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June Newsletter

Hello everyone,

Each new day is another chance to change the way you live your life. With each day passing by so quickly, we have to match our pace with every moment to make the most out it. So has the Brilliant community done in the month of May! Here are the highlights of the past month.

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The Brilliant community is always undergoing awe-inspiring growth. These new features are meant to foster an incredible experience on Brilliant. Excited to hear about what's in the spotlight this month yet? Okay, here we go:

1. New Chapters Layout

It's a lovely feeling to know that our chapters have got new dresses, and they are in style now. All of them look so adorable. We are thankful to the Brilliant staff to make it happen for us. I can't resist myself to show you how the chapters (quizzes and wikis) look now:

2. Wiki Writing Party

The wiki writing party has been started. Many of you are talented writers, so we'd like to see you leave your mark on the Brilliant wiki library. Mark your presence by commenting on Wiki Writing Party: June 3 to June 16 and getting engaged with the listed wikis.

3. Problem Writing Party

Problem Writing Party, which was paused for the time being, has been restarted by Calvin. And it's unbelievable that wiki party number 7 was such a resounding success that we had 28 quizzes created. And we have a lot more quizzes now in our bucket, and the credit goes to all of you who supported the party with your amazing efforts.

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Here are those problems, notes, events and contests which were highly liked by the community.These consist the essence of the community and its members. Check out anything that you might have missed-

  1. \(\textbf{Popular Notes:}\) Have you ever wondered what can be done with the knowledge of functions and a graph? The month of May witnessed Brilliant community going creative and using mathematics to generate mind-blowing, beautiful pieces of art a.k.a. Best Math Graphs. Classic Problems from International Olympiad in Informatics Training Camp (India) 2016 were also shared and discussed which was also highly liked by the community.

  2. \(\textbf{Huge Events:}\) Various problem writing parties are organized to encourage community members to share problems. You can share interesting problems and show off your Problem writing skills at the Problem Writing Party: May 5th - May 18th and Problem Writing Party: May 23rd - June 5th.

  3. \(\textbf{Contests:}\) Contests are an inseparable part of Brilliant community. Here are some contests from which you can learn and improve your skills - Meddling with Mechanics - A post for all mechanics lovers! Take a look at this contest which consists of many conceptual problems. Another contest about Electromagnetism and related problem-solving - Brilliant EM contest, test your brain on these tough problems.

  4. \(\textbf{Popular Problems:}\) The community frequently rejoices with interesting problems that are conceptual and enhance the knowledge of the members. Here are some of these problems - Try Yeah! I have reached 200,000 , this tough geometry problem, it tests your understanding of areas and shapes. Absolute values, Oh my! - This problem tests you on many places, your thoughts must be very clear while solving it. A whole Olympiad level problem on logarithms - 2015 Mock AIME I problem 2 : Logarithm System. Try everything on this one.

\[\large \mathbf{ NEW } \ \ \ \mathbf{ AND } \ \ \ \mathbf{ ACTIVE } \ \ \ \mathbf{ MEMBERS } \]

Brilliant community welcomes new members each day, some of these members become active through regular participation in discussions, wiki-editing, solution-writing, problem-solving, etc. Here are some of those rising stars of Brilliant, Hana Nakkache, Puneet Pinku, Prince Loomba and Andreas Wendler.

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Here's the long-awaited WhoToFollow list showing off the dazzling members of our community. I'm pleased to introduce you to the wonderful people who are constantly helping to build the community. Here are the names, in no particular order:

Be sure to hit the \(\color{green}{\boxed{\text{+Follow} \ } }\) button to keep yourself updated with the amazing problems and notes posted by them.

Don't forget, you can always join our Slack chat if you want to talk with our community members. Introduce yourself, share problems, have discussions, participating in the wiki collaboration parties too. Most of all, have fun.


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Nice newsletter!

But no joke this time? :( Harsh Shrivastava · 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Yay! I'm in the 'Who to follow' list! Deeparaj Bhat · 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Deeparaj Bhat You are in wtf list :P Aditya Kumar · 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Aditya Kumar Lol Deeparaj Bhat · 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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I am grateful to Brilliant staff, especially Sandeep sir, for giving me this opportunity to write the newsletter and helping me out with every step. Thanks to all those who contributed in making of this newsletter. Congratulations to @Denton Young @Geoff Pilling @Deepraj Bhat @Rishabh Cool . You all did great job!

All hail moderation. Akshay Yadav · 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Akshay Yadav Hey thanks... I'll try to keep thinking of cool problems!

Here, here and here are my latest ones... Enjoy! :) Geoff Pilling · 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Nice note!! Rishabh Tiwari · 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Yahoo! The EM contest has been mentioned.

Nice work #moderation. Swapnil Das · 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Akshay Yadav cooool :) Ashish Siva · 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Ashish Siva Yeah! I also think so. Akshay Yadav · 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Weel done Akshay! Keep going #moderation! Sravanth Chebrolu · 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Awesome work!!! Abdur Rehman Zahid · 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Keep it up #moderation. Rajdeep Dhingra · 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Great!! Deepak Kumar · 10 months, 2 weeks ago

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