Codinglab Challenge

We have setup two games, which you are invited to play while our inauguration is ongoing! But first, here is the information you need to connect to our IRC channel:

  • Server:
  • Port: 6697
  • SSL: Yes
  • /PASS: abc123
  • Channel: #cercle

To connect, you first need to download and install an IRC client. For Windows, we recommend AdiIRC. For Mac, we recommend LimeChat. For Linux, we recommend HexChat. For Android, we recommend AndroIRC. If you succeed in completing a challenge, we ask that you let us know on the IRC channel.

If you want help connecting to IRC, we have prepared a very short video tutorial. It is well-worth the small effort, as our IRC channel is the heart of our community.

The IRC channel is also being broadcast live on stream. You can post to the channel to share your comments with other viewers!

First Challenge

The first challenge is trying to complete the game 2048 hosted on our servers. 2048 is a single-player sliding block puzzle game designed by Italian web developer Gabriele Cirulli. The game’s objective is to slide numbered tiles on a grid to combine them to create a tile with the number 2048.


The person who completes the game before 21h00 (i.e. achieves a tile with the number 2048) with the highest score will earn a free MediaStation, the most popular of our MicroSolutions.

Second Challenge

The second challenge is trying to answer 3 questions; as far as we know, it is necessary to write 3 small programs to figure out the answers.


The person who gets all the answers right before 21h00 with the most elegant algorithms will earn a free one-year level 1 membership to the Codinglab community.

Submitting your results

First, please let us know on the IRC channel when you believe you have completed either challenge! Then, send an email to confirming your results; for the first game, attach a screenshot of your victory; for the second game, send us the answers and the code you have developed to find them.