So I decided to challenge myself and joined up for the Scripting Games 2013 edition. Last week I entered my first submission. Being that I am a novice at PowerShell, I was quite nervous about that first submission. All scripts are submitted anonymously, voted on by other participants/judges and a score (with comments or suggestions) is returned on your script. The scripts are graded on a scale of 1-5. I like the fact that comments on scoring are recommended for all values and required for 1s and 2s. This requires that the person scoring the script provide some feedback if a low score is given to support the grade and allows for suggestions for all other scores. It was nice to read the comments, for both good and bad scores, to see ways that I can improve my scripting skills.
In re-reading this before posting, I realized that it may sound like I totally bombed my first submission. I received a 3.28 score which solidifies my knowledge that I have lots to learn but also gives me hope since it wasn’t a 1.
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