Greg DeKoenigsberg Speaks

The Wikipedia Code Challenge is live.

Posted in Uncategorized by Greg DeKoenigsberg on October 20, 2011

And I’m beat.  :)

In addition to working with the nice folks at Eucalyptus, I’ve also been working with the nice folks at the Wikimedia Foundation to launch the October 2011 Coding Challenge.  We’ve been working through the various aspects: logistics, the challenge areas themselves, and of course legal.

We launched about 10 minutes ago, and we have 10 signups for the challenge, and we’ve received 2 emails from people with questions.  That means we can expect a run rate of… yeah, I’m not gonna do that math.

That’s the power of putting a banner ad on a site that gets 10 million hits a day.

So check it out.  And if you want to write some code to help Wikipedia out (and some of the challenges are pretty fun and pretty cool), feel free to sign right up.

The contest is open until November 7th at 23:59 UTC.  Then the judging begins.  I suspect it’s going to be a very long few weeks — but it’s been an awesome ride so far.

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  1. Hemant said, on October 21, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Where is the list of challenges, I didn’t find the list of challenges on Homepage -http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:ContestWelcome/October_2011_Coding_Challenge

    They have mentioned that – “We have selected coding challenges that we believe are exciting and achievable, and will be useful to Wikipedia users worldwide.”

    but there is no actual list of all challenges.

    Can you please provide the list of the challenges and/or the hyperlink to it.

  2. Greg DeKoenigsberg said, on October 21, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Do you have Javascript enabled?

  3. Hemant said, on October 24, 2011 at 6:00 am

    I can see it now, but i didn’t change any settings and javascropt was enabled.
    Anyways, thanks for quick reply.

  4. Arpan said, on October 25, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Hey any help on where to start ?


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