Programmers Anonymous (PA)

This article is under construction and needs to be completed. You can help by expanding it.


Site URL


Grant Elliott

Founding Date

May 1999

Years Active

1999 to 2001

Programmed For

TI-89, TI-92


TI-Basic, Assembly





Programmers Anonymous (PA) was a TI-Basic programming group for the TI-89 and TI-92+ graphing calculators, although some of the members did release assembly programs under the group banner. They were also one of the sites that got hosting through

Group Significance


They released a few notable programs and games including Simon 89, Guardian, Instant Messenger, and Risk 89, with the latter even being featured on They also released a comprehensive TI-Basic programming guide for the TI-89 and TI-92 that included several tips, tricks, and techniques that the TI-Basic community had compiled on the TI-Basic mailing list on They also had some interesting projects under development:

  • Connect Four — Uses an artificial intelligence learning algorithm so it never makes the same mistake twice.
  • May Day — A very nice RPG featuring a complete level editor which allows you to change vital statistics and the level itself.
  • Dragon Warrior — Cool RPG based on the original Nintendo RPG with the same name.

They also started a TI-Calcs Webring to connect with other TI-Basic sites from around the TI community.


Group Contributions

  • Risk 89
  • Simon 89
  • Guardian
  • Factors
  • Dodge-Em
  • Angle Display
  • Instant Messenger
  • TI-89/92 TI-Basic guide

Group Staff

  • Grant Elliott (KeysDezes) — founder
  • Robert Vollrath — admin
  • Matt Scanlan — admin
  • Josh Hill
  • Ben Morrise
  • Adam Newhouse
  • Rob Smith
  • Zack Podany
  • Brian Henshaw
  • Brad Hasychak
  • Adam Chard
  • Aaron Chard
  • Eric MacKay
  • Preston Clark
  • Matthew Glory
  • Mirko Muggli
  • Bryan Forbes
  • Kevin McCollum
  • Bradley Stock
  • George

Group Milestones

  • January 9, 2000 — Programmers Anonymous gets hosting through

Site URLs


Site Screenshot

(Screenshot of Group homepage circa year)

Group History

(Taken from PA homepage)

I know what you're thinking. "It's BASIC. How good can it be?" Well, Programmers Anonymous is attempting to change that misconception. BASIC, especially on the TI-89 and TI-92, can actually be quite complex and result in some excellent programs. We are founded on this principle. (Well… that and the principle that none of us has time to learn assembly.) If you don't believe me, look at the source to Risk.


Programmers Anonymous was one of the sites that got hosting through