AGORA by Codemotion
is a website that lets developers share, discuss and vote on developers’ projects. The project that gets the most votes wins €5000.
- TRANSPARENT, because all votes & comments are public and organized in neat-looking threads.
- EASY, because anyone can start giving feedback with a 1-click peer-review template.
- PROFITABLE, because Codemotion will award the winner with €5000.
Join Agora’s Community on Discord and Slack or Use the live chatbox on the bottom right corner of the site.
How to use the site?
- STEP 1: Create an account at the top right corner of the page.
- STEP 2: Hit “SUBMIT” at the top right corner of the page.
- STEP 3: Just like in JIRA, describe your idea in 1 sentence.
- STEP 4: Give our readers your elevator pitch in 200 characters.
- STEP 5: Attach a direct link to the project from GitHub etc.
- STEP 6: Pick a category you wish to place your project in.
- STEP 7: Let us know if this idea is Yours or someone else’s.
- STEP 8: Click SUBMIT and Your project will be live on the homepage as soon as possible.
What happens after posting my project?
After posting your idea our users will take a close look at your project or code and CAST THEIR VOTE. A user may cast her/his vote by being logged in and pressing on the ARROW UP button next to the respective projects’ title.
What happens if I “win”?
If and when your project ranked the highest in the respective category or time frame (see terms and conditions), then your idea might get funded. The funding is €5000. The money can be used for any purpose.
The submission content on the site can be ordered one of two ways:
- By a calculated rating that depends on upvotes, date, and comments
- By publish date
This is controlled on the options page using the “Use algorithm on homepage” setting. If this is set to “yes,” then the rating is used; if it is set to “no,” then the publish date is used and submissions are gathered into groups by the day they were submitted.
The rating algorithm is similar to Reddit’s:
The number of upvotes a submission has is combined with the number of comments it has received to determine a “score.” This score is then combined with the publish date to determine its ranking. Older posts experience time decay of their rating, making it so that older posts with a high score will still fall off the front page.
A new rating is calculated when an upvote or downvote happens when a comment is submitted, and hourly. The update is done in stages, calculating older submissions every other hour. This should not affect the load time of your site.
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