Welcome to the Mod Dash™ Competition!

The Mod Dash Competition will run online from March 21 – July 15, 2011 for competitors to accumulate points leading up to the Onsite Finals, being held at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida, USA from September 25 – 28, 2011. The top twelve scorers will win this fabulous trip to compete for cash prizes and bragging rights!

How does it work?

Project teams, clients and members are able to log bugs they find and changes they need in software developed and supported by TopCoder.  As often as we can, we will communicate these modifications to our member community.  Issues that are open to the community will be posted on the Active Mod Dash page – 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 a details page where you will find more information including relevant source code, documentation and examples of how to reproduce the issue.

The submissions will be reviewed and tested by the TopCoder project team that posted the Mod Dash and/or member reviewers. Submissions will be reviewed in the order they are received. The first submission that successfully solves the issue and includes all updates to documentation and test cases will be declared the winner and awarded the stated prize amount as well as points toward the TCO. The top twelve (12) point earners during the competition timeframe will earn a spot in the finals to compete in Hollywood, Florida September 25 – 28, 2011.

TopCoder will decide (at TopCoder’s sole discretion) whether a submission successfully solves an issue. TopCoder may at any time (and at TopCoder’s sole discretion) withdraw any bug posting, or engage its own or another developer to fix any bug.

Learn more here.

The Competition Details

  • When is the competition? See the schedule.
  • It is important for you to read the official rules and regulations for important details. Also, you must read through the specific rules for the Mod Dash Competition.
  • The competition is free but you must be a member who is 18 years or older, as well as meet all eligibility criteria, in order to participate.

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