1st Annual JavaScript Olympics

Ready for a fun night of JavaScript code competition? Test your skilz against others to snatch the grand prize and title of "JavaScript Dorkus Maximus" and prizes from Zeke's Coffee. Plus you might learn some new awesome ways to perform trivial tasks with JavaScript. Events planned for the 1st games evening are: 1 ) Blind Coding - Perform a given task without being able to test your code in a browser, look at code examples or reference material. Basically, code from memory and don't use a browser to complete the task. Time will also be a factor. Beginner and advanced tasks categories will be available. 2 ) Size Matters - A task must be completed using the least amount of characters possible. Yeah, that's right, smaller is better. Other Details: All code created in the events must pass the JSLint test, and must run across all A grade browsers. Up to two libraries from a publicly available CDN or web site may be included for any given task. Every code athlete will be tested to ensure there is an appropriate level of performance decreasing chemicals in your system. Coffee from Zeke's will be provided. A GitHub account is recommended. The winner will be given the title of "JavaScript Dorkus Maximus" which you may wish to decline if you happen to win. Some cool prizes from Zeke's Coffe go to the top 3 winners in each event along with the title. See you there. -Shea

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  • Shea Frederick (.

    We took some video of this meetup...

    http://www.vimeo.com/13248023

    Enjoy!

    July 19, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved the format, engaging and more educational.

    July 8, 2010

  • Jim A.

    I had a lot of fun and enjoyed the competitive, yet collaborative environment fostered by the event.

    July 8, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was f'ing awesome. Shea and Jonathan Known how to hold a meetup. It was a blast. Great meeting a lot of the leading JS devs in our area.

    July 8, 2010

  • Jonathan J.

    Winners of the 'Blind Code' challenge in order: @JAAulde @lokeshdhakar and @jonathanjulian

    Winners of the 'Smaller is Better' challenge in order: @briansloane @jonathanjulian and @scottmessinger

    July 7, 2010

  • Jonathan J.

    Here is the github fork tree - all the contestants' code is forked off of the VinylFox project.

    http://github.com/VinylFox/JavaScriptOlympics/network

    July 7, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ah, i have a conflict that night. Trying to resolve so i can make it.

    July 6, 2010

  • Marak

    hey -

    what happens if you want to do some live coding? like start in an empty browser state and be allowed to type console commands. if you fail once on the lint or compile you disqualify. if you allow this i think i could do some interesting things :-)

    June 25, 2010

  • Jim A.

    Great, thanks!

    June 23, 2010

  • Shea Frederick (.

    My eyes have JSLint built in...i can adjust the options at will.

    Nothing too strict, we'll be using the "good parts" option set.

    June 23, 2010

  • Jim A.

    "All code created in the events must pass the JSLint test"

    With which options, predefined vars, etc?

    June 23, 2010

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