Code in the Dark is a thrilling competition where you'll get the chance to put your mad HTML and CSS skills to the ultimate test, by battling fellow frontend hackers in two 15-minute rounds for a place in the grand finale and, once there, to win.
But first, you must qualify. To this effect, OLX will provide you with a template that you must implement on your own using nothing but HTML and CSS. If you submit one of the first working solutions, you're in!
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Code in the Dark will happen on the first evening of Pixels Camp, at 10pm, so you must start by applying to the event as an attendee. Then, on stage, all you'll have access to is a specially crafted text editor on which you must stay at all times.
By no means you are allowed to leave this editor. Not complying with this rule gets you an immediate disqualification. You are also not allowed to use any measuring tools, nor any other thing besides your fingers to take measurements on the screen.
Browser previews are off limits. This means you won't see the end result until the timer reaches its end. That's the rule. Deal with it! 😎
The audience will play two very important roles, as both the competition official and its judge. Your screen will be casted to the main stage’s screen, so that everybody will see, and suffer with, the code you're writing. If you cheat they will notice.
When the timer is done, your results will be put to the test and the audience will vote based on how close you came to the challenge you were faced with.
If you want to see where else this competition is taking place, visit codeinthedark.com.
The OLX Team, 2017