Last updated at Mon, 04 Dec 2023 15:09:28 GMT

Welcome back for a special bonus edition of The Lost Bots, a vlog series where Rapid7 Detection and Response Practice Advisor Jeffrey Gardner talks all things security with fellow industry experts. In this extra installment, Jeffrey chats with Mike Cohen, Digital Paleontologist for Velociraptor, an open source endpoint visibility tool that Rapid7 acquired earlier this year.

Mike fills us in on Velociraptor’s very first Contributor Competition, a friendly hackathon-style event that invites entrants to get their hands dirty and build the best extension to the Velociraptor platform that they can. Check out the episode to hear more about the competition, who’s judging, what they’re looking for, and what’s coming your way if you win — spoiler: there’s a cool $5,000 waiting for you if you nab the No. 1 spot, plus a range of other monetary and merchandise prizes. Jeffrey himself even plans to put his name in the ring!

Stay tuned for future episodes of The Lost Bots! And don’t forget to start working on your entry for the 2021 Velociraptor Contributor Competition.