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C is a small, general-purpose, imperative programming language with a static type system, scopes, and structures. It's typically used as an alternative to assembly programming, such as in operating systems.
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About C

#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char* argv[]) {
	printf("Hello, World!\n");
}

C is a general purpose language, used for a wide range of applications, from embedded computers to high-performance computing clusters.

C is commonly found in low level applications as it's a good alternative to harder-to-read assembly languages. It can be compiled to assembly to keep the same level of performance, while increasing readability, and providing a small level of safety with static types!

C was created by Dennis Ritchie at Bell Labs, and used to re-implement the Unix operating system. Now, it's one of the most used programming languages, with many compilers supporting providing support for most available hardware and platforms - there's plenty of resources and support available to help you get started!

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Meet the C Track mentors

Once you join the C language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Alexis Lu

I am using C and C++ for some years. C is more friendly when compile to assembly.
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Larry Ruane https://github.com/LarryRuane

I've been a C programmer for many years. I used to work at Bell Labs.
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Daniel Heater http://www.heatertech.com

I've been writing code for 35+ years and I continue to learn things when I read another person's code
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Naris Rangsiyawaranon https://github.com/KittenHero

I'll take C over assembly any day.
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Marcos Almeida LinkedIn

I love learning, teaching and using new programming languages. At this moment, writing C#/Typescript most of my working hours.
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Rishikanth Chandrasekaran https://rishikanthc.com

I am currently a PhD Student in CSE at University of California - San Diego. My interests are in Machine Learning & Embedded Systems. I love programming in C. It was the first language I learnt. I work a lot in systems and hence write a lot of firmware code in C. I've started using Python as well for ML applications. Outside of research I enjoy reading and outdoor activities.
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Community-sourced C exercises

These are a few of the 70 exercises on the C track. You can see all the exercises here.

Armstrong Numbers
easy
control flow if else statements
control flow loops
math
logic
Circular Buffer
easy
control flow if else statements
control flow loops
memory management
arrays
pointers
structs
flexible array members
buffers
Pangram
easy
control flow if else statements
control flow loops
strings
Isogram
easy
arrays
control flow if else statements
control flow loops
strings
Allergies
medium
control flow if statements
control flow loops
memory management
structs
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the C Track maintainers

The C Maintainers are the brains behind the C Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Ryan Hartlage

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wolf99 My GitHub Profile

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