Angular Attack – Hackathon Virtual
Most hackathons take place at a specific venue, but the ones the people behind Angular Attack run, only happen online. This means anyone in the world can compete. Last year RumbleX, the people behind NKO and RR, had more than 40 countries involved, and thousands of people competed for prizes and glory. We asked the creator of Rails Rumble and one of the co- founders of RumbleX, Nick Plante, how they keep going and growing, after all these years.
“Our competition structure was a hit back in 2007, when we first launched Rails Rumble, and we stuck with that simple approach. Build whatever you want in 48 hours. We’ve found that freedom is the best kindling.”
Jules Kremer, of the Angular team at Google, says that Angular 1 passed 1,000,000 users, and Angular 2, which has only been around for a few months, has already surpassed 300,000 users. With adoption numbers like that, Angular Attack stands to eclipse the originals.
I asked one of RumbleX’s other co-founders, Sakina Crocker, how they plan to help new developers compete in this competition. It seems that they picked their partners Wijmo and Rangle, for good reason.
“Rangle is going to be providing some incredible webinars to help anyone getting started with Angular, to hit the ground running. And Wijmo is giving out community licenses for all competitors. Their controls offer full Angular support, so it’s going to be a huge help to people looking to speed up development time.”
If you’d like to register for the competition, and you should because it’s completely free, head over to AngularAttack.com (http://angularattack.com/) and put your name down.