I'm currently sitting at work awaiting clearances between roles, as a result I'm bored and looking for something to get my teeth into for a bit. Trouble is unless you have an actual problem to solve yourself its difficult to think something to develop.
This got me thinking that there are often a lot of posts from newbies asking for advice on books etc to help them learn and would it be an idea for us to have a forum with some sample projects in, that others have done or even can just think of? I'm not thinking these would be posts that require an answer but more along the lines of "create a spreadsheet that will take in x, y and z and perform these functions before producing the following output"
Newcomers get a chance to play on with something, people can then help each other out in the thread with questions and answers and it may also give established members some challenges!
Each thread can be tagged with the proposed timescales and difficulty, for example "creating a UDF that calculates area of a shape" may be down as a 1 hour Beginner while a full calculation tool could be 1 week Expert.
ps if anyone has any ideas for projects I can play around with please let me know!