24 May 2018

May.Jozi.js - As simple as possible, but no simpler

Join us for some robots and redux at May.Jozi.js, as we have Hennie introducing the Entelect challenge 2018 and Alex trying to simplify redux. We will have drinks*, pizza and JavaScript!

(*or analogous celebratory beverage)


  • 18:30 - Food and blah blah.
  • 19:00 - Introducing the Entelect Challenge 2018 - Hennie Brink.
  • 19:15 - An attempt at simplifying Redux - Alex Pittendrigh.
  • 20:15 - More blah blah.

Introducing the Entelect Challenge 2018: Hennie Brink

This year's Entelect Challenge has been launched! The challenge is a yearly competition for professionals, students, and enthusiasts where the goal is to develop an intelligent bot to win the game, and ultimately part of R[masked] in cash. This lightning talk will introduce this year's game theme, the game dynamics and rules, the tournament format, and demonstrate how to get started with coding an intelligent bot in JavaScript from the starter pack. We will also run through the design of the platform that supports the challenge, however it's currently in development, so more a more detailed view will be available in the near future. Some members of the challenge team will also be available to chat at this event.

An attempt at simplifying Redux: Alexander Pittendrigh

Redux is a seemingly complicated stage management tool, but it doesn't need to be. Together we will attempt to break Redux down to a simpler form, so that the lifecycle is almost transparent. Redux can easily be used with React, Vue, and Angular, so we'll look at testing, some of the side effects of Redux, some of the things you shouldn't do.