Advent Of Code 2016

Advent Of Code is an advent calendar that counts down to Christmas.  Instead of having small doors that reveal treats as you count down the days, Advent Of Code has a new coding puzzle each day.  I participated in 2015 and had been waiting all year for it to start again in 2016.  The website can be found here:

The puzzles are structured in such a way that you can use whatever technology or coding language you would like to solve them.  I did all of the puzzles in Python this year and have posted all of my solutions in an AdventOfCode Github repository here:

My AdventOfCode Repository

Here is the introduction that describes the setting for this year’s puzzles:

Santa’s sleigh uses a very high-precision clock to guide its movements, and the clock’s oscillator is regulated by stars. Unfortunately, the stars have been stolen… by the Easter Bunny. To save Christmas, Santa needs you to retrieve all fifty stars by December 25th.

Collect stars by solving puzzles. Two puzzles will be made available on each day in the advent calendar; the second puzzle is unlocked when you complete the first. Each puzzle grants one star. Good luck!

I plan to add posts in the Blog section for any of the interesting puzzles and will link them in this post as I get them up.

Day 1 – No Time for a Taxicab

Day 2 – Bathroom Security

Day 4 – Security Through Obscurity