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DT 2011 Army Barracks Raccoon-Con

Sun Jul 31, 2011, 2:39 PM by randomduck:iconrandomduck:

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The Place
dt developer group is 100% remote. We wrote about it in We're all remote before. Well, what we did not mention is that once per year, we get to see each other (often for the first time), and work in the same room on exciting new projects.

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(it looks much nicer in HDR)

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Among the many sights: A rare action shot of Pachunka racing swiftly to the conference room at night, shooting beams of light and magic and rollerskates

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Ah, Sunny San Francisco!

DT People
Ten years ago, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit.... Wait, no. That's not us. We're an assortment of developers from around the world who largely are not in prison.

Conehead by mudimba
A typical Irishman.

DEVlANT always has bugs in his sights. :lmao:

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chris, enamored by the prospect of installing Java, hardly able to contain himself.

We're still not sure who this is. Possibly poodude.

Quiet Moment by mudimba
A strict requirement for joining DT is the ability to look randomduck killer-cool in a night shot like. Do you have what it takes? Apply Now

mr $jekor by allixsenos
jekor, unable to see straight after a 20-hour fillibuster about why emacs is the ultimate editor... His real reasoning? M-x tetris

Wait'll They Get a Load of Me by mudimba
We admit our Product Managers here are as creepy and demented as anywhere else.

sneaking up on ArtBIT by allixsenos
Cell phone reception at Marin Headlands was so spotty that ArtBIT resorted to wearing antennae'ed helmets in hopes of picking up a better signal.

The Raccoons
There were a lot of raccoons there. They possessed no fear of humans. They have the ability to unzip bags and rummage through them. Apparently they desire our medication. It's a bit weird.

Raccoons! by 20after4
I can haz ibuprofen?

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Seecret Raccoon Brotherhood Alliance headquarters, mortal foes of the elite red scooter gang

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Contrary to popular belief, any site breakage during the meetup was caused by these masked jerks with freakin' laser beams.

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"Suhweeeet, it looks like they're leaving! Now's my chance to sync AND enter read-only mode!"

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"I bet I can pee on ArtBIT's jacket from here!"

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20after4 vanished mysteriously one chilly July night to engage in hand to hand combat with a horde of graham-cracker wielding raccoons. Some say they were after his tomato router.  drigh assissted, notoriously denying after the fact that he *only* kills man. A svelte raccoon sporting LGnome's gray jumper still parades the headlands, high on ibuprofen. Best part: free decals!

The Work
During our Pair Coding and Two Hackathons sessions, we got to build a lot of stuff together, in the same space, for one of the few times in DT history. So here goes of the story of thousand commits, 127 deployments, 17 tech-talks and 7 ignite-talks, 55 project pitches and 16 completed ones, two lost+found developers, 1 rogue server, 19 pair-coding sessions, chat session with community and a long read-only.

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Now, some of the work involves thinking. It's not easy.

Pairing off session by KnightAR
The wonderful room where the work happened. Gosh, there's a lot more of us than there used to be. Pair coding partners were picked by drawing random ducks out of two boxes. Yes, we found over 20 unique ducks. This possibly explains a sudden change in dt member avatars toward .. ducks.
:iconbanks: :iconamoniker: :iconartbit: :iconrandomduck: :iconkouiskas: :iconloopstart: :iconartbitfailplz:

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mudimba and kouiskas working hard(ly?).

We code in helmets by KnightAR
The Flow helmet...

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Now, this shot is a blurry night shot. Why? We can't get DT to stop working even at 1AM.

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kemayo is oblivious to base murder being perpetuated behind him on poor departed jekor

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Yes we do have a lot of macbooks, why do you ask?

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Admit it; you like the song, says ArtBIT. Little known fact: dt is working on a new primitive web language, similar to LOLCode, based around the collected works of Rick Astley. This should be a significant upgrade from the COBOL/LOGO combination that we are currently using.

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aMoniker pair codes with a raccoon sneaking on the roof ledge

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A mutant sneak peek of sorts? A combination of nearly every single Hackathon project in one screenshot.

The Food
Three healthy, regularly scheduled meals a day was a mind-blowing new experience for most of dt. Several varieties of raccoon basted finely in the juices of other raccoons - a culinary treat had by all, served on the side with biscuits, not scones.

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8 A.M. breakfast. Turnout is staggering. Never before has mudimba been seen at this hour.  And apparently the food was tied with our phones at capturing our interest.

a working lunch by allixsenos
Sometimes you have to finish a demo during lunch. Well, LGnome does, anyway.

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spyed loves corn, amirite?

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Nah, too obvious.

The Fire
Approximately every other night there was a campfire. There we sat, and were contractually obligated to not consume alcohol.

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Bip bideh bip bideh bip bideh beaaaah  (modem-off).  Participants attempted to communicate entirely in modem mode. Alas, handshakes were broken due to beer gulping interference and inability to negotiate the baud rates. mccann told a cautionary campfire tale warning us that all men in the entirety of the universe use 69camaro as their password while all women have a password declaring that the object of their infatuation is "dreamy."

The Barracks
You smell that? Take a deep breath through the nose. Really let that seep in. What are you getting? Because to me, that's part man-smell, and the other part is really bad man-smell. I don't know why, but overall it just smells like the color brown. Your thoughts?

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mccann and xraystyle enjoy the ambience of nuclear outpost on arrival

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We may have gone overboard on providing mouthwash.

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Are mudimba, Pachunka and ArtBIT grinning because they just found out that 20after4 stole randomduck's smashed-up wake-up trumpet?

And the music video
Look, we've already rickrolled you in this post. It must be safe to play a video now.

No raccoons, other animals or deviantART site were harmed during filming of this episode. $chris was hungover, and someone shot $pachunka but thats about it. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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BetooHellyson Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Raccons =D
DUSKvsDAWN Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
delibal Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Raccons Animal Emote: Tanuki
Nightmare-Meow Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
R they still avalible
Matojeje Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like you had lots of fun there >w<
AShelyna Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Raccons Animal Emote: Tanuki 
AditRafi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Raccons Animal Emote: Tanuki 
DashCharlesRoseTH Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RacconsAnimal Emote: Tanuki 
micahgoulart Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
MigCookies Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
raccons kawaiis :3
machatoune Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
raccoon *o*
Blaquelire Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So you just ask for a raccoon badge and then they might give you one?
Or did I misunderstand something here xD...
Anyways, awesome pictures, looks like a lot of fun :}!
Here's a raccoon though!~
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014   General Artist
because I am the racoon, I think I should have a racoon badge ;) 

jokes, this journal is awesome btw!
akumahunter111 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that raccoon is histaRICAL!
SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great :)
tobiroxall Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
macs, macs everywhere
Keitax3 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Raccoon so sweet♥
boxeggsfish Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very for how want give love so true in but yes.
TheRealFry1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Raccoon's are the best!
Ravenskysong Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my school did an outwards bound camping trip there
The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Somehow, such tech work tends to be very, VERY goofy. :icongoofyplz:
Itti Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pschhht, why are you all blokes?
AEnigmaDragon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that looks like it was more fun than work :lol:
There should be more conventions and journals like this :happybounce:
Just a question, Why is everyone using a mac? What are the benefits? :?

btw, is that golden gate in the background of the second photo?
LabLayers Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Ah... c00l! It sounds like fun! Too bad I'm not in it!!! :(
sheckyll Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I use the pic with $spyed in it for something?
MidNightMagnificent Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I shall start recruiting racoons in the ranks of my Evil Minions now! Thanks for the idea, deviantArt!

Oh, and why no public birthday badge this year? I'm disappointed...
sweets8 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
It would be awesome if you guys would come up with a public badge once in a while like you used to . . . now all we see is admin badges these days :C
daPhyre Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I know LOGO and can learn COBOL! 8D... I may haz apply please? O.O...

LOL... This looks like a lot of fun 8D... So this is why DeviantArt improves a lot (or not) in the summer o.o... I'll blame raccoons for everything from now on...

[Error 500: A raccoon is messing up with DeviantArt server]
NasikaSakura Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Who's idea was it to agrivate the high racoon?! XD
You guys look like you had a lot of fun (minus the ton of work). lol You got real creative! Next time I go to work at something with friends, I'm taking Nurff guns, scooters, and an awsome helmet! XD It'll be a blast!
criss3366 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
pretty cool story, ya'll rock!
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011   Photographer
Raccoons are pure evil. I wouldn't eat one. :bleh:
Mathness Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
COBOL, one of the mandatory programming languages a serious time traveller have to know to avert computer disasters in almost any time period. :D
nikki-ns Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol @ the raccoon!
suziqblue Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
i only count 1, 1 damn girl, what the ##*&^ is the world comming 2
fartprincess Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Writer
Have you walked into an upper-level ungrad comp. sci class before? I think there were only 3 of us in my graduating class :omg: It's getting better though--Society of Women Engineers has been extremely active in the last decade in making sure American girls are getting decent exposure to the sciences!
suziqblue Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
I am proud of u keep up the good work,& hold up the side for us females...
Love the code.
SparkLum Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
You guys are silly
Pickley Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
No more pics of the dT chat event?
LGnome Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
I think I grabbed one or two more than I posted during the chat, but honestly, I was kind of busy actually chatting. I don't know if $randomduck shot a video during it — he certainly acted as our cinematographer for a bunch of other things!
Pickley Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Ah cool, wait and see I shall :D
lost-angle Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
P: I hope there will be more!
Pickley Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
lost-angle Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
looks like awesome fun and not much work =P also, loving the updates to the embeded player ;P
allixsenos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
it's cause we posted the fun photos, not the slamming-your-head-against-the-desk-why-doesnt-this-work-why-oh-why photos :)

a LOT of work was done there and some of it is already available to beta testers

some of the projects that we worked on still need a bit of polish before being released, some haven't had their fate determined yet

some... I'm not even supposed to talk about ;)
lost-angle Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, totally, I get the whole slamming-your-head-against-the-desk-why-doesnt-this-work-why-oh-why stuff... =P

also, alpha testing is fun ;)
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
hacking what? o_O
Pola-444 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
That was great :la:
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So racoons rules :devart: :o
pikadudeno1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@jekor: Notepad++ FTW.

Oh yeah I di'.

(It does have tetris available as a plugin.)
fartprincess Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Writer
Yeah but did Richard Stallman write Notepad++? I think not.
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