PrimeGrid's PRPNet Challenge Series is an informal gathering of monthly competitions. The purpose is to spotlight a specific project within PRPNet as well as to offer a little "healthy" competition. It is also an opportunity for people to learn more about each specific project and have fun doing it. Below is a tentative schedule for 2012:
1 9-13 January GFN Fermat's Time 4 days
2 15 February Wieferich Wild Whacky Whimsical Wednesday 24 hours
3 11-15 March GCW Ides of March 4 days
4 4-6 April PPSElow Aggie's Birthday/ World Rat Day 2 days
5 1-4 May SR5 May Day 3 days
6 3-9 June Primorial In the Prime of your Life 6 days
7 8-13 July Factorial The Facts of Life 5 days
8 10 August Wall-Sun-Sun Here comes the Sun 24 hours
9 1-8 September 121 121 days left 7 days
10 18-21 October ESP Apple Day 3 days
11 18-25 November MEGA Good Times 7 days
12 5-11 December 27 Will we Still Be Here 6 days
Special thanks to Tim for his advice and to everyone else who offered suggestions. An EXTRA special thanks to Uli who will be providing the stats for each challenge.
In the past, there have been several mini-challenges in PRPNet which were nice spotlights to these unique projects. This series is just the next step in organization. Hopefully this will give people time to prepare for each challenge...and thus, more will decide to participate.
This does not preclude any other informal mini-rallies that people suggest. Please continue to put forward ideas on how to make this better: PRPNet Challenges? Discussion
Thank you for your participation and Best of Luck to everyone!