In a similiar vein to (and actually using? probably so) my scripting challengess*, I would like to orginize a scripting chat.
*atm not all of the written questions work, will fix that in 10 or so hours though.
Since not everyone would know about it if we did it in a week or so from now, and we need to enough material for it, it probably should be in August. However, I probably won’t be able to participate if it’s between 1/8 to 6/8, so unless someone else could host it, the best time is probably Friday 11/8, 19:00 UTC, since this is when devchats used to be (I assume they were chosen based on what fits most players? not sure though). This date is just for a conctrete time stamp in case it will really happen (so there won’t be a discussion left in the air without anything happening in the end like Broud’s puzzle race), and I personally won’t mind changing it.
What will we do?
My ideas for that are:
- Intreduce people who didn’t touch js before to scripting in a way that fits the game, for example focusing on manipulations of rna strings, and the basics of jquery.
- Give players riddles and challenges to solve. For example: “Make a script that marks all locked bases, changes all pairs that are supposed to bind with them to a color fitting for that and mark them, and continue as if the marked bases are locked”.
- If I get my coding challenge scripts working fully until then, they could probably be used as riddles as well.
- Maybe one player will have a stream on eterna’s youtube channel on which he will explain to chat via the script editor so they could see what he does? I am not sure how would that go, was there something like that?