Announcing the 2015 CodePen Contest (and Party)!

Join us on Tuesday, August 11 from 6-9 p.m. at The Rec Room for a fun-filled evening of video games, food, free beer (and sodas), and our first-ever front end coding competition!

Are you an exceptional front-end developer? Are you bursting with creative know-how? Do you get excited by HTML, CSS, and JavaScript?  If so, show us what  you’ve got!  (and even if none of the above applies to you, we still want you to try). The contest begins right now!!! See below for rules and details.

Prizes include:

Even if you choose not to participate in the contest, we still want you to come hang out with us and mingle with the usual Web Workers crowd.  Food and Drink(s) are on the house, and graciously sponsored by Vaco Memphis.  Please RSVP at so we know how many to expect. See you there!

RSVP <=Click Here!

Did I mention FREE BEER (or soda)!?!?  Yeah, two free beers (or sodas) to anyone that RSVPs.

Photo Credit: Amanda D.
The Rec Room. Photo Credit: Amanda D.

How to participate in the competition:

  1. Go to and register for a free account today!
  2. Use their web based HTML/CSS/JavaScript editor to create an astounding virtual business card for yourself (see examples below).
  3. Content for your card can include (but not be limited to)
    1. An image/avatar
    2. Your first and last name
    3. A bit of personal information (job title, favorite quote, one-sentence bio)
    4. Social links, badges, or links to things you like.
    5. Personal stats (miles ran, books read, dragons slain, etc…)
  4. Spice it up with CSS or JavaScript animations or any other type of interactivity your brilliant mind can think up.
  5. Save your work, and send the shareable link to no later than 8am on August 11, 2015
    ( the link will look like this: )
  6. You must be present at the Rec Room to show off your work (we will have a computer for you, as well as a giant screen to showcase your creation)
  7. Prizes will be awarded for:
    1. Creative Design – The one that looks the coolest.
    2. Technical Proficiency – The one with the most interesting codebase.
    3. Audience Choice – A winner chosen by the audience.
    4. Honorable Mentions – we’ll keep giving away prizes to runner-ups until we run out.
    5. Everyone! – We have some swag to give out to everyone that participates!

Examples of user profile cards:

The Memphis Web Worker’s CodePen Contest/Party is graciously sponsored by Vaco Memphis


There is no cost to participate or attend, but you must RSVP at to be eligible for the competition, and to participate in food & drink provided by Memphis Web Workers and VACO Memphis.  You must be 18 or older to enter the Rec Room, and 21 or over to consume alcoholic beverages.

July Meetup is for Super Users!

The Memphis Web Workers will not have its regularly scheduled meeting in July.  Instead, we will be joining with the other #memtech user groups for the Super User Meetup!

The Super User Group meeting is a conglomeration of the #memtech user groups – .Net, Java, PHP, Python, Ruby, WordPress, Hardware, Web Workers, PASS, and Game Developers.  There will be some general community announcements, and a series of 20 minute talks by a broad cross-section of the community.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 – 6:00pm
Cowork Memphis
902 South Cooper Street, Memphis, TN

Get more information and RSVP here:

Summary and links for April’s Web Workers meetup

April’s Web Workers meetup packed a lot of information into a very short amount of time. We want to make sure you have the resources to go and play with the technologies we discussed.

Nathanael Smith’s GruntJS talk

Nathanael (@nsmith2) spoke about integrating GruntJS into your front-end development workflow and how easy it is to create your own Grunt plugins.

View his slides here:

Bryan Robinson’s Atomic Design talk

Bryan (@brob) talked about the concept of Atomic Design and how to use it in your design thinking and front-end development using

View his slides here: View the PatternLab Web Workers repo here:

Photos from the meetup: