We had a a great time at the Drone Games at the Groupon offices in SF today. (They used to be called the Drone Olympics until they got a cease-and-desist from the Olympics Organizing Committee). Nine teams competed, all using Parrot AR.Drones running Node.js software. I was one of the judges.
Winner: James Halliday (“substack”), who wrote an insane virus that infects AR.Drones, which then infect other AR.Drones and causes them all to be p0wned and run amok.
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