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Code in the Dark UK


Epiphany & Vintage Cash Cow

Developed by

Alex Bennett

Designed by

Brijan Powell


Alex Bennett

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About the event

April 25th will see the return of Code in the Dark, a competition that pits the best front-end developers against each other to show off their skills in front of a live audience of digital enthusiasts.

The event, which is free to enter as both a contestant and part of the audience, will be running as part of this year’s Leeds Digital Festival, the north’s largest open platform digital festival.

Held in Duke Studios, the contest will have a total of 25 web developers compete across five preliminary heats before a nail-biting final. Rather than the typical web developer hackathon, Code in the Dark is conducted in an intense party atmosphere, with electro music, lasers and smoke all there to put the contestants out of their comfort zone and liven up the crowd.

Our mission

We all love our profession here at Epiphany, and we know there are plenty of people in the north who feel the same as we do, Code in the Dark is a way to get like-minded people together for a fun night of lasers, drinks and competitive coding. We want people to enjoy themselves in the spirit of a good time, so we try not to take things too seriously! While we enjoy seeing our competitors flop sweat with fear and panic on stage when that timer sounds we also love seeing how our event brings together some of the Norths best and brightest developers for a truly unique developer meetup. We have plenty of laughs during the course of the event, from failed attempts to miraculous last-minute edits that make all the difference we put veteran developers through their paces in our unique take on TicTails Code in the Dark competition!

A word from our Sponsor

Who we are

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Hi, we’re Vintage Cash Cow.

We’re a Leeds-based digital startup backed by the founders of Just Eat, WeTransfer, SoWifi and many other amazing brands. Put simply, our aim is to reinvigorate the vintage and antique market with new technology and new thinking - we call this ’VinTech’.

We’ve recently been nominated as Growth Company of the Year in the Leeds Digital Festival Awards.

Why we’re sponsoring Code in the Dark

We think we’ve got plenty to shout about. We’re proud of where we’ve got to, but we couldn’t have done it without the extraordinary talent that powers our business.

That’s why we’re stoked to be sponsoring Leeds Code in the Dark 2019. Without the enormous talent of our digital team, none of this could have been achieved.

We can’t wait to be in the room with hundreds of talented coders and shakers that make the internet the beautiful, useful, exciting, functional, inspiring thing that it is - every day.

So, what do we do?

Well, Vintage Cash Cow is the easy way to sell old stuff.

Simply request a free info pack, fill a box with any items that fit the bill, and send it to us for free. Our team of experts value each item and offer you a price. If you’re happy with the price (and we think you will be) you’ll get paid that day. If you’re not so happy, we’ll return your items for free. It’s as simple as that.

We’re loved by thousands - that’s why we score 9.5 out of 10 on Trustpilot. We’ve just launched the service in the Netherlands. We’ve also created a brand new charity service to help charity shops across the UK raise more funds from the stuff they can’t sell. Oh, and we’re launching in America next year.

Come and say hello on the night - we hope to have some great swag.

Good luck to all the contestants!

About the site

This site was developed using all the bells and whistles of the modern web, as such it probably won’t render on older browsers and devices! Sorry, not sorry. It was designed and developed by a collaboration of Brijan Powell and Alex Bennett. Brijan kindly offered to design the site for free as part of a twitter outreach, one we were very grateful to receive given his enormous talent for design. You can see more of Brijan’s work at behance. Alex worked on the site entirely in his own time in a rush to meet a reasonable go-live deadline for this last years competition and will be amending it continually until both parties are satisfied, it has been a labor of love between the two, working at odd hours to ensure lines of communication were maintained given Brijan’s resides across the pond!

A huge thank you again to Brijan for offering his services for this redesign.

The site was built using Pixi.js / ScrollMagic / GSAP.

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