Presented by:

Akos Ledeczi

from Vanderbilt University

Ledeczi is a CS Professor at Vanderbilt University. He has been working on NetsBlox, an extension that adds distributed computing capabilities and online collaboration to the Snap! for many years. He is also known for his highly popular introductory programming MOOC on Coursera.

A pair of NetsBlox services provide a variety of options to Wordle and Snap!/NetsBlox enthusiasts to engage with the new favorite pastime of our time. The WordGuess service lets the user start a new game by making the server pick a word. If it is a 5-letter word the user asks for, it is selected from the same set of words the official Wordle game uses. Then the user can make a series of guesses and the server responds with feedback about the matching letters just like Wordle does. This service makes it possible to create Wordle clients, e.g., or lets users develop automated players like this simple one: Another option is to create a project that "helps" in solving the official Wordle. Finally, the DailyWordGuess service offers only a single word per day, so whenever the New York Times moves the game behind its paywall, we can still enjoy Wordle courtesy of NetsBlox.

5 min
Snap!Con 2022
Lightning Talk