An Easy $10,000 for Java Developers from Atlassian

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Atlassian Software Systems announced their first annual "Codegeist" plug-in competition. $10,000 USD will be given away in prize money and all entrants will receive a free competition t-shirt. Individuals or teams of up to three people can develop Java-based plug-ins for either Atlassian JIRA or Confluence. The coolest, most useful, most elegant plug-ins will win fabulous cash and prizes; entries will be judged by the votes of the Atlassian Development team.

The more people and organizations who might actually find your plug-in useful, the better we'll like it

Atlassian Software Systems, the makers of JIRA professional issue tracking software and Confluence enterprise wiki software, today announced their first annual "Codegeist" plug-in competition. $10,000 USD will be given away in prize money and all entrants will receive a free competition t-shirt.

Individuals or teams of up to three people can develop Java-based plug-ins for either JIRA or Confluence. The coolest, most useful, most elegant plug-ins will win fabulous cash and prizes; entries will be judged by the votes of the Atlassian Development team.

"The more people and organizations who might actually find your plug-in useful, the better we'll like it," hinted J. Geist, one Atlassian judge. "But we like tricked-out stuff, too."

Contestants are allowed to extend or enhance an existing plug-in (even those written by Atlassian). However, the entry will be judged only on the additions you've made, and not on the entire plug-in.

If you're stuck for a good idea, check out the Plug-in Wishlist page (http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR/10951/wishlist), which has a load of suggestions for plug-ins that someone, somewhere thought would be interesting and useful.

The Atlassian developer community has already developed some great plug-ins for both applications, but there's always room for more. All plug-ins submitted to the contest will be added to the Plug-in Library for others to use and expand in the future.

Codegeist prizes include:

  •     First Prize - $5,000 USD
  •     Honourable Mention (2x) - $2,000 USD
  •     Best Hack - $1,000 USD

In addition, all official entrants will receive a contest t-shirt.

The competition begins on 19 January and will run through 19 March, 2006. A description of the competition and complete rules can be found online at http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR/10952/codegeist .

Ready. Steady. Start hacking.

About "Codegeist"

Codegeist is derived from the German word zeitgeist. Geist translates into ghost or spirit, and the plug-in competition name was put together to mean the spirit of code.

About Atlassian

Atlassian Software Systems is an innovative Australian software company providing enterprise software solutions to the world's leading organisations. Recently recognised as Australia's fastest growing software company by Deloitte and BRW magazine, Atlassian's mission is to build a different kind of software company - one that listens to client needs, values innovation in development and solves customer problems with brilliant simplicity. Their commitment to legendary service provides consistent, high quality support for all their customers. Atlassian has offices in Sydney and San Francisco, with all research and development being done in Sydney. For more information on Atlassian please visit: http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR/10953

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