On February 1, we launched the latest addition of Atlassian’s add-on development competition, Codegeist. We invited developers everywhere to build add-ons for JIRA, Confluence, Stash, and our developer tools, with the promise of $65,000 in cash prizes and the opportunity to sell their add-on commercially on the Atlassian Marketplace. This year’s prize format is a little different–we’re awarding a prize for the best add-on submitted during each month of the competition. That means $10,000 each for the best add-ons submitted in February, March, April, and May, and then $15,000 for the best add-on overall and $10,000 for the best Stash add-on once the competition ends on May 31.
Content Scheduler, our February winner!
We’re pleased to announce that Content Scheduler, a plugin for Confluence, is the winner of the $10,000 add-on of the month prize for February!
Built by bitvoodoo ag, Content Scheduler allows you to schedule dates and times for blog posts to be published, write the post ahead of time, and let Confluence automatically publish your post at the designated time. No need to remember to go to your drafts and publish the right one and the right moment, Content Scheduler creates a new “Schedule” button next to the publish button, just like WordPress.
But they didn’t stop there. You also get to customize a shortlink for your blog post and can see an overview of all your currently scheduled posts.
Runner up: Notifyr for Stash
Our runner up for the February prize is Notifyr, a plugin for Stash by Stefankohler. With Notifyr, users can watch specific repositories, branches, or tags and get beautifully formatted email notifications whenever someone makes changes. This highly useful add-on makes staying on top of your Stash codebase so much easier.
Join me in contgratulating bitvoodoo, Stefankohler, and the other 21 fantastic entries we received for Codegeist during the month of February. We’ll be awarding a $10,000 prize for Content Scheduler, and they’ll be eligible to receive the $15,000 “Best Overall Add-on Prize”. Notifyr will be eligible for the $10,000 “Best Stash Add-on Prize”, both of which will be awarded after the contest ends on May 31.
Don’t forget about the Atlassian Marketplace
We saw great entries in February across the board, whether add-ons were free or paid. Don’t forget, if you build something that you believe is worth selling, you can easily sell it via the Atlassian Marketplace. To date, February Codegeist submissions have grossed almost $4,000 on the Atlassian Marketplace and have been evaluated more than 150 times. Your add-on could be next.
We’re excited to see what March brings! Start building your Codegeist add-on today.