Introducting the Dev Derby

John Karahalis, openjck.com

Introducing the Dev Derby

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devderby.mozilla.org

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What is the Dev Derby?

  • Monthly web development contest
  • New topic every month
  • Winners announced on Mozilla Hacks
  • Advocate for the open web (not just Firefox!)

Examples

But it's only for experts, right?

But it's only for experts, right?

Wrong!

But it's only for experts, right?

  • Many winners knew nothing about the topic before starting
  • Six out of eight (75%) of the most recent winners had never competed in the Dev Derby before
  • See the Current tab for an introduction to the topic. If you need more help, just ask!

Why participate?

Why participate?

Prizes!

Prizes

BUT!

Nobody cares about the prizes...

Nobody cares about the prizes...

Oh, I didn't realize there was an actual prize. I thought it was just exposure! What is the prize?

Nobody cares about the prizes...

I am addicted to Dev Derby and will push even harder. By the way, what's the prize?

The real prizes

What about the rules?

  • The contest ends at 11:59pm Pacific Time on the last day of the month
  • Groups and Mozilla employees are not eligible. Submit to the Demo Studio instead!
  • See the Rules tab and the submission guidelines before starting

Questions?

Have fun!