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One Weekend, Two Hackathons

Posted January 28, 2018. Competitions, Games, Photos. 139 words.

This weekend, I participated in two hackathons. On Friday afternoon I took part in the Bloomberg CodeCon Grand Finals (again). Then in the evening everyone everyone went to Swingers Golf Bar. On Saturday morning I explored the city, swinging by the Tate Modern just before I left. Image courtesy Bloomberg.

Bloomberg London HQ

Then on Saturday evening and Sunday morning I created a game for the Southampton Game Jam, the theme was transmission. Normally you have 48 hours, but I was lucky to even have 20. So I got to work, and created SnowDrift, a classic 2D platformer, using raw JavaScript no frameworks. Click on the image below to play in your browser.

SnowDrift

Overall, the weekend was busy, but fascinating. I really enjoyed it.

Competing in the NWERC Regionals

Posted November 26, 2017. Algorithms, Competitions, Photos. 17 words.

We came, we saw, we lost. Image courtesy Dorota Filipczuk.

Our teams

The Southampton Code Dojo

Posted October 12, 2017. Competitions. 161 words.

The Southampton Code Dojo is a monthly event where keen computer science students meet, eat pizza, group up, and make things for a bit over an hour. At the start of the session ideas are proposed and voted on. Then, teams form typically on programming language choice, and everyone gets too work. At the end of the session, each team demonstrates. I have been attending for a while now, I love it. Hope to see you there!

Below is a list of some of the previous things I have worked on:

  • Let it Burn! - Using your flamethrower, wrack up points and burn the forest down.
  • Firework Simulator - Light up the sky with a fireworks display by dragging your finger or cursor across the screen.
  • Tetris - A quick and simple game of Tetris.
  • Colours - Enter a colour code, get a nice name.

Visiting Bloombergs London Headquarters for CodeCon Finals

Posted January 30, 2016. Algorithms, Competitions, Java, Photos. 203 words.

This week I had the pleasure of competing in the CodeCon Grand finals at Bloombergs London headquarters. While unfortunately I didn’t do that well, visiting the headquarters and exploring London was great fun. I didn’t take any pictures inside the event, I thought I would share a few photos taken on during my trip.

Museum of London

The day after the competition, I left the hotel and set of through the city. The Museum of London was nearby, so I checked it out. While there it started raining and a rainbow appeared.

St. Pauls Cathedral

Then, a quick walk lead me to St. Pauls.

Panorama 1

Panorama 2

While, crossing the Millennium Bridge I took two panoramas of the Thames. Unfortunately the day was overcast, and so the pictures are rather gray.

Tate Modern

Finally ending my trip inside the Tate Modern where I saw Abraham Cruzvillegas Empty Lot filling the Turbine room.


Finally, it was time to return home, heading back to Waterloo I boarded a train to Southampton. My day was over.

(We've) Lost the Game!

Posted January 29, 2015. Competitions, Games. 68 words.

This weekend Andrew Barrett-Sprot, Andrew Lewis, Mike Jewell, Ollie Steptoe, and me teamed up to make (We’ve) Lost the Game!, and entry for Global Game Jam 2015. After brainstorming, we decided to create a 2d survival game using Java and Slick2D. Overall, we’re pretty happy with it. Click to download via itch.io.

(We've) Lost the Game!

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