You thought you knew front-end

Code in the Dark is a competition where front-end development meets smoke machines and lasers. Given a screenshot of a website, the contestants have 15 minutes to replicate it using HTML/CSS, without previewing the result. 

The winner in each heat is decided by the audience. The competition continues until there's only one contestant left — the Champion of the Dark.

15 Minutes
HTML/CSS
No Previews
One champion

All you need to know

Code In The Dark is organized by Confetti and it will take place at the after party for Nordic.js. All contestants will be preselected, so make sure to apply for a spot if you're interested in competing (you don’t need a Nordic.js-ticket to apply or attend).

The Rules

  • During the competition, the contestants have to use the custom editor for Code in the Dark, which you can try out here.
  • Each contestant receives a bundle of the editor, which includes a screenshot of the page they should implement with HTML/CSS and any additional assets they might need.
  • No iframes, frameworks, snippets or other assets outside of the ones listed in the instructions are allowed. The site should be built from scratch during the competition.
  • The contestant should have the editor in fullscreen mode, and it's never allowed to exit out of it or use any measurement tools.
  • Previews of the results are strictly forbidden until the time is over.
  • Once the 15 minute timer runs out each contestant presents their result to the audience, who then vote on their favorite to decide the winner.

About Confetti

In the fall of 2013, Martina, Jonny and Johannes, friends and event organizers, fell in love with the idea of putting on events together. So they started Confetti.

The dream? To create a totally awesome tool for people who put on awesome events. But even a 10,000-mile journey starts with a small step: when the trio was about to host the 2014 Nordic.js programming conference, they themselves needed a platform for inviting attendees and selling tickets.

Because the available options were few and far too boring, they built their own creative and stable platform from scratch. And it became both a learning experience and a success; Tickets sold out in no time (without announcing a single speaker!) and thousands queued to the afterparty at the popular Trädgården outdoor club. 

Want to join the team?