on the Opera-Presto-compatible TinyChat, I would probably have joined more often. However, congrats for having kept HCWP active for so long. :)
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Re: 3+ Years of Have Calc, Will Program (HCWP)
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 10:43:18 am »
Three years already? O.O That is pretty long, congrats! :D

Also, do you have to use the webcam to participate?

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Re: 3+ Years of Have Calc, Will Program (HCWP)
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 12:20:03 pm »
Three years already? O.O That is pretty long, congrats! :D

Also, do you have to use the webcam to participate?
No, we have many participants who just use voice or just use text.



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Re: 3+ Years of Have Calc, Will Program (HCWP)
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2013, 02:39:46 pm »
That is 2AM for me :o I'd love to join some day, but it is kind of late even for me.
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Re: 3+ Years of Have Calc, Will Program (HCWP)
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2013, 04:12:10 pm »
Maybe during some holiday (we have a lot of these here), I'll try to join. I've got the same issue as Keoni because same time zone. :/
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Re: 3+ Years of Have Calc, Will Program (HCWP)
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2013, 05:47:11 pm »
Great. I'll try to get on during Thanksgiving break.
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Re: 3+ Years of Have Calc, Will Program (HCWP)
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2013, 10:37:44 pm »
Wow! Well there you go Kerm! Now I know the chat service to use, perfect timing! I'll see you Wednesday!
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Re: 3+ Years of Have Calc, Will Program (HCWP)
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2013, 10:41:11 am »
I might actually do this... that would be awesome!
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