Total Prize Pool: $6,000

Sentry Writing Contest
The Debugging Writing Contest
by Sentry & HackerNoon

Submit a story with the #debugging or #monitoring

tag on HackerNoon

1st Place

500 USD

2nd Place

300 USD

3rd Place

100 USD

Most Read

100 USD

Submissions open

Now

Submissions close

September 31st, 2022 11:59 PM EST

Result Announcements

Every Month

What is The Debugging

Writing Contest?

 

Sentry & HackerNoon are excited to host a Debugging Writing Contest! Here’s your chance to win money from a $1000 monthly prize pool. It could be any original story on #debugging or #monitoring.

 

Write about a time when you struggled (and later, triumphed!) to identify a bug or performance issue in your web application, mobile application, or game, and the steps you took to ultimately solve the problem.


Some ideas to help you get started:


1. Do you remember those support tickets from customers calling in to report a problem? 


2. Was it right after a new microservice was launched? 


3. Were you notified by a monitoring tool? 


4. Did a problem arise from React or another Javascript framework? 


5. Were there inefficient database queries?
 

Enter the contest using this template.

 

About Sentry


From error tracking to performance monitoring, developers can see what actually matters, solve quicker, and learn continuously about their applications - from the frontend to the backend, all with Sentry.

Prizes Awarded Each Month

1st Prize: 500 USD
2nd Prize: 300 USD
3rd Prize: 100 USD
Most Read: 100 USD

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The Debugging Writing Contest

Rules & Guidelines

 

  • Must be 18+ to enter.

  • Story content can be any original story on #debugging or #monitoring. OR

  • Write about a time when you struggled (and later, triumphed!) to identify a bug or performance issue in your web application, mobile application, or game, and the steps you took to ultimately solve the problem.

  • Must create a HackerNoon account, as winners will be contacted via email.

Who Can Enter the Contest?

 

Anyone over the age of 18. There are no location restrictions.

Can I Write Under a Pen Name?

 

Yes! You can use your real name on your HackerNoon profile, a fake name, or even create a persona to write under.

You can also enter the contest as both an individual or as a company writing under a branded account.

How Long Will the Contest Run?

 

Round 1: April 1 - April 30, 2022
Round 2: May 1 - May 31, 2022
Round 3: June 1 - June 30, 2022
Round 4: July 1 - July 31, 2022
Round 5: August 1 - August 31, 2022
Round 6: September 1 - September 30, 2022

Can I submit more than one entry to the contest?

 

Of course. Each story submission shall be considered a new entry into the writing contest.

How are the winners selected?

 

Each month, we’ll take the top 10 story submissions that generated the most traffic.

Those 10 stories will be voted on by HackerNoon staff and the 5 stories with the most votes win.

Can I win more than one prize?

 

Yes! If you submit multiple stories, each has the chance to win.

Nominees are selected by total traffic each month and then voted on by our team. If 2 of your submitted stories that month are in the top 10 most-trafficked that month, both of them are eligible to win a prize.

Meaning you could potentially bag both first and second place in the contest if 2 of your stories make it to the top 10.
 

If I win a prize in round 1, can I still submit another entry into round 2?

Absolutely! Please feel free to enter each round of the competition.