We are a community that has a company.
Our platform allows our community to interact – for learning, work, and fun.
Our business brings clients into the TopCoder community to get their work done in a new way. These projects range across the full spectrum of software and digital work. They engage our community in a range of disciplines: creative design, software engineering, and analytics. These projects are focused on innovating and implementing new products, releases, and features. At the core of this work is competition – each task is completed by members competing with each other to be the best at that task.
We believe that customers should be able to focus on what they want to build and create, not on measuring how many hours someone spent on a task. We believe engineers and designers should be free to chose when and if they work on a project or task, and be rewarded based on the quality of the results they produce. Empowering individuals to make their own decisions generates the most value for all parties.
When customers and members are brought together in a community and a market based approach is used to getting work done, there is no limit to what they can accomplish.
As a member you might come from one of many diverse backgrounds – computer technology, science, physics and the graphic arts to name a few. Many TopCoder members are college students or technology industry professionals, a globally diverse group with different languages, interests and backgrounds. You are naturally curious and are a unique combination of intense competitiveness and critical thinking skills matched with a strong desire to help and teach others. You enjoy getting better at what you do and being recognized for your achievements.
When you participate in the TopCoder community you gain access to a world of interesting things to do in the form of sophisticated and challenging tournaments, an increasing number of client projects and social interaction with some of the best minds in their respective fields.
As a TopCoder client you enjoy access to a an elite worldwide workforce and a cutting edge platform that enables you to get work done in a new way. Instead of focusing on finding and managing people, you will focus on building and improving great products for your customers. Our clients are also members, and we encourage them to actively participate in the community in other ways. The more you become involved, the greater the experience.
The TopCoder Platform is how the community interacts. This platform is made up of processes and infrastructure that are constantly evolving to meet the dynamic challenges our customers and members face. Primarily the platform allows for collaboration between our community and running of competitions to do work.