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Using React To Launch Laser-Sword Wielding Robots At Your Friends

11th July 2018 in London at Business Design Centre

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In late 2017, Twitch released “Extensions”, for the first time allowing Web Developers to build on-site interactive interfaces for live stream viewers. In this talk, Brian will explore how his small indie games studio used a set of modern web technologies to construct their dream project: a real-time interactive web interface that lets audience members interact with live-streamers playing their game. You’ll look at how this extension was built using React, CSS Animations, Cloud Functions, ES6, Webpack, NPM and Firebase, while exploring the unique challenges of designing interactive interfaces meant for video overlays.

Bonus: Time and connection permitting, you’ll have a chance to help (or hurt) Brian as he live streams a game of Clone Drone in the Danger Zone by launching your own laser-sword-wielding robots via the React interface.

Check out the links to the Game and the Extension

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Using React To Launch Laser-Sword Wielding Robots At Your Friends

Brian Jordan

Brian Jordan is a game and web developer currently building the Indie Game Clone Drone in the Danger Zone with Doborog Games (now on Steam Early Access)! Brian previously worked at Code.org building Code Studio, Code.org's K-12 Computer Science curriculum used by over 200,000 teachers and 5 million students, and lead development on the Minecraft Hour of Code which has since been played over 70 million times.

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In late 2017, Twitch released “Extensions”, for the first time allowing Web Developers to build on-site interactive interfaces for live stream viewers. In this talk, Brian will explore how his small indie games studio used a set of modern web technologies to construct their dream project: a real-time interactive web interface that lets audience members interact with live-streamers playing their game. You’ll look at how this extension was built using React, CSS Animations, Cloud Functions, ES6, Webpack, NPM and Firebase, while exploring the unique challenges of designing interactive interfaces meant for video overlays.

Bonus: Time and connection permitting, you’ll have a chance to help (or hurt) Brian as he live streams a game of Clone Drone in the Danger Zone by launching your own laser-sword-wielding robots via the React interface.

Check out the links to the Game and the Extension

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Using React To Launch Laser-Sword Wielding Robots At Your Friends

Brian Jordan

Brian Jordan is a game and web developer currently building the Indie Game Clone Drone in the Danger Zone with Doborog Games (now on Steam Early Access)! Brian previously worked at Code.org building Code Studio, Code.org's K-12 Computer Science curriculum used by over 200,000 teachers and 5 million students, and lead development on the Minecraft Hour of Code which has since been played over 70 million times.

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