Terminal Season 8’will run indefinitely. The online season config will not change again in the foreseeable future. We are no longer actively promoting terminal online to sponsors. Feel free to comment below if there is a past config you think would be ideal to “lock in” for this.
I will continue to monitor the forum for the foreseeable future, and resolve issues and bugs as they come up, but it is unlikely that major new features will be developed that do not benefit the live competitions.
It’s been a really awesome 2 years, and i’m incredibly proud that the work Me, Junaid, and the rest of the team did resonated so strongly with so many talented engineers.
We created terminal as an entertaining and engaging way for individuals to show off their coding skills, with the business goal of helping employers browse and hire from the talent that we attract. We expected the online aspect of the platform to be the main appeal of the platform, but found unexpected success via the student-focused competitions.
As time went on, correlation one has found even more success in other projects, creating more and more business pressure to move engineers to newer codebases where they can have more impact on the business. After meetings discussing our goals and best path forward in 2021, we decided that terminal online will be de-prioritized and I will be moved to assist with other projects.
I have always tried to maintain transparency around terminal online’s status and future. C1 and the terminal community have always hoped that terminal online would eventually have public sponsored competitions at the same scale as the student-focused “live” season competitions. With this de-prioritization, we are no longer pushing for this, so it is pretty unlikely.
Users who still want to participate in the competitive terminal experience will be able to join a public “kickoff” event we plan to host at the beginning of each competition season.
Again, it’s been really awesome to work with and support this community over the past few years. Feel free to share your thoughts below, i’m looking forward to the final terminal online stream next week.