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C is a small, general-purpose, imperative programming language with a static type system, scopes, and structures. It's typically used as an alternative to assembly programming, such as in operating systems.
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About C

#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char* argv[]) {
	printf("Hello, World!\n");
}

C is a general purpose language, used for a wide range of applications, from embedded computers to high-performance computing clusters.

C is commonly found in low level applications as it's a good alternative to harder-to-read assembly languages. It can be compiled to assembly to keep the same level of performance, while increasing readability, and providing a small level of safety with static types!

C was created by Dennis Ritchie at Bell Labs, and used to re-implement the Unix operating system. Now, it's one of the most used programming languages, with many compilers supporting providing support for most available hardware and platforms - there's plenty of resources and support available to help you get started!

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Meet the C Track mentors

Once you join the C language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Andrew Lucas https://github.com/andrewcrlucas

20+ years as an embedded C developer, loves working in Python where applicable and a Rust newbie
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Quentin Laillé https://github.com/QLaille

Epitech Student (Promotion 2021), I take time to shorten yours developing exciting projects.
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Bob Forgey https://github.com/sesamemucho

I've been using C for a long time, mostly doing embedded systems development. I still enjoy programming in C. I value clarity over cleverness.
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Marcos Almeida LinkedIn

I love learning, teaching and using new programming languages. At this moment, writing C#/Typescript most of my working hours.
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Frerich Raabe https://github.com/frerich

C (or rather C++) are the languages which pay my rent. I've been using, loving and hating them since about 1999, when I got involved with the KDE (https://www.kde.org) project.
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Lorraine Lee There is no enemy anywhere.

Just an enthusiast programmer
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced C exercises

These are a few of the 68 exercises on the C track. You can see all the exercises here.

Run Length Encoding
medium
algorithms
control flow if statements
strings
Crypto Square
medium
algorithms
control flow if statements
strings
Space Age
easy
functions
Acronym
easy
control flow loops
memory management
strings
Linked List
medium
functions
structs
pointers
lists
Minesweeper
easy
arrays
control flow if statements
strings
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the C Track maintainers

The C Maintainers are the brains behind the C Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Toby My GitHub Profile

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Ryan Hartlage

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Barrett

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