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Chart of Courses' Progress over Almost 2 Years!

Hello everyone,

A few days ago I made a chart of all Duolingo courses current status (i.e. Graduated, Beta or Incubator). Some of you seemed to like seeing this visualized, so I went ahead and created another version in which you can scroll through time using a slider at the bottom of the page.

This new chart shows the weekly progress of all courses from January 12 2014, all the way up to now (October 25, 2015). A lot has happened in this time period.

To move through time, move the slider at the bottom of the page to the left or right, after having clicked once on the slider you can also move using the left and right arrows.

I hope you like it, this is the url: http://thewombatguru.nl/duolingo

Note: I have not optimized this website for other screens than mine, if you have trouble viewing it, please reply and I'll try to do something about it.

Greetings, me

October 27, 2015

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo

Hey Wombat Guru,

I like this chart and the one you did earlier.

As a tribute to your name, I'm going to tell a story that is completely unrelated to duolingo and language learning but does relate to your name. I read this story in an Australian hiking/sking/outdoors magazine some time ago...


Two men were doing a multi-day cross-country skiing trip in the Australian Alps. They were carrying packs, with camping gear for their trip including a snow-tent. On the second day in the late afternoon the weather started to turn bad and a small blizzard set in. One of the men got separated from his friend and was unable to find him again. It was starting to get dark and the man was getting worried as the tent was in his friend's back-pack so he would be without shelter if he couldn't find his friend before night-fall.

Still searching for his friend in the swirling snow, he came upon a small clump of trees and noticed that there was a large wombat hole in a bank near the trees. Wombat holes are quite big — big enough for a person to go down.

It occurred to the man that here was a place of shelter! So he took off his pack, got out his torch (flash-light) and crawled down the hole, pushing his pack in front of him...

After a little while the hole opened out into a fairly large burrow. He shone his torch in and was quite alarmed to see that the burrow was occupied, with a big wombat crouched at the far end of the burrow. Wombats have very powerful legs and claws for digging and can obviously be quite dangerous if you meet them in a confined space underground.

However the man knew that he had to have shelter from the snow storm outside so he crawled into the burrow, keeping as far away from the wombat as he could (the wombat hadn't moved since he came in). Fortunately, he had his own sleeping bag in his pack, so he took that out, got in, and after not too long, fell asleep.

But in the middle of the night he woke up because there was something large and warm pressed up against him. While he was sleeping the wombat had come over and snuggled up to the unexpected company.

When he woke up again, the wombat had gone and he realised it must be morning. He packed his sleeping bag back into his pack and crawled out of the hole. On emerging he found that it was a beautiful new day, with the storm completely gone and the sun shining on the snow. He was able to find his friend who had put up his tent not too far away in the storm the night before and, re-united, they continued their trip :)

Photo of a wombat in the snow

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheWombatGuru

Hi Oskalingo, and thank you for your nice reply :) Loved the story, and I love wombats even more now. One day, everyone will know the wombat is the best none-pet animal there is.

October 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LinzMacG

Nice story!

February 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun

54 new courses in less than two years, more than threefold increase, looking good!

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheWombatGuru

Let's hope we'll get about 150 new courses in the next 2 years :)

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Monsieur_Bovary

Well done!

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheWombatGuru

Thank you, I think this visualizes the progress really well.

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyEvilSlosh

That's cool. I've often wondered just how sparse such a matrix would look, thanks for saving me doing it myself. :P

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheWombatGuru

I had fun doing it, you're welcome :)

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Nemesis_NaR

I love it, thank you :-)

October 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheWombatGuru

You're welcome :)

October 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Deathlinger

12 years later and the Romanian course is at 91%

October 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheWombatGuru

Well, I read on the forums that the romanian course made a huge jump of about 10% one or two days ago, so it's at about 50% now!

October 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheWombatGuru

Already over 250 unique users have clicked on the link :) thank you!

October 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LinzMacG

Cool! Just wondering, would it be possible to keep it updated? Thanks!

P.S. my sister really likes wombats too her username for stuff is TheWombatQueen, just a bit different from yours!

February 22, 2016
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