If you don’t know what “DevFest” is, it’s a worldwide event lead by the GDG community. You can have a look here DevFest With Google.
Each year we work very hard to provide the best experience for our attendees. We try to make DevFest Nantes the most accessible (only 90€ for 2 days with food, goodies, party, conference, …). And one of the things I’m responsible for is the Countdown! Indeed, if you already go to Google I/O, you know that when you are waiting for the launch of the keynote, Google prepares a nice Countdown animation to let you play with the other attendees! …
2018 was the year of the “space” theme. The idea was to throw planets around the sun to create a constellation of avatars! Each attendee could log through the app and use its avatar as a planet by throwing it with a very simple interface.
You simply drag your finger from your avatar to the center of the screen and when you release it, your planet will be thrown to the main screen!
As I use the countdown as a personal challenge to try lots of things, this year my biggest challenge was to learn a new framework. I wanted to learn Vue.js. I used the package @vue/cli:3.0.0 …
This year had the theme of ‘Lego’ so I had in mind an interactive game where people draw some “pixel art” with Lego bricks and submit them for the main screen. It was a good idea but my code this year wasn’t robust enough and the real-time database contained some corrupted data and everything crashed 30min before the official launch!