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Weekly Challenge Improvement Ideas Wanted!

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

We are investigating on making some updates to the Weekly Challenge area on Alteryx Academy! What do you think some key improvements or enhancements you would like to see in the future? We wanted to hear from you!


Reply to this thread to share your ideas.

13 - Pulsar



There is a workflow that will tell you which ones you've completed, all you need to do is input your username and run it!


8 - Asteroid

Thanks @Luke_C. I've seen this (and run it!) previously.  But useful pointer for anybody who hasn't found it. 


This is a useful workflow, but not as handy as a flag next to the actual challenge (and index).  So we can instantly spot the gaps rather than cross-referencing. In the same way as I can immediately see which interactive lessons I've completed. 


Just an idea - to make an already brilliant resource even easier to navigate!  Presumably it must be possible (perhaps straight forward?) to implement as we can already see who the last person to post was, so somewhere it is recording everyone who posts.  So it just needs something to check whether the current user has ever posted on the thread. (Assume anybody who posts has completed the challenge - fair assumption for 99.9% of people I reckon)

6 - Meteoroid

It would be great to have a theme based weekly challenge of sorts.


As an example - a weekly challenge bundle focused towards sustainability. There would be datasets (preferably near real world) and the challenge would actually focus on a solution with some real world impact, not just academic learning. 

6 - Meteoroid

Hi everyone,


As mentioned above, I think there should be threaded discussions. At the moment it seems a bit of a free for all and it's quite hard to keep track of comments, whereas a threaded discussion is likely to encourage people to comment on other posts and start discussions.


It would be really useful if there was a way to track what challenges you have completed, and the ones you haven't completed. If they were split into two sections or you could filter through, it would be much easier to manage.


Hope these suggestions help.