After three months, CodeCombat has graduated from Y Combinator. The journey that began unexpectedly at Startup School went better than any of us had hoped.
We open-sourced everything at the start of YC. Over the course of three months, 120+ Archmages made over 2000 commits to the codebase, ranging from small tweaks to refactoring the entire server to adding a new programming language to our transpiler.
Had any other open source project grown as fast?
To find the answer, we analyzed the GitHub Archive's public timeline, which contains 185,000,000 GitHub events after February of 2011.
We're going to break out of our usual parlance of ogres, wizards, and epic battles to talk about a really important topic: the importance of having an open internet, how it is threatened, what CodeCombat is doing to preserve it, and how you can help.
Having a truly open and neutral internet is vital, especially to education. Having an open internet means:
We firmly believe that the future of humanity and the world economy depends heavily upon education, and I believe that the future of education depends heavily upon having an open and neutral internet.
In Criss-Cross, humans and ogres are fighting again, this time competing to form paths across a map by bidding on tiles. Criss-Cross is easy to play but hard to master, which is why we will help the top 10 players get job interviews with exclusive tech companies in San Francisco.
Many Archmages have been hard at work writing parsers for our transpiler, Aether. As a result, you can now play the game in the languages mentioned above. In fact, the top solution on the leaderboards right now is written in Python!