Twilio Signal Conference ended with an after-party called the $Bash night. Twilio set up booths with geeky games like programming, program debugging, computer building etc.. They also had a foosball table for 16 people. I think it is one of the nicest parties for geeks I attended so far. It was a fun night with music, drinks, food and games, tuned for developers.
During that morning’s keynote, Jeff Lawson (Twilio Founder) had a virtual meeting with Rony Abovitz (Magic Leap Founder), and they announced that the winner of the $Bash night can get access to Magic Leap. Magic Leap is so mysterious, and I had a great urge to win in the $Bash night to be able to play and do something with it.
It turned out if you compete with other developers during the $Bash night, you could win raffle tickets, and the person who had the most raffle tickets by the end of the night would become the winner. So all night I have been going all out playing and competing. The environment was too dark to possibly take some good quality pictures, but you can find some info here.
There are 2 games I did quite well and enjoyed: 1. program debugging competition among 6 developers, 2. pairing up to move jenga blocks with a robot arm. At the end of night, although I tried my best, I only came out second. At first I was quite disappointed, however, I was told there is still quite a very good chance there is a second spot to offer me for Magic Leap. I shall keep my hope up to wait and see.