Facebook Ballot Posting Bug Fix
Bugs. The arch nemesis of any web developer.
Turns out we had a bug lurking in the code that under certain conditions was causing Facebook ballot posting errors. This is either the most embarrassing thing, or an opportunity to shine. And so we did, fixing it in record time.
Now, in the world of software development, you can't pretend that bugs don't exists. Even the most sophisticated software engineers inadvertently introduce bugs that ultimately affect millions. (ie. the HeartBleed vulnerability).
If software hiccups are prevalent, and practically inevitable, why are we drawing attention to it? Wouldn't it make more sense to shove it under the carpet, and hope most don't notice? It was a inconsequential bug. It didn't affect more than a handful of people. There was no breach of privacy or security. Why even mention it?
Well, we see this as an opportunity to demonstrate the value we place on transparency in the software development cycle, and our willingness to be held accountable.
Thanks to those who reported the issue, and we do apologize for the inconvenience. We do hope that you are enjoying the contest, and your chance to win some great "thank you" prizes.