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A Web Tech Meetup for Brighton & Hove

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Compression

Presented by Niall Coleman.   Sponsored by ProdPad.

@ The Skiff Ironworks, 30 Cheapside, Brighton, BN1 4GD Map of The Skiff
M113 - Car Crusher 2

I've always been amazed about how compression formats and algorithms work. Over the past couple of years, I have created a game that features a hand-rolled compression algorithm for the game maps. These consist of two 2D arrays of numbers, corresponding to the game tiles. However, this format can be applied to an integer array of any number of dimensions.

This talk will be about how the compression algorithm works, including condensing the information and then translating to binary, before finally writing to disk.

UPDATE:

This meetup will again be sponsored by the good folk at ProdPad, so beers and pizzas for all! If you have any dietary requirements, please get in touch at [email protected]

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Async meets monthly in Brighton & Hove, UK, to learn, discuss and play with JavaScript and related web technologies.

We host talks, hack nights, show n' tells and community events, all of which are free.

Doors open 7.15pm, main session begins 7.45pm, we end around 9.30pm and continue nearby for an evening social.