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Announcing Exercism Research

We're launching Exercism Research - a new space to host experiments to help us understand how people learn new programming languages.
By Jeremy Walker · 21st Nov 2019

Dealing with oversubscribed tracks

Oversubscribed tracks is a big problem for Exercism. This blog post outlines some short-term fixes we're putting in place to try and help with the problem.
By Jeremy Walker · 23rd Sep 2019 · 9 comments

Independent Mode has been renamed to Practice Mode

We've renamed Independent Mode to Practice Mode. Learn more about why in this post.
By Jeremy Walker · 23rd Sep 2019

Redesigning tracks in partnership with The University of Chicago and The Sloan Foundation

We're excited to announce a project in partnership with The University of Chicago, funded by The Sloan Foundation, in which we're going to be rethinking Exercism's tracks from the ground up.
By Jeremy Walker · 12th Sep 2019

What's next for Exercism?

Where has Exercism got to? What are we focussing on next? Learn about our plans for the next 12 months and where we'll be focussing our energy.
By Jeremy Walker · 5th Aug 2019 · 5 comments

The Automated Mentoring Support Project

Over the next few months we are going to be developing a framework that uses static analysis to automatically analysis users' solutions, automatically approve solutions that are idiomatic, and provide feedback for commonly-seen improvements. Read on to learn about the project.
By Jeremy Walker · 7th Feb 2019 · 1 comment

The Track Anatomy Project

Welcome to The Track Anatomy Project - an initiative to determine how Exercism tracks can best provide structure for learners and support for mentors.
By Jeremy Walker · 3rd Feb 2019 · 1 comment

We've relaunched community comments

One consequence of adding mentoring to Exercism last year was the removal of casual commenting. We've now added that back. Read on to learn more.
By Jeremy Walker · 26th Jan 2019 · 2 comments

What happens if my mentor disappears?

Sometimes you're working away improving an exercise and your mentor disappers. Up until now, that's been a big problem but this week we've made some big strides forward. Learn more about how we're dealing with it moving forward.
By Jeremy Walker · 18th Jan 2019 · 12 comments

Exercism in 2019

We're super excited about all that we have planned for this year. Read on to learn about our focuses and plans for Exercism in 2019 including reducing friction for mentors, static analysis, improved curriculums and the launching of this blog!
By Jeremy Walker · 16th Jan 2019 · 1 comment