The first Atlassian Codegeist Plugin Competition closed yesterday, and we ended up with some terrific entries. Final stats from the contest:

  • 31 new plugins were submitted.
  • The plugins were written by 28 individual authors.
  • 8 plugins are for Jira,
  • 22 plugins are for Confluence (one plugin at is targetted at both)

I couldn’t be happier with the entries. They are truly impressive and are of far higher quality that I ever expected. The authors tackled some serious and substantive problems and solved them well. We clearly have some very smart users.
Now we enter the judging phase. We’ll try to get this completed as quickly as possible, so keep watching here for news. We’re all pretty excited about this, so hopefully we’ll have the results in short order.
Anyway, thanks to everyone who entered. And even if you didn’t submit a plugin of your own, you owe it to yourself to go check out the entries. There is some very useful stuff in there that you can start using today!*

* The submission pages are frozen as of today, but many of the authors are continuing to improve their plugins outside of the contest. So be sure to check the Plugin Libraries to make sure you have the most recent version of the plugins.

Codegeist is closed! Now comes the fun part