So… this is now rather short notice, but I wonder if anybody would be interested in doing a little coding marathon with me sometime this weekend.
The idea would be to spice things up from another normal day/night of programming, by picking some target goals or numbers for things we want to work on to accomplish as a group (working on our own projects).
For instance, we could say "We're going to try to write 1500 lines of code tonight as a group, fix 10 bugs, add 10 features, and make 30 commits."
The numbers are all measured collectively as a group (though I could be talked into splitting into two teams and competing or something) so it would add a sort of cooperative feel to this month-long challenge. We could probably all drop our numbers into a shared Google Spreadsheet. (The numbers above are picked out of the air. We'd pick our own numbers together as a group.)
The numbers, of course, would be adjusted based on how many people are doing the coding marathon and how long we decide to do it for. (Though in my head, I'm imagining like an 8 hour overnight thing or a 12 hour day-long thing.)
We could either arrange it for Friday/Saturday overnight, Saturday/Sunday overnight (all-night code marathons are where the good stuff is!) or we could to a Saturday-long coding marathon.
If we all lived nearby each other, I'd totally buy us pizza and turn it into a party…
This could be a good opportunity for people who have gotten derailed by something in the first half of the month (or newcomers) to get back on track, or for others to get a little speed boost heading into the second half of the month.
If this doesn't interest you, no worries. Just do your normal game development. If it interests you, let's start formalizing some plans!