You will have 48 hours in which to code a web based application using PHP, the function of the app is entirely up to you and can be based around anything.
You can enter in teams of one to five people, each member of the team must have a GitHub account (this is where you will push your code to, and we will provide a private repo for each team courtesy of one of our sponsors, GitHub).
We will also supply each team a VPS for you to host the application (courtesy of another great sponsor, Linode). The web app must be hosted in this VPS, and the SSH key we put in there must remain in place. This is purely to allow us to carry out various verification processes during the competition and judging phase. More details will be given before the competition starts.
At the end of the 48 hours your entry will be judged, there are a few things it will be judged on, but the overall scores will be combined into a single list, the winners being of course the entries with the highest score.
This means that although having a well designed front-end will earn you points in one category, it won't help you out in others.
We are currently looking to judge based on;
With our judges specialising in different areas (and multiple judges in each area too).
You could of course focus on a few of those items, we are not expecting any team to score perfectly in all categories, it's only 48 hours after all!
We already have a bunch of prizes lined up, but we are making the list truly aweseome before we reveal it to you.
There is still room for you here, Layout designers? HTML+CSS dev? Join a team with some PHP devs and work on making their beautiful code, beautiful in the browser too!
The main venue will be in the UK (in the London area), however you can enter from anywhere.
We will supply each team with a private GitHub repo, and it doesn't matter where you are sitting when you git push.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, then we would love to talk to you. Drop us an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PunchoutPHP is a web application development competition, you will be tasked with creating an application, accesible from a browser.
You will have 48 hours to write code, markup and create assets and build something great.
In the time leading up to the competition, you can plan for your application with your team (or just you if that's how you roll), you can draw wireframes and create mockups, but be sure to read the rules to ensure you aren't doing anything that could cause disqualification, that would make us all sad :(
Failure to adhere to any of the rules will result in disqualification, so if you aren't sure about something, ask.