Here at Applitools, over the past couple of years, our most innovative customers taught us that using Visual AI for
both functional and visual test automation is the best way to get great results from
all your hard work. By combining Visual AI with legacy code-based approaches using frameworks like Selenium,
WebdriverIO, and Cypress, you write far less code, test a lot more pages and screens, and catch more early-stage bugs
faster. Inspired by these innovators, we want to spread the word, educate the global test automation community, and
have fun doing it!
That’s why we’ve launched our Applitools Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon with over $40,000 in prizes
for the 100 engineers that show the world that they are automation Rockstars!
Apply now to compete!
500 Engineers. 100 Winners. Over $40,000 in Prizes.
We believe anyone in the world can be a Visual AI Testing Rockstar, so we’re distributing the prizes far and wide:
To keep things fair, we’re reserving the majority of the prizes for testers with companies who are
not paying customers of Applitools. After all, our goal is to educate and spread
the word about automated Visual AI testing far and wide, so we will make sure to reserve a lot of the fun for
those of you not yet familiar with Visual AI. That said, if you are a paying customer, a $5,000 diamond winner
prize could be all yours! You know what to do!
How Does It Work?
In this hackathon, you will write two kinds of functional test automation scripts against a standard demo app that
we provide. Everyone will get the same exact app to make sure it’s totally fair. First, you will use your preferred
traditional web-based framework of Selenium, Cypress, or WebdriverIO along with any functional assertion tools such
as JUnit, Mocha, etc. Then, you will repeat the process using an Applitools
Visual AI SDK.
One important detail - the Applitools Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon is only open to the first 500
testers around the globe that successfully submit their results. That gives you a 20% chance to win,
but only if you are among those first 500 to submit. We will keep the contest open
until the end of November, but urge you to submit as soon as possible to secure a spot!
Submitting is easy. You’ll post your test scripts to your public or private GitHub repo. Our panel of judges, including experts
like Angie Jones,
Gil Tayar, and
Dave Haefner, will then determine
who’s done the best job of providing coverage efficiently and catching all the bugs -- using both traditional
assertions and our Visual AI SDK.
Note: We recommend using a private Github repo so others can’t find your work. If you use a private repo, please add
rajaraodv as collaborators by going to your repo’s Settings > “Collaborators and Teams”
section and adding rajaraodv as a collaborator. If you want to use public repo, at least give it some
random name so it’ll be harder for others to find it.
For all the gritty details, please see our hackathon instructions.