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November 09, 2012 - by joyentlindsay
Happy Node Knockout 2012 kick off! It’s 9:30pm here at the Node Knockout headquarters in San Francisco, but teams from all over the world started hacking four hours ago at 12am UTC / 4pm PST. Competitors started trickling into Joyent’s office to stake out their hacking spots around 3pm, taking a break around 6pm to eat, drink and get the official welcome from the Node Knockout organizers, Visnu Pitiyanuvath @visnup and Gerad Suyderhoud @gerad and Isaac Schlueter @izs, “step-father” of Node.js.
Isaac shared some crucial bits of information about using Node, promised that he wasn’t screwing with us and even gave a tip about how to code with fonts.
Follow @node_knockout for progress on this 48 hour expedition.
Here’s a quick rundown of what’s happened so far:
We set up Security (Ryan doing security - right):
NKO Organizers welcomed everybody while avatars chatted in real-time on Nodeknockout.com (right):
Isaac promised everyone that we can trust him:
Everyone started working, or at least @eduarbo and Team TangoSource did (right):
Nobody has cracked and started playing ping-pong yet (right):
Here are some helpful links and tips: