Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

Today, we are excited to announce the First Annual AWS BugBust re:Invent challenge. Java and Python developers of all skill levels, can compete to fix as many software bugs as possible to earn points and climb the global leaderboard. There will be an array of prizes, from hoodies and fly swatters to Amazon Echo Dots, available to participants who meet certain milestones in the challenge. There’s also the coveted title of “Ultimate AWS BugBuster” accompanied by a cash prize of $1500 for whomever earns the most points by squashing bugs during the event.

As participants fix bugs, they become part of an attempt to set the record for the largest code fixing challenge with Guinness World Records. All participants who contribute towards setting the record for the world’s largest code fixing challenge, by fixing even one bug, will receive an exclusive certificate from AWS and Guinness to commemorate their participation.

The AWS BugBust re:Invent Challenge will run from 10AM PST on November 29, 2021 to 2PM PST on December 2, 2021. Within this time frame, registered participants across the globe- participating virtually and present on site at the BugBust Hub in the re:Invent expo, can compete to fix as many bugs as possible or improve the performance of a profiling group. For each bug that you fix, you receive points based on the complexity of the bug. The more bugs you fix, the more points you will gain and higher you will climb up the leaderboard. The live leaderboard will track each participant’s progress and showcase the number of bugs fixed and points received.

AWS BugBust provides an easy and fun solution to transform bug bashes, foster team building, and bring friendly competition to improve code quality and application performance. To help find and exterminate bugs, AWS BugBust utilizes ML-powered developer tools - Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer and Amazon CodeGuru Profiler - to automatically scan code to weed out gnarly bugs and gamify fixing and eliminating them.

For more information and to participate in the AWS BugBust re:Invent Challenge, please visit the AWS BugBust website.