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CoffeeScript: the "Good Parts" re-brewed? / How to write a game in 30 minutes

CoffeeScript: the good parts re-brewed or just screwed? / Bomber Command: how to write a computer game in 30 minutes

Our guest speakers this month are Dave Tonge and Dave Taylor.

CoffeeScript: the good parts re-brewed or just screwed? (Dave Tonge)
How a little "thought experiment about how nice JavaScript could be with an alternative syntax" has shaken up the JS World. We'll explore the language, address the FUD and dive into some beautiful code. The talk isn't only for JS developers, but will aim to provoke deeper questions about why we choose our programming languages, why having less features can be better and how functional programming brings happiness.

Bomber Command: How to write a game in 30 minutes
"There was this old bomber game I used to play when I was a little kid where a plane flies across the top of the screen and drops a bomb to blow up a ship below. I think it would be pretty fun to build it in a live coding session...ideal for people who have never seen how a simple game is pieced together."

Dave Taylor is a creative developer. He's a sucker for a challenge and loves anything interactive which engages a community. Currently Dave is freelancing for Pogo Kid and training people with a passion for building things with code. Mumblings on coding and the enjoyment of being a developer regularly crop up on http://davetayls.me.

Join us for both 30 minute talks and food/beverage too in the old police cells, TheIsland, Bristol.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone. It was great to chat to a few of you last night. I've out up the game and a blog post about it on http://davetayls.me/blog/2014/01/10/html5-bomber-game-bristech/ thanks again

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • Nicholas H.

    The speakers were clearly both knowledgeable and passionate individuals with some interesting angles on software development practices. Dave Taylor was brave to try a live coding exercise, but it was a friendly crowd ;)

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • Tom H.

    Looking forward to this and meeting up with you guys. =]

    January 9, 2014

  • Simon C.

    Glad that you moved it from last week

    1 · January 6, 2014

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