• SSDUG Code Challenge

    The Olympia Center (community center)

    Put your skills to the test and compete head-to-head to solve some interesting and fun algorithmic programming challenges! This is a coding competition where you will attempt to solve fun and challenging algorithmic puzzles as a team. The format will largely follow the ACM programming contests rules and will be proctored using the Google Code Jam archive of questions and evaluation. Rules 1. You can form into teams as large as 3 members or compete solo if you wish. 2. You can use any programming language supported by the Google Code engine (currently: Bash, C, C++, C# (mono), Go, Haskell (ghc), Java 8, JavaScript (nodejs), Python 2, Python 3, PHP, and Ruby) 3. Your code will be scored by Google's code judging robot. This will make for a fair and impartial scoring, but requires inputs and outputs to be formatted exactly to specification for the automated system to approve. 4.All reference material is fair game. This means Google, StackOverflow, Your cousin Nina from Pasadena, etc.. 5. There is no penalty for submitting incorrect answers. So trial and error is encouraged. There is partial credit for completing puzzles working on the small data sets, but failing for large. 6. Each correctly answered question will earn your team a balloon, just like an ACM contest, and give you immediate visual street cred among your peers! The problem set will be posted on the day of the meetup. If you already have a good understanding of algorithms and want to challenge yourself, I'd suggest attempting the problems using a language you are unfamiliar with. For more information on the Google Code Jam system please see the FAQ here: https://codingcompetitions.withgoogle.com/codejam/faq

  • Let's make a retro game in 30 Minutes! (in PICO-8)

    The Olympia Center (community center)

    Let's make a retro game in 30 Minutes! (in PICO-8) - Learn game design from someone who's never done profession game design! - Learn the basics of basic Lua! (programming language) - Learn the basics of Entity/Component/System framework for games! - Watch a pictionary flunky draw horrible pixel art! - Watch a former middle school drummer compose music! - Play real games while ignoring the guest speaker! - Donate thousands of dollars for the inevitable kickstarter failure! - Leave the talk knowing your kid could do a better job! (And learning how to get them setup to do so!) * After every meetup, we head over to the Oly Taproom for an hour of social time. Be sure to join us on Slack and join the conversation! Follow this link to join us: http://bit.ly/SSDUG-Slack P.S. Please comment on your favorite retro game you'd like to recreate. We'll decide at the meetup.

  • Documentation with Carter

    The Olympia Center (community center)

    Creating developer documentation with Carter Barnes. * After every meetup, we head over to the Oly Taproom for an hour of social time. Be sure to join us on Slack and join the conversation! Follow this link to join us: http://bit.ly/SSDUG-Slack