The 2022 Coding Blocks Game Jam is almost here. We need your help with one more round of voting.
VOTING IS CLOSED!
Choose your 3 favorite themes and we will take the top 5 to the final round. The final topic is…..
Joe is a Software Developer based in Central Florida. If it weren't for ticketing systems he would gladly refactor himself in circles all day long.
These days Joe is excited about JAMstack and Search.
When he is not basking in the glow of a monitor you can find him walking around Cocoa Beach or annoying his wife by playing "music".
The 2022 Coding Blocks Game Jam is coming up January 21st – 24th
and we need your help selecting a theme! Pick your 3 – 5 favorites in the list below, and we’ll carry the top half forward to round 2.
Voting has ended, these topics are coming over to round 2:
What’s a Game Jam?
We have an episode all about Game Jams, but the short version is that a Game Jam is a chance to try something new by using your programming and creative skills to build a game. This jam runs from January 21st – 24th, afterwards anybody who submitted a game can play and give feedback on the games. There are no strict rules or prizes, it’s all about the fun. Check up the sign-up page for more information: itch.io
Skaffold is an open-source tool from Google that makes working with Kubernetes easy. It’s great for working locally, and then you can turn and use the same files to deploy to production. Check this quick video out for a simple demo of what this means for your development lifecycle.
The code is available on Github: https://github.com/codingblocks/getting-started-with-skaffold
In this post I’ll tell you a bit about K9s, which is an open source, command line interface for Kubernetes that makes me feel like a super hero. I’ll tell you what K9s is, why I like it so much, and what the trade-offs are. I hope that to convince you to give it a shot, and that you’ll love it as much as I do.[Read more…]
A theme has been selected on Twitch, and the jam is on. The theme is “Everything Is Broken”, interpret (or ignore) it as you see fit. The important thing is to learn and have fun!
Sign-up is open till the close of the #cbjam on January 24th, link is here:
Speaking of learning and having fun, make sure to use the hashtag
if you’re tweeting about the jam. Also, make sure to send us your Twitch and we’ll add it to this list.
Want to watch a stream? Toss these fine folks a follow:
We discuss all things open-source, leaving Michael and Joe to hold down the fort while Allen is away, while Joe’s impersonations are spot on and Michael is on a first name basis, assuming he can pronounce it.
This episode of the Coding Blocks podcast is about the people and organizations behind open-source software. We talk about the different incentives behind projects, and their governance to see if we can understand our ecosystem better.
This episode’s show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode150, if you’re reading this via your podcast player.[Read more…]
Voting is closed! We’ve narrowed the list of potential themes down to the following four:
The final theme will be randomly selected precisely on January 21st, 23:59:59:9999 GMT.
You can watch the final drawing on Twitch, and then it’s on like Donkey Kong!
The game jam is coming up in less than two weeks, running January 21st-24th 2021. We’re doing another round of theme voting, and then we’ll pare this list down to the final 4. The final theme will be randomly selected and announced on the day of the competition.
Help us choose please! Voting is closed! The final theme will be chosen on Twitch on January 21st, 23:59:59:99999 GMT
How do I sign up, or find more information?
What if I want to make a game, but don’t have the time?
Sign up anyway and do what feels good to you!
What if I’ve never made a game, or what if I’m a super good game dev?
Either way is fantastic, it’s all about fun and learning!
What if I prefer working in a team?
Awesome, bring it!
There is a bigger FAQ on the sign-up page, also, you can just ask us on Twitter or Slack or whatever. 🙂
Our 0th Game Jam is coming up next month,
and we need help picking a theme! This is going to happen over a couple rounds, so help us narrow this list down by voting for up to 5 of your favorite themes.
Voting is closed! The final theme will be chosen on Twitch on January 21st, 23:59:59:99999 GMT
When, Where What, How, Huh?
We’re hosting a Game Jam on itch.io from January 21st to 24th. It’s a chance for you to cut loose and program a game. Check the link below for information and to sign up:
Why do you need a theme?
The theme is meant to fire up your inspiration by serving as a spark. Flame on! Just like a blank page can be a barrier to writers block, a new project can be daunting, so we wanted to provide a fun mechanism to knock that hurdle out of the way.
What if I don’t want to use theme?
That’s fine, perhaps your game won’t do as well when it comes to the judging but…so what? There are no prizes, the reward is in the journey. If you want to do your own thing, then congratulations and good luck!
What if I have a great idea for a theme, and I simply must get it on the list!
Drop a comment, see what happens