ABOUT

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.

We Are

  • ​​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.

Content Ordering

The submission content on the site can be ordered one of two ways:

  1. By a calculated rating that depends on upvotes, date, and comments
  2. 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:

agora_rating_algorithm

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.

Read the full terms and conditions here.

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