From November 7-28, IBM challenged 2000 people globally to a set of exercises that ranged in difficulty from beginner to expert. I'll be honest, some of these were really tough. After completing most of them, I can happily say that I'm now addicted to quantum challenges 😄 Why?
Reflecting on my experience, I've learned more about circuit development in a few days than the whole month I spent on it detailed above. It was intensive, but having an end-goal for each exercise forced me to somehow figure out a solution. Whether it be bouncing ideas off of others, or maniacal google searching, these challenges have taught me rudimentary mental models, to approach quantum circuit development. For that, I'm thankful to IBM. 🙏
If there's one project to showcase my work in this challenge, it would be the one linked below where I applied Grover's search algorithm to solve a satisfiability problem. Basically broke the 'lights out' puzzle game. 🤫
In the coming month, I hope to expand on this project and implement a QRAM architecture to solve further exercises that I couldn't get to!