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Friday 03 July 2020 Talk: Journey Into Space

nor(DEV):live - Journey Into Space with Jez Higgins

How I read an article by one of the original signatories of the manifesto for agile software development, and accidentally ended up writing a version of Asteroids for my phone.


Because no good deed goes unpunished, when I mentioned on Twitter that I had unexpectedly written a phone game, I was signed up to do a live stream for my friends at Norfolk Developers in about 5 seconds flat. I don’t think I’ve put together a talk in such a short space of time before, and I did lose my thread a little at the end, but it was fun to do and people seemed to enjoy it.

Thanks in particular to Alex and Shaun at NorDev for indulging my video pipelining shenanighans instead of insisting I just do a screen share like a normal person.

The articles that kicked all this off

  • Ron Jeffries' Asteroids articles. I’d strongly suggest you start at the beginning and work through because they’re just a delight, but if that seems a bit daunting at least read number 59. If you aren’t moved by that one, I don’t know what to say to you.

The WikiWikiWeb

The C2 Wiki still exists, with much of the content from the time I was talking about.


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Jez Higgins

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