The contest queue page is currently operating on a 20 minute refresh rate. We’re working on speeding that up, but you can use Twitter to get up-to-the-minute news on how the contest is going. We’ve created two Twitter accounts.
- ContestLeaders is updated every time the lead changes hands. You’ll want to use it so you know the exact instant your code gets into first place (or gets knocked out of first place).
- ContestStatus is more of a data firehose. It updates every minute as long as there are jobs in the queue. You’ll want to look at this if you’re concerned about whether or not the queue is healthy.
For your viewing convenience, I’ve created a Twitter list that merges these two feeds into one place here: Contest Feeds.
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Are the twitter feeds not working anymore? Or is there a major delay in updating them?