Phoenix Phrenzy is a contest where developers can create using Phoenix LiveView

It’s no secret that the world of web development is constantly reinventing itself, and staying ahead of the curve can be a challenge. Enter Phoenix Phrenzy, a contest from the folks at Phoenix LiveView that’s giving developers an opportunity to put their skills to the test.

The goal of Phoenix Phrenzy is to get developers building with Phoenix LiveView and experiencing the value it brings to the table, including real-time interactivity, fast development cycles, and effortless state management. Developers are challenged to create an experiment for the Phoenix umbrella of projects, featuring something innovative or inspirational.

So what are all the details? Contestants have from June 1st through August 31st to submit their experiments, and they can be new or existing projects. All submissions must demonstrate how Phoenix LiveView works, as well as provide a feasible guide to creating it. Once submissions are received, judges will evaluate each entry on criteria such as complexity, creativity and usefulness. Then a select panel will vote on who should receive the grand prize packages — which includes cash and other resources.

The possibilities are nearly endless when combining imagination with innovation such as what is available in Phoenix LiveView. For those ready to tackle this challenge head-on, now is your chance! The submission deadline is August 31st — head over to the Phoenix Phrenzy website for more information and to enter today!

Are you a web developer looking for a new challenge? Phoenix Phrenzy might be for you!

Phoenix Phrenzy is an online contest hosted by ElixirConf US 2020 where developers can create amazing applications using a new technology called Phoenix LiveView. LiveView is a real-time library which enables developers to easily build fully interactive, reactive web applications which load quickly and can be deployed with very little effort.

Participants of the contest will be competing for four grand prizes worth $1,000 each. Anyone can enter, though only those with an Elite or Early Bird ticket to ElixirConf US 2020 will be eligible to win the grand prize. Even if you don’t win the grand prize, there are still several honorable mentions with equal compensation.

To get started, all you need to do is submit a pull request via Github which showcases your application. In order to qualify for the contest, all entries must contain at least one page of HTML powered by Phoenix Liveview and run using Elixir 1.9 or later. Entries should also include documentation on what was done and how it works. The deadline for submissions is June 21st so be sure to get your entry in before then!

If you’re not sure where to start, there are plenty of resources available to get you up and running with the technology. Exercism has put together an Introduction to Phoenix LiveView course which covers the basics of how to work with Phoenix LiveView as well as some example projects that you can look through and learn from. There’s also an online Phoenix LiveView slack channel where members of the community can help answer any questions or provide guidance if needed.