Reverse engineering and analyzing software are difficult. It is challenging even
with the top of the line tools like IDA: quite frequently, the limitations
of the tool reveal themselves. That's why IDA can be programmed in multiple ways:
with the built-in scriptable language, with Python/Perl/Ruby, and with plugins in C/C++.
Create an innovative and useful extension of our products and win the contest!
- Three cash prizes are on the stake: the first place is 2000 USD, the second
place is 1000 USD, and the third place is 500 USD.
- Who can participate: all IDA license holders.
More elaborate rules and other fine print
- The contest goal is to create an innovative, interesting, and useful extension
for IDA and/or the Decompiler. The extension can be written on any language.
C, C++, Python, IDC, Perl, Ruby are most welcome.
- The winners of the contest get a cash prize (2000 USD, 1000 USD, and 500 USD).
- All IDA license holders can participate (with or without active support plan), except Hex-Rays employees and their families.
- How to participate:
Send your plugin to email@example.com.
The submission should include the source code and a small description on how to use the plugin.
Specify who exactly should be credited for the plugin. It's that name (or those names, or possibly even company name, university name, ...) that will appear as the plugin author, in the results page.
- By submitting an entry you declare that you own the copyright to the source
code or you are authorized to use it.
- The contest duration: your entries should reach us on 15 December 2017 the latest (Belgian time).
We will process the entries and declare the winners within one week.
- Hex-Rays shall decide the winners.
- What will be asked from the winners: a proper and legal picture identification
and bank account information within 30 days of notification of winning.
The bank transfer will be made within two weeks after authenticating the winner.
- Collective entries are allowed. The prize will be paid to the person designated
by the group.
- The winners will be listed on the 'Hall of Fame' web page.
The winner may request Hex-Rays not to disclose his/her real name on that page.