Clash of the Coders 2015 has come to a close. Once again, our developers split into teams to face off in a 72-hour coding competition, building apps for a chance at Nerdy glory.
“Landslide” isn’t a term we’ve had to use when selecting winners, and this year was no exception. Even though it was a tough call, we narrowed it down to three winners. Without further ado…
We use a lot of charts, graphs and diagrams around the Ranch (you may have noticed this in our training and programming guides), so The Awkward Family put together a useful diagram-generating language, editor and interpreter called BigGraph.
The succinct markup language is highly intuitive, using arrows and dashes to easily create and edit tables, labels and more. In addition to markup support, BigGraph has support for XML. Adam Preble, Nate Chandler, Robert Edwards and Kar Loong Wong can take credit for this handy new tool.
And finally, it was Team ROFL House who came in first place, thanks to their survey analysis tool. With this ambitious app, instructors can analyze student feedback in an organized, easily accessible and visual manner—allowing us to make our bootcamps even better.
Team ROFL House learned Go and combined it with R and Python to build this app, which is fast, responsive and entirely AJAX. It features a full automated build pipeline with hinting, uses OAuth for sessions and is written with ES6 syntax and modules.
Congratulations, ROFL House! You left the competition smothered, covered and chunked.