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Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 06:30 PM   Absolutely Free
Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Sq
 
     
 
 
              

            
 
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On paper, it sounded great to have world-famous academics involved in designing the Earth's defense systems, in the event of a collision with near-earth objects. But when the alarms went off, & it was time to use the system, it was a spherical defense grid of uniform density. The operators were expected to do everything in spherical coordinates, as this allowed an "elegant" software architecture, saving several microseconds a minute of computer time. On the other hand, it's "do this" or "rocks fall, everyone dies".

Get to work, people.

NEO Crisis is a collaborative coding game: Using a primitive API, track Near Earth Objects to save the world.

Don't think you can handle APIs? Come anyway & we'll have someone help you learn the skills you need to join the game.

Bring your laptop!

Doors open at 6:00; event ends at 8:30. You must be on the RSVP list to attend. Seating is limited to 50 & available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Appetizers will be provided by Nike Digital, coffee/tea/venue courtesy of Microsoft. Thank you sponsors!!

We'll be in room #6604, named Radio City on the sixth floor.

Please follow the code of conduct to make the meetup a friendly & welcoming place for everyone! https://www.meetup.com/nycpython/messages/boards/thread/51565172

 
 
 
 
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