by David LeMieux
A few weekends ago I got to participate in Node Knockout with some friends. It was a 48 hour contest to see who could come up with something great using Node.js. My team, myself and some coworkers, decided to try and make something like a multi-user game platform where you could use your computer screen as the output screen and a second device (mobile phone, for example) as the game controller. What we came up with was Fly By Wire (more info).
It was a lot of fun but there are some pretty bad bugs. We didn't win either. But I learned a lot about Node.js, CoffeeScript, and web sockets. I hope to do it again next year.