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Contest Type :
The primary way customers engage with the TopCoder Community to get work done is by working with Copilots. Copilots are experienced TopCoder members that specialize in managing projects and contests for customers using the TopCoder Platform. Essentially, you tell them what you'd like to get done and they get it done for you.
To engage a copilot, you launch a contest using Cockpit. To launch a Copilot contest, you’ll need to enter the detailed information about what you want to achieve in this project. Be sure to provide documentation to help competitors understand your objectives.
Copilots will submit a game plan and a strategy document. A game plan is a roadmap of the contests that you plan to run to complete the project and will indicate the total time and cost estimates for the work to be completed. The strategy document is a brief text document that describes the general approach and strategy to executing and completing the project.
Three steps below will instruct you:
[step id=1]Post a Copilot Posting contest[/step]
[step id=2]Review submitted documents[/step]
[step id=3]Select a member[/step]
[detail id=1]Step 1: Post a Copilot Posting contest[/detail]
In this step, you’ll need to provide detailed information about your project.
First, you log in to the Cockpit system with your username and password.
Then you click the Get A Copilot red button. You will be presented a page like this. Enter the details then click continue red button on the bottom of the page.
After you click the red Continue button, you will see a summary of details. If you think everything is correctly entered, you can click Submit And Launch Contest button and launch the contest.
[detail id=2]Step 2: Review submitted documents[/detail]
Switch to My Copilot posting tab, you will be presented a list of copilot contests you launched.
Click the title will enable you view detailed information of the contest. By default, the Details panel is shown.
You can change the panel to Registrants or Submissions. The Registrants panel is the place where you can view information such as member profile, Copilot profile of the registrants. The Submissions panel is the place where you download submissions and decide winners.
[detail id=3]Step 3: Select a Member[/detail]
After all the submissions have been reviewed, you will need to choose a winner as the Copilot. Under the handle there is a red button. Click the button will choose that member.
Contest Type :
Client :The Contest forums can be accessed from the Project Overview page by scrolling down until you see the section labeled 'Active Contest Health' If you hover over the dot in the column labeled 'Forums' and you'll get a pop-up box with gives you a link to the contest forum. Click on 'View Thread' to go directly to the contest forum.
Contest Type :
Client :To locate the contest timeline, take the following steps:
- From the All Projects page, click on the project name hyperlink
- This will open the Project Overview page. From here, scroll down until you see the area labeled 'Active Contests Health'
- Click into the Contest hyperlink you want to see the timeline for
- The timeline for the contest will be located along the top of the Contest page