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Jonathan blogged about all the Codegeist II winners here, here, here and here. But, if you’re looking for a quick rundown, see the list of all the winners just below, in the Codegeist press release.
First, however, a big thank you to everyone who participated this year! All the Codegeist plugins submitted were pragmatic — each a wonderful extension of an Atlassian product!
Another big thank you goes out to all the sponsors, JetBrains, The ServerSide, Cenqua and YourKit, who donated licenses and prizes.


Atlassian Announces Winners of Second Annual Codegeist Plugin Competition
40 New Plugins Developed, $21k Awarded
SYDNEY, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Atlassian Software Systems today announced the winners of Codegeist II, its second annual plugin contest. The competition challenges the developer community to extend the capabilities of Atlassian’s collaboration and development software. This year Codegeist drew 40 entries from around the world, each vying for a piece of the USD $21,000 in prize money.
“The Atlassian developer community continues to crank out incredibly innovative plugins for the Codegeist competition,” said Jonathan Nolen, director of Atlassian’s developer relations. “We were especially excited to see multiple entries, and really successful ones at that, for two of our newest products, Bamboo and Crowd.”
Award-winning Atlassian products include Confluence, the enterprise wiki, and JIRA, the popular issue tracker. Newer products include Crowd, a single sign-on solution, and Bamboo, a continuous integration server.
For each product, Atlassian awarded a top prize of USD $4,000 to the entry best in usefulness, creativity, elegance, completeness and quality. The runner-up in each category received USD $1,000. Atlassian’s developer teams judged the entries and considered functionality, quality of code, and documentation.
This year’s winners broken down by category include:

JIRA

First place:Links Hierarchy Reports Plugin, developed by Jean-Christophe Huet of Pyxis Technologies, allows viewing an entire hierarchy of related issues in a graphical format.
Second place: Confluence Portlet for JIRA, written by Tommi Laakanen, displays any Confluence page on the JIRA dashboard, creating stronger integration between the two products.
Confluence
First place: Checklists Plugin, developed by Roberto Dominguez of Comala Technology Solutions, is a handy way to build data tables, construct to-do lists, or manage the stages of a project.
Second place: Page Tree Search Plugin, written by Shannon Krebs, lets you search a limited hierarchy of pages.
Crowd
First place: Crowd JAAS Login Module, developed by Brad Harvey, connects Crowd with applications JAAS and Spring Acegi.
Second place:.Net Authenticator, written by Matthew Slater, extends Crowd’s services to .Net applications.
Bamboo
First place: Coverage Plugin, developed by Dan Grabowski, provides tracking of, and insight into, project code coverage for Bamboo builds.
Second place: NAnt Builder Plugin, written by Ross Rowe, allows configuration and execution of NAnt build files for .Net/Mono projects.
This year Atlassian opened the polls to its community. Determined by popular public vote, the Community Award (USD $1,000) went to Jean-Christophe Huet’s Links Hierarchy Reports plugin for JIRA, which also swept the JIRA plugin category.
Codegeist II was sponsored by JetBrains, The ServerSide, Cenqua and YourKit, which donated licenses and prizes.
To view all the Codegeist plugins, visit http://confluence.atlassian.com/x/h4A3AQ. The complete Atlassian plugin library is here: http://confluence.atlassian.com/x/ek8C.
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