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Vision, Mission and Values

lllzLiza Avramenko
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  • 1 Jun '15


To increase coding literacy in the world, for people to understand technology better and allow them to create and innovate more easily.


To expand the world’s code literacy through game play.

We always wanted to create the most entertaining game where gaming and coding experiences are interlaced, where there is no border between playing and learning new skills. The game where coding comes organically as a skill needed to progress in a fun game.

We don't provide tools to learn how to code because we believe that everybody has their own way of becoming a coder. Instead, we stimulate an endless desire to embrace coding because it's fun. And we cherish a community where knowledge sharing and peer support are key game components, that help people around the world become fluent and creative in coding.


  • Users come first
  • Mutual respect
  • Supportiveness
  • Collaboration
  • Openness
  • Fun in everything
  • Constructive feedback
  • Speed rules
  • Clarity is priceless
BlastusStephen Chappell
  • 2 Jun '15

Why does this remind me of "The Zen of Python," by Tim Peters?

  • Beautiful is better than ugly.
  • Explicit is better than implicit.
  • Simple is better than complex.
  • Complex is better than complicated.
  • Flat is better than nested.
  • Sparse is better than dense.
  • Readability counts.
  • Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.
  • Although practicality beats purity.
  • Errors should never pass silently.
  • Unless explicitly silenced.
  • In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.
  • There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.
  • Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch.
  • Now is better than never.
  • Although never is often better than right now.
  • If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad idea.
  • If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.
  • Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!
  • 2 Jun '15

@Blastus said:
Why does this remind me of "The Zen of Python," by Tim Peters?

I don't know, and to me, the Python Community Code of Conduct seems closer.

lllzLiza Avramenko
  • 2 Jun '15

Hm, both are really interesting sets of values, as technical so non technical.
Our goal with those was to preserve unique CheckiO culture, culture of sharing code solutions, helping each other, learning from each other, and in the meantime of doing that - having fun. What we had on CheckiO was a really great community, and I want to see us keeping it up, despite how competitive the game might be :)

lllzLiza Avramenko
  • 4 Jun '15

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lllzLiza Avramenko
  • 4 Jun '15

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