Past Meetup

Collaborative Code Night: NEO Crisis

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Microsoft Technology Center, 11 Times Square · New York, NY

How to find us

We'll be in room #6604, named Radio City on the sixth floor.

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On paper, it sounded great to have world-famous academics involved in designing the Earth's defense systems, in the event of a collision with near-earth objects. But when the alarms went off, and it was time to use the system, it was a spherical defense grid of uniform density. The operators were expected to do everything in spherical coordinates, as this allowed an "elegant" software architecture, saving several microseconds a minute of computer time. On the other hand, it's "do this" or "rocks fall, everyone dies".

Get to work, people.

NEO Crisis is a collaborative coding game: Using a primitive API, track Near Earth Objects to save the world.

Don't think you can handle APIs? Come anyway and we'll have someone help you learn the skills you need to join the game.

Bring your laptop!

Doors open at 6:00; event ends at 8:30. You must be on the RSVP list to attend. Seating is limited to 50 and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Appetizers will be provided by Nike Digital, coffee/tea/venue courtesy of Microsoft. Thank you sponsors!!

We'll be in room #6604, named Radio City on the sixth floor.

Please follow the code of conduct to make the meetup a friendly and welcoming place for everyone!