cURL to Play

cURL to Play!

cURL the URLs below to play our scavenger hunt game. Find clues on the web, calls APIs & solve algorithm challenges for cash and prizes.

The top 5 winners by completion time will receive $100 each and a topcoder t-shirt.

How to Play

Method URL Instructions
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.
curl "http://scavengerhunt.topcoder.com/play?handle=YOUR-HANDLE&key=YOUR-KEY"
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.
curl "http://scavengerhunt.topcoder.com/hint?handle=YOUR-HANDLE&key=YOUR-KEY"
GET /leaderboard Returns the leaderboard to see who has solved all steps in the scavenger hunt the quickest!
curl http://scavengerhunt.topcoder.com/leaderboard

Simply POST your topcoder handle and email address to register for the game and get started. If you don't have a free topcoder account, signup here.

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.

How this works.

Leaderboard

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