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What can you build with 5K?

Tue 9th Dec 2008

5 kilobytes that is. So for a future event we thought we'd run a competition. It's pretty simple - you have a "budget" of 5Kb with which to "spend" creating an app. Basically everything (executable code, resources etc) must be less than or equal to 5120 bytes in size - for more details see the wiki entry on the 5K app.

To be honest you can't do too much with 5Kb, but that's half the fun. Plus as you can't do too much you don't need to spend too long on it. It's the perfect way to simulate creating a product in an afternoon!

We'll run an event for this once we get enough entrants in the new year, so there's plenty of time to discuss how it will work.

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