|POST||/start||POST your topcoder handle to register for the game, get your key and get started. Remember your key!!
curl -X POST http://scavengerhunt.topcoder.com/start -d handle=YOUR-HANDLE
|GET||/play||To receive your instructions for each step in the scavenger hunt.
|POST||/submit||POST your answer for each step to see if you solved the step correctly. URL encode any answers that contains spaces.
curl -X POST "http://scavengerhunt.topcoder.com/submit?handle=YOUR-HANDLE&key=YOUR-KEY" -d answer=YOUR-ANSWER
|GET||/hint||To receive a context specific hint for your current step of the scavenger hunt.
|GET||/leaderboard||Returns the leaderboard to see who has solved all steps in the scavenger hunt the quickest!
To play, curl /play to get your instructions for each step in the scavenger hunt. Your task for each individual step in the scavenger hunt may be to find some text on a webpage, call an API to discover return values or write an algorithm for specific input and outputs.
If you get stuck you can curl /hint to get some help for that step. Becareful, each hint penalizes you 2 minutes for your total time.
Then POST your answer for each step in the scavenger hunt to see if you were successfuly. Competitors that solve all steps the fastest will rise to the top of the leaderboard.
The top 5 winners will receive $100 each and a topcoder t-shirt.
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