The Code in the Dark development competition, back after three years of absence

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Code in the Dark development competition, back after three years of absence

The Code in the Dark event returns to Montreal after a three-year hiatus.

Fifteen minutes , is the time available to the thirty competitors participating in Code in the Dark to recreate a web page from a simple screenshot of a site. The catch: Only HTML and CSS technologies can be used, and previewing the work done is prohibited.

Every line of code that takes shape is scrutinized by the public, who have the task of determining who will advance to the next stage of the web integration competition.

The contest continues until the final round, after which only one person will be crowned. This one will earn the title of Champion or Shadow Champion, a $3000 scholarship and eternal glory, according to the software development company Osedea, which organizes the event.

Described as “the biggest [front-end] development competition (front-end) in Quebec,” according to Osedea, Code in the Dark marks its comeback after a three-year hiatus.

The Montreal-based company imported the concept from Stockholm, Sweden, which held the first event of its kind in 2013. Since then, Code in the Dark competitions have taken place in other cities, such as New York, Nantes and Paris.

Osedea had some even held a charity event whose proceeds were used to fight against school dropout in the Saint-Henri district of Montreal. This year, however, is different, as the competition is free and aims only to crown the best person in web development.

Some 100 spectators are expected at the event, which will held in the dark, with smoke machines and lasers.

Registration is still possible for the event which will take place on September 16 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 30 at the Osedea premises, at Château Saint-Ambroise, in Montreal.

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