Join us on Slack

One thing that makes any online game fun and worthwhile is its community, and RunCode is no different.

RunCode has a slackchat channel for questions, comments, submission feedback, and general interaction with the rest of the RunCode community.

When you receive your registration confirmation email, you should also have received an invite to join our slack channel at

For more detailed documentation on slack chat, visit their help site here:

Installing Slack Apps

Slack chat has several apps you can download for whichever platform you’re using. By installing one of the apps, you’ll be able to take advantage of the slack links we use in the rest of this documentation.

Slack Apps are available for desktop as well as mobile devices.

RunCode Public Slack Channels

When you join us on slack, you’ll find two basic channels available:

  • #general - discuss anything related to Codewarz do not share solutions

  • #codewarz-game-channel - intended for general discussion about challenges; this is also where solves-wootbot will post feedback about player submissions do not share solutions

RunCode Private Slack Messages

You can send private messages to anyone you see online. This is the preferred method to speak with an admin if you have an issue.

If you think you’re having an issue with a challenge, first look closely at both the problem description, as well as the example provided on the challenge page. Then make doubly sure you’ve done thorough testing on any edge cases not explicitly ruled out of the problem definition. An admin can help out if you’re totally stuck, but don’t abuse the help. Be prepared to discuss what you’ve tried.

Send a message to an admin

Do not collaborate on solutions through private messages.

Chat Bots

We have also implemented a few chat bots to keep things interesting.

  • solves-wootbot - wootbot hangs out in the #codewarz-game-channel and lets everyone in the room know when a player’s submission passed, failed, or died while running

  • grace - Grace is a nod to Grace Hopper, and provides helpful information regarding player stats, challenge stats, player scores, and the top 10 high scores

Grace Commands

Grace is the friendly RunCode chat bot that provides some helpful integrations with the RunCode public API. The following commands are available from any public channel as well as by messaging Grace directly. When following the examples below, remember that you don’t need to include the < and > characters - they’re just there to show the template.

  • !highscore - provides the top 10 highest scorers on the RunCode Internets leaderboard

  • !chall <challenge_name> - provides information about a specific challenge. Example: !chall hello_world

  • !userstats <username> - provides player statistics about a specific user. Example: !userstats nazwadi

  • !faq <#> - provides the description for a specified faq number. Example: !faq 1

  • !score <username> - provides the player score for a specified player. Example: !score nazwadi

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