•   over 6 years ago

Update bot code after July 18th

Let's say I find a bug in my bot and I want to push a fix to the GitHub repo? Can I do this after July 18th? What are the guidelines for code updates after July 18th?



  • Manager   •   over 6 years ago

    Hey Ernesto,

    Please do not make any updates to your project between the submission deadline (5pm PDT July 18th) and the winner announcement. I know it's tempting if you see a bug, but you are to be judged on what was submitted at the deadline and do not want to risk disqualifying your submission.

    Thanks and good luck!

  •   •   over 6 years ago

    Makes sense, thanks!

  •   •   over 6 years ago

    So, the nature of version control makes it easy to determine a submission by a certain date. Wouldn't it make sense to tag the submission version of the code and then base each submission upon that, regardless of what was done in a non-master branch afterwards?

  •   •   over 6 years ago

    Couple other workarounds: If you're in a git repo like Github or BitBucket you can use issues to track the bugs you want to fix after the "freeze" (so you don't forget!) or fork your repo to a different project and start working on it independently of your submission.

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