The Bug Race™ Competitions: The game is on, and speed is of the essence...
As we continue to look to our members to lead the way in revolutionizing software development we keep finding more things we want you involved in. We're opening up our issue fix process to the community. Over the next few months we will continue to evolve a process of communicating issues to you, allowing you to review the isues, choose whether or not you want to work on the task, submit the fix, review other members' fixes and test fixes.
Currently we provide a list of open items here. Subsequent additions to the Bug Race Competition process will introduce automated registration, automated build and test validation, Online Review integration, automated payment processing and more exciting additions. We are looking to you to help us define this process, so please don't hesitate to express your ideas, opinions, suggestions, etc. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us.
How does it work?
Project teams, clients and members are able to log issues they find in software developed and supported by TopCoder. As often as we can, we will communicate these issues to our member community. Issues that are open to the community will be posted on the Active Bug Race Competitions page. You've probably already noticed that this is simply an RSS feed of issues that are logged into Jira - our issue tracking system. By clicking on an issue you will be taken to the detail of the issue where you will find more information including relevant source code, documentation and examples of how to reproduce the issue.
To work on a issue please refer to the How to Compete page for details.
Participation in TopCoder Bug Race Competitions requires you to agree to the Contest Rules.
Contest Rules* *
Terms of Work:
Your ability to participate in this competition is contingent on your agreement to the TopCoder Terms of Work.
Selection of Winner:
The submissions will be reviewed and tested by the TopCoder project team that posted the issue and/or member reviewers. Submissions will be reviewed in the order they are received. The first submission that successfully implements the isue fix and includes all updates to documentation and test cases will be declared the winner and awarded the stated prize amount. TopCoder will decide (at TopCoder's sole discretion) whether a submission successfully implements a issue fix. TopCoder may at any time (and at TopCoder's sole discretion) withdraw any issue posting, or engage its own or another developer to fix any issue.
Prize amounts will be indicated in the competition posting on the Active Bug Race Competition page. Any and all applicable taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner(s).
The project team and member reviewers may require minor changes to the submission prior to payment.
The expected deliverables will be indicated in the competition posting.
Ownership of Submissions:
Submissions must be your own original work, and must not infringe on any rights or licenses of others. Members assign and agree to assign winning submissions to TopCoder. An executed TopCoder Competition Assignment Agreement is required for payment.
You must be a TopCoder member, at least 18 years of age, meeting all of the membership requirements. In addition, you must fit into one of the following categories.
If you reside in the United States, you must be either:
- A US Citizen
- A Lawful Permanent Resident of the US
- A temporary resident, asylee, refugee of the U.S., or have a lawfully issued work authorization card permitting unrestricted employment in the U.S.
If you do not reside in the United States:
- You must be authorized to perform services as an independent contractor. (Note: In most cases you will not need to do anything to become authorized)
Active Bug Race Competitions
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How to Compete
Bug Race Competitions Terms of Work