What is Atlassian?

Atlassian products – JIRA Software, JIRA Core,  JIRA Service Desk, Confluence, HipChat, Stash, Bamboo, FishEye, Crucible, Crowd, and Bitbucket – help teams everywhere plan, build and launch great products. More than 50,000 large and small organizations – including Citigroup, eBay, Netflix and Nike – use Atlassian’s issue tracking, collaboration and software-development products to deliver quality results. Learn more at http://atlassian.com.


What is the Atlassian Marketplace?

Atlassian customers use the Atlassian Marketplace to browse, try, and buy add-ons for JIRA Software, JIRA Core, JIRA Service Desk, Confluence, HipChat, Stash, Bamboo, FishEye, Crucible, Crowd, and Bitbucket, and more. By selling your add-on via Atlassian, you instantly gain access to an existing audience of thousands of enterprise customers who visit the Marketplace daily.


How do I enter my add-on in Codegeist?

Create an account in the Atlassian Marketplace and list your add-on as public. On the listing page, check the box that says "Enter my add-on in the Codegeist Competition". This process will work for JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket and HipChat add-ons.


Where can I learn more about building add-ons?

Developer.Atlassian.com is best place to begin if you're building for our ecosystem, there you will find  specific documentation, tutorials, tips and tricks and more about building add-ons for all our products.

If you need some inspiration, take a look at what other developers have built in the Marketplace, read through a few Atlassian Answers, or follow #Codegeist on Twitter. 


What criteria is used to judge add-ons?

The add-ons will be judged by a team familiar with our products. The primary criteria the judges are considering:

  1. Usefulness: Is your add-on solving a real problem customers have?
  2. Innovation: Is your add-on creative and unique given the other add-ons in the market?
  3. Quality: Does the add-on function as expected? Is it free of bugs?
  4. Design: Is the UI intuitive and in compliance with Atlassian design guidelines? Is the listing informative including useful screenshots?

How many add-ons can I enter in Codegeist?

As many as you have time to build! 


Can I enter server add-ons?

Yes, Server add-ons are eligible for most categories unless specified cloud. Consider making your server add-on ready for Data Center to be eligible for the Data Center prize category.

Do I have to be a new Marketplace vendor to enter?

No, everyone's welcome to join. However, we do have a prize just for new vendors.


How does the new Marketplace vendor prize work?

Someone that submits an add-on that creates a new vendor account that was not previously registered in the Marketplace will automatically be considered for this prize. 


Are prizes taxable?

You should check with your local accountant. Every country is different. The contest is hosted in the US, so the prize may be subject to US tax law. 


Can only paid add-on vendors submit an add-on?

No. Both paid and free add-ons can be entered in the competition.


Do I own the rights to the add-on I build?

Yes. The add-on you build is yours to do with as you please. For more details read the official rules.


Are there any restrictions to who can join this challenge?



I need ideas of what to build. Where can I look?

There are lots of places to look for inspiration. To start, you should think about your own team challenges. How can an add-on help you work better as a team in JIRA, Confluence, HipChat, or Bitbucket? You can also browse the Atlassian Marketplace to see which add-ons are already available. What's missing? Our product feedback JIRAAtlassian Answers, and other online forums are also great spots to find ideas. Here are some additional ideas of what you could build: 

Have a cloud application you wish integrated with one of our products? Codegeist is your chance to build that integration. 

Wish one of our products could do even more? Codegeist is your chance to extend our products and help teams work even smarter.

Existing add-ons
Already have an add-on in the Marketplace that runs on our server products? Consider building a cloud version for Codegeist 2016. Or have a private add-on you've built for your own team? Codegeist is a great way to share it with the Atlassian community. 

Is there an industry or business team that would benefit from the customization our products? Help these teams work faster by building an add-on for Codegeist 2016.  


Can I submit something I've already built?

As long as the add-on hasn't been published publicly in the Marketplace prior to this year's Codegeist competition, it is eligible.


Where can I go for technical help?

Engage with the Atlassian community on Atlassian Answers to get help if you're stuck. Using the tags, e.g. atlassian-connect, will help make sure you get your question in front of the right people.  


How can I get my AWS credit?

You can get your AWS credit by filling out this quick form.