### ko_osaga's blog

By ko_osaga, history, 4 years ago,

World Codesprint 11 was held in May. They promised us to "expect 6~8 weeks" for prizes, and 7 months are passed. And I talked about this two times.

It's worth noticing that Bitcoin prices has become 5x from then.

Will I ever be able to receive their moneys someday? I don't want to participate in a contest where organizers don't keep up their promises.

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 » 4 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +34 I didn't get money from April and May but I don't remember if it was 2016 or 2017So, answer is no (at least unless you do smth for that)
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +6 I got prizes in early 2016 so probably it's 2017. But whatever they have a lot of money pending :(
 » 4 years ago, # |   +110 It's worth noticing that Bitcoin prices has become 5x from then. My deepest condolences :f
 » 4 years ago, # |   +23 100% sure you shouldn't expect bitcoin prizes.
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +6 The prize I received was an Amazon gift card.
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +16 AFAIK, it depends on the country. I received some bitcoin prizes at some point. They either give bitcoin, or Amazon gift cards
•  » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +5 I received a prize in bitcoins before but last time it was payoneer payment involving filling in tax documents, so it also depends on time.
 » 4 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +35 They took roughly 3 months to fix the rating bug in my profile (for those who dont know- in University Codesprint [pardon if name is incorrect, its a few months since that issue], which happened few months back, they did New Rating= 1500+ Change instead of New rating = Old rating + Change. So going from 2.1 k to 1.3k in 1 contest was ..:/ . It took me multiple mails to support and many months patience to get it fixed.)At this point, I dont know if they are inefficient or mismanaged. But I do hope things get better soon, and that you get the money you deserve :) .
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +9 HackerRank rating is such a joke though, pretty sure you can climb back to 2.1k from 1.3k in 2or3 contests
 » 4 years ago, # |   +47 Regarding Goldman Sachs Codesprint, I believe that the winners list was released via email, and you weren't on it. Unfortunately, I deleted that email. :|
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +5 That's another surprising news. I read the rules, and it says that they won't give prizes to someone who "didn't consent to sharing their information with Goldman Sachs.", which is most probable for me.So if my guesses are right, it seems I forgot to check something in the stupid "Sign Up" dialogue which bugs me at every contest. AFAIK, I can't modify any information saved in that dialogue, so there is no turning back after entering. That's sad.Btw, I didn't received any emails from HR. Is it related to that "Sign Up" dialogue thing? Or are you the winner?
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +10 This was the mail:However, I also haven't received anything yet.
•  » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +5 Thanks for sharing. Btw I see a lot of people in scoreboard missing..
•  » » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +5 I actually did receive my prize money from Goldman Sachs Codesprint. It seems like you forgot to check some box so you are not on the standings.@gdisastery: They responded to me after I replied all and sent them my information.
•  » » » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   -10 I will try it again — thanks for the info!
•  » » » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 Thanks for pointing out! I revised my article according to that. Still I want to rant about that unmodifiable dialogue :(
 » 4 years ago, # |   +34 Don't expect anything from the worst programming judge ever
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   -7 How do you judge without participating in any contest? ;)
 » 4 years ago, # |   +27 I was going to tag ahmed_aly, but then searched him on LinkedIn and realized he quit HackerRank and went back to Google. Maybe because of poor HackerRank management? I"m sorry you didn't get your money. You must be really pissed.
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +5 Maybe because of poor HackerRank management? https://www.quora.com/Why-did-Ahmed-Aly-rejoin-Google-after-leaving-HackerRank/answer/Ahmed-Aly
 » 4 years ago, # |   0 I didn't hear of anything about the hoodies of the University Codesprint 3 until 2 months after the contest ended when I thought I could never get it.Well,anyway their T-shirts are always sent in time. :D
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 I don't think so, I am still waiting for a t-shirt from HourRank 8 (May 2016) and I haven't been contacted about the University Codesprint 3 hoodies = P.
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +6 I received an email to claim my prize (the hoodie) on Nov 29. I had already won 3 shirts and they all arrived after a month or two from the moment I claimed them.
 » 4 years ago, # |   0 A few years ago, I got money for HR contests several times. Dunno how it is nowadays, I'm not competing much overall — but it used to be paid out once.On a related note, if you noticed Buttcoin rising, did you invest?
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +51 Pictures worth thousand words :I have a Korean account which holds my personal money, and I also earned decent money from there. But now I withdrew them all :p
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 What's the app you're using?
•  » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +13 Coinbase
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +13 Yeah, same for me, my 300$from HackerRank prizes is now worth ~3500$ :D Haven't yet decided if I should withdraw it, I hope Bitcoin's value doesn't drop to 0 tomorrow...
 » 4 years ago, # |   +61 Hi @koosaga, I work at HackerRank, and we apologise for the troubles you’ve faced on this. We will get it resolved soon. Can you drop a mail to support@hackerrank.com with your user handle and relevant details? After that, we can get it checked and update you soon.
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +4 Make sure you pay him the amount of bitcoin deserved at the time of winning the prize!
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +1 Emails sent. Btw I have a lot of friends who also didn't received bitcoins. What happens to them?
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +5 In most cases, contest winners get their prizes within 6-8 weeks. In case any of your friends were part of the winners and haven't yet received their prizes, they can reach out to support@hackerrank.com with the details, and we will get the issue resolved for them.
 » 4 years ago, # |   0 I got that prize in June
 » 4 years ago, # |   +35 I confirm that me and .o. received the prizes from World Codesprint 11, which has more money than promised. (maybe P___'s feedback worked?)
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +10 You're welcome ;)