Happy 8th birthday to the Maveryx Community! Take a walk down memory lane in our birthday blog, and don't miss out on the awesome birthday present that all Maveryx Community members get to take advantage of!
Bold Text Example

The localized versions of the Core Certification will be discontinued on September 22, 2023. To take the exam in your preferred language, please schedule it before this date. The Core exam will still be available in English at any time after September 22, 2023. If future versions of the Core Certification exam are localized, we will promptly announce their release dates.

Weekly Challenge

Solve the challenge, share your solution and summit the ranks of our Community!

Also available in | Français | Português | Español | 日本語

Want to get involved? We're always looking for ideas and content for Weekly Challenges.


Challenge #299: Globetrotting Santa

A solution to last week’s challenge can be found here.
Map_Santa.jpgThis challenge was developed in collaboration with some Alteryx users, and we would like to thank @biosartorelli@lemuelcastro@Malvim@nicolascorreiacolombo and @silvestremoreira for taking time out of their busy schedule to think of a great challenge for this special time of the year. Thank you!
Every year Santa Claus gets his sleigh and helpers (reindeers and elves) and goes around the world distributing presents to those who behaved well. Did you behave well this year? Is Santa going to leave your present under the Christmas tree?
This challenge will bring you the answer!
You goal is to figure out Santa’s route for the night of December 25th and what time he is going to pass through the city closest to you! He should take 24 hours to go around the globe (leaving North Pole at 00:00:00am) delivering the presents but be aware that the route is very well hidden, and you will be able to find it if you analyze your datasets carefully. When you find the route as well as the time, use your reporting skills to figure out the delicious recipe Santa left you.
As a bonus, would you be able to find out what time he will be at your city exactly?
Enjoy the season and this challenge!
16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

Hmmm.... I've found a shorter route, but not the correct route. ??




11 - Bolide

It was amazing to collaborate with this team for the challenge ‌‌😉
I'm so grateful for this experience!

16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

Great challenge y'all


I think that Santa arrives in London at 13:56:48...





16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

Great challenge. And Belgian Beer Stew sounds interesting ...

16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula
Was able to match the map plus the time for the Orlando example!



15 - Aurora

Happy Holidays everyone!

Challenge 299.PNG
8 - Asteroid
Solution Attached



Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

Quite frankly, from the info given I couldn't figure out how you came up with this route and with no numbers I couldn't even backtrack from the answer. In the real world, I would be asking the requester what he was trying to do rather than guess myself. So I just assumed I had a chat with Santa and he told me he would be fine if I just always went to the location nearest to my previous location. I know there are better algorithms but I also know better than to argue with Santa so I just built something that I expect will make him happy.

17 - Castor
17 - Castor
I have Santa getting to Indiana at 9pm Christmas day, seems a little tardy!