Announcing the June Dev Derby winners!

Last month, creative web developers from around the world showed us what they could do with WebGL in the June Dev Derby competition. After looking through the entries, our three expert judges—Guillermo Rauch, Peter Lubbers, and Rob Hawkes—have decided on three winners and two runners-up.

Not a contestant? There are other reasons to be excited. Most importantly, all of the entries are completely open-source, making them wonderful lessons in all of the exciting things you can do with WebGL today.

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Relatively few demos were submitted this time around, but the quality of the entries was outstanding. Each and every finalist has created something truly amazing, something that pushes WebGL forward in an inspiring way. And let’s not forget about the other jaw-dropping entries. Games, planets, maps, mirrors, and more — every entry is extremely impressive. Congratulations to all of our contestants!

Want to get a head start on an upcoming Derby? We are now accepting demos for the No JavaScript Challenge (July) and demos related to the Camera API (August). Get started today!

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  1. Greg Miernicki

    I think Fluid should have one first place… its the coolest demo in my opinion!

    July 24th, 2012 at 02:58

  2. nemo

    Slice/Drop looks like it has a JavaScript error if someone could fix it…

    The Select Files button is broken.

    Timestamp: 07/25/2012 07:43:06 AM
    Error: SyntaxError: syntax error
    Source File:
    Line: 1, Column: 35
    Source Code:

    If you check that line you can see…

    That would work if it was:
    instead of current use of single quotes for both inner and outter.

    July 25th, 2012 at 04:47

    1. nemo

      Ugh. the line got stripped. I’d pasted the anchor. Seriously. How hard is it to escape instead of strip, people?
      If you check that line you can see…
      [a class=’btn btn-inverse btn-large’ style=’vertical-align: super;’
      BTW. In View Source, that is helpfully highlighted in red.

      Also, this button has been broken at least since it was posted on in the July 5th roundup.

      July 25th, 2012 at 04:55

    2. John Karahalis

      Thanks for reporting this, Nemo! I recommend that you post your analysis in the comments section of the demo to make the author aware of it.

      July 26th, 2012 at 10:46

      1. nemo

        That requires yet another registration.

        July 30th, 2012 at 07:07

  3. Daniel Haehn


    thanks for the report!! You know this error was created just before I submitted for the contest by replacing all double quotes with single quotes to make the code look nicer :/

    Anyway, I noticed it the day after or so and on it is fixed.

    This was the simple fix.


    August 7th, 2012 at 14:46

  4. Daniel Haehn

    Unfortunately, I can’t update the demo code:

    “You cannot edit your source code since the Dev Derby submission deadline has passed, but you may add or update the link and license.”

    But again, if you use it is fixed.


    August 7th, 2012 at 14:48

    1. John Karahalis

      We’re looking into making it possible to update a Derby entry in the future.

      August 9th, 2012 at 12:17

  5. Amit

    when we will be getting result of july devdebry?? waiting…

    September 2nd, 2012 at 08:48

    1. John Karahalis

      Sorry for the delay, Amit. One of our judges was unable to vote this month, and it took a while for me to find a replacement. In the future, I will be sure this does not delay the results.

      The winners were just announced. Thanks for your patience.

      September 3rd, 2012 at 16:11

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