@sampoder0🇨🇦 Hack The North 2023! @ImDeet-U045B4BQ2T0, @fayd and I teamed up to make :goose-dance: Hack The Geese :goose-honk-left:! It was a game that attendees could play using the QR codes on their badges. Here’s how’d it work:
1. You’d scan your badge’s QR code to log in.
2. Your find someone who you’d like to compete against and scan their badge’s QR code.
3. You’d both receive a prompt, eg. “take a selfie with a someone with blue hair”.
4. You’d race to take a fun picture based on the prompt before the other player does.
5. You either win or lose, then you got to choose wether or not to rematch!
You can go to htgeese.tech/album to see all the photos that folks took during demos with the game (and many more of me stressing over the backend)!
We used a slightly cursed combination of a Next.js frontend and a backend written in Go which interacted with one another through Websockets…. yeah, very cursed and very jank. We also used Vercel’s new Postgres & Blob storage services which were surprisingly good. And, of course, we used Prisma…. including it’s slightly hacky spin-off Go client.
Another awesome part of the game was @ImDeet-U045B4BQ2T0’s custom designed geese (GEESE!):
Every player got one of these made for them when they first signed! The game was a bunch of fun to play IRL and we had people playing it throughout the demo session. Attached is a sick selfie of @fayd in his sunnies and the judge!
And at the end of the day, somehow, we were selected as winners so we got to demo on stage and won a couple of prizes which was pretty cool! Here’s us playing a game with all the attendees and a couple of other photos from the weekend (including us working on the project while on #hack-night!).
The GitHub is full of more photos and stories from the weekend: github.com/sampoder/hack-the-geese. O CANADA!
@sahitid0day 4/10 of #10-days-in-public: for those in the back, i am not a front-end developer! aka i can count the number of times i have worked w css on my hands and you can give me java over html ANY DAY. but i used today to go over the js clock workshop @fayd and it went (almost) smoothly! i can't wait to try more (and thank u sm for those of u who helped me today).
and question!! does anyone have any first-project suggestions for my portfolio? smtg simple but well thought so i can just put it out there.
@jzaleta0My previous Pull Request got merged! :merge: 🎉 Here's an image showing how the link update looks like and my streak after the position changes! :fireball: Also recently I participated at #mission-control escape-room and it was so cool :cooll-dino: , although I didn't had time to talk about it in here! It was very useful to me because it helped me to get better at flexbox:harder-flex::css: , and I learned many different tools and how to use them like CyberChef 💻 🤌 that I've been using recently, it's a really useful tool for any sort of data format conversion! Also I learned about curl curl.se and I've been trying to figure out with @maggie, @mutammim and @fayd what is Hack Club :hack-club: planning to do this summer! We have a few theories :blobninja: , and the most likely is that the event is going to be at SF! :tw_bridge_at_night: We also have other theories that include animals 🦦 , a blimp or some kind of hackathon! :quad_parrot:
@christina6950Playing around w workshops-- I tried to add an easter egg from @fayd's konami workshop to the spinning wheel website i built w @dwivedihari987's workshop..... it's not working... something is stuck w adding the confetti generator. ... but the fact that I'm even as far along to be adding libraries in js is cool to me!