So what is N.A.N.Y. ?
It is quite literally "New Apps For The New Year"
The N.A.N.Y Project has been held annually since 2007.
Usually it is a way for programmers to present software, coded on a short deadline.
This year, the project opens now (May 13, 2010) and runs till January 01, 2011
We have high hopes for this years project.
This is not only programmers, but teams will be created as one programmer can not always do it all.
Volunteers to programs and programmers are already being requested.
You, regardless of your expertise, can be a part of something potentially HUGE!!!!
For those who remember back far enough; Circle Dock was a N.A.N.Y. project as well.
Show us what you got :D
May 13, 2010
New Apps for the New Year
NANY has for some years been the premier software event on DonationCoder where we've seen 100's of new applications released for the New Year for the simple but glorious pleasure of the Cody Mug; from its humble beginnings in its inaugural year of 2007 to the big events of 2009 & 2010. NANY is a community event where coders pit their skills against the clock and DC members join in with suggestions, testing and help with other aspects of the entry such as graphics, icons, translations and help documentation.
This year we are broadening the event, reducing the complexity and rules whilst providing the same encouragement to software authors of all types and backgrounds to successfully complete the NANY 2011 challenge. You can form a team to work on the one project, you can re-write one of your old applications, publish an online web service script, you can write a plug-in for another programme: you can almost do whatever you like as long as it's new, yours and free.
This year the opportunity exists for coders to start the process early and aim to build a substantial new project for release as part of NANY. We will try our best to feature large applications appropriately and get them the attention they deserve. It's never too early to start planning and discussing your NANY 2011 entries, and although you can pledge as late as December, we encourage you to pledge early and enter into the NANY Community spirit and take advantage of the vast resources available to you on DonationCoder.
* Pledge that you are participating in NANY 2011 by starting a New Thread on the NANY 2011 Board. This thread will eventually contain the released version of your software. Your thread can also be used for suggestions, ideas, bug testing and reviews if needed, up to release.
* The software can be anything!
o Game, productivity application, utility, web script, etc.; for any OS, for any device, for any purpose; big or small, full-featured or simple (Though this year we've made lots of time available and we'd really like to see some larger, full-featured releases!).
o It needs to be free for personal use, donationware, or open source — and be a program that hasn't been previously made public.
o You retain all rights to your software.
* Post the Release Version to your Pledge Thread before the end of the year.
* After January 1 we will evaluate, package and publish the entries on various sites, such as Newsletters and YouTube videos.
We ask that non-coder volunteers become part of the Event and offer their services to help the coders with things like beta testing, feature suggestion, graphics/icon development, etc. We've had some very generous donations of software that will be given to our very generous volunteers that will make the best use of their time… more details later.
The NANY 2011 Ideas Thread is located here. It's a great place to put your idea for that app you were always wanting (but too afraid to ask); and if you're a coder, then it's a wonderful resource of ideas that already have user interest.
Additional Notes from Mouser (DonationCoder.com's Beloved leader <3)
Thank you Perry for so enthusiastically championing the NANY events!
To everyone on the forum, we asked for your help in figuring out how to improve NANY — and we took your comments very seriously — so seriously that we reversed course. Instead of adding more "rules" and deadlines, NANY 2011 is now simpler and less complicated to participate in.
But now it's time to really ask for your help. We really would love NANY to be a great experience for both the coders and for the visitors to the site looking for new creations to use in their daily lives. Please help us make this NANY better than ever before.
If you are a coder and a friend of DonationCoder — show it by committing to creating a substantial new project to release on January 1st as part of NANY. My promise is that we will honor your work and celebrate it. I'd love to see some real showstopper serious applications this time!
I promise to release a new big application, I hope you fellow coders will join me and make this the excuse you need to start on a new project. Will you?
Initial release post at DonationCoder.com can be found here:
Project Threads can be found here:
Now right now many of you are asking; "Oh God, why should I join another community?"
Simple answer: DonationCoder.com is unlike any other community that you have been a part of to date.
You ask an honest question, you can expect atleast a half dozen honest answers.
DonationCoder.com has also been the support base for Circle Dock for all these years, and also was available in Circle Docks dead years.
As DonationCoder.com has supported us, all they ask for in members to participate in the DonationCoder community.
I am a member, and DonationCoder is where Circle Dock is supported and support can be found.
You do not need to be a programmer of any experience, you could just be starting, you may have an opinion that others want to hear about, you may have a question that others have no answer for, you just need a place to go and unwind; DonationCoder.com is not only the answer, it is not the community you would expect.
The following is just a little of what DonationCoder.com Offers:
- Great Software that is free and open to donations.
- Great people.
- Great Support.
- Open Forum Threads.
- IRC Chat room, That is well monitored and attended by the very folks that are members and make DonationCoder work.
- Tons of Software Reviews; Bu folks like you and me.
- Software Training course that are absolutely free and open to all your help questions.
- A community that does not care of your origin or experience; The fact that you are a member is enough ;)
- Announcements of limited members only special or free software. Name brand stuff!!!
- Of Course; The N.A.N.Y. Project.
and so much more!!!
Not to mention the really cool mascot; Cody
So; even if you are not a programmer.
I give you my personal invitation to come to DonationCoder.com and be a member of this great community.
You will be pleased with what you find and participate in, I guarantee it ;)
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Come be a part and have fun
The Sarge and Cody