The Current State of Technology Talent Acquisition and Retention
Please, before reading this post, we ask you to put your "logic hat" firmly on until this ride comes to a full, and complete stop. Thank you. So it seems it has come to this. DeveloperAuction just raised $2.7 million dollars and the premise, as the very straight forward name implies, allows developers to set up personal sites that showcase their ability with the hopes of landing a new gig. For a
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2013: The Year of the Sensor – Your Year to Innovate in the Physical Realm
The One Word Answer "Sensors..." It was the one word start of an answer he gave as he reached into his pocket for his mobile device. Sitting in a conference room at the start-up incubator - LaunchBox Digital located in D.C. - I remember thinking, he reminds me of "House M.D." minus the cane, and nicer. The question he began to answer was a simple one: "What's the next big thing in technology?"
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The Open Innovation Solution to a Big Data Biomedics Challenge [INFOGRAPHIC]
Big Data, if that isn't the "winning" tech buzzword of 2012 we don't know what is. You can't turn on your TV or roam the blogosphere without being inundated with articles and pieces focusing on the Big Data trend. Even financial institutions are putting out very original content on the topic. If 2012 was about understanding the term, getting to know the space, and forecasting the potential impact
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The Creative Destruction of the Autonomous Automobile: 3 Industries that Will Never Be the Same
by @ClintonBon - Clinton Bonner "Things will never be the same again." As overused and trite as this phrase has become, we are still very much in and on an accelerating technology curve that assures the phrase won't go out of style anytime too soon. Whether the Ray Kurzweil predicted singularity is our fate, or if his futurist vision for the human-robot symbiosis falls a tad short, the current
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21 Amazing STEM Resources You Can Use Right Now to Change the World
This post was contributed by Jessie D’Amato Ford, Director of Events and Educational Programs at TopCoder This whole STEM problem our country faces is really eye-opening for a plethora of reasons. Want proof? See our last STEM focused post that canvassed some shocking stats on the state of STEM Ed. Ever since I became the lead on NoNameSite.com, a TopCoder initiative and on-line gaming
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Is ‘Do Nothing’ Leadership the Key to Your Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing Success?
Can you achieve more by doing less? Can you achieve much, much more, by doing very little? What if you actually were to do nothing? What would be the results? We know the answer to this don't we? Your projects, your department, the things you are in charge of would come crashing down around you and you would be out of a gig... Or maybe the exact opposite would happen. This year, at the second
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Smart “Ink”, GoldieBlox and the STEM Girls, and Printing Human Organs – 3 Tech Tales You Can’t Miss
Welcome my friends, welcome to the machine! Well now that we got our Pink Floyd fix out of the way, it's time to move on to the most fun post of the week, the TopCoder "weekender"! If this is your first visit to our weekend edition, here's the very quick skinny. You're busy, and you may have missed some really important tech and interesting innovation stories amid the hustle and bustle that is
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How Quora Founder and Ex-Facebook CTO Adam D’Angelo Became a TopCoder
Sharing knowledge. It is a foundation of the TopCoder Community. Whether it be a small peer-to-peer intra-community suggestion or the placement of industry-specific subject matter experts co-hosting an open forum and answering the community's most specific questions; knowledge sharing begets new knowledge creation, and personal and community growth. It probably comes as no surprise to this
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Predictive Analytics: How Big Data Gets Smarter
Those who frequent the TopCoder Blog know our penchant for pop-culture and our near obsession with the movie Minority Report. But the healthy obsession with the Cruise classic stems from the fact that so many of the featured innovations - from gesture-based interfaces to autonomous autos - are steadily making their way into our everyday lives. One "innovation" that probably won't be coming to life
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6 Big Reasons to Utilize Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing for Mobile Application Development
Mobile Application Development remains all the rage. As new tablets like the Microsoft Surface emerge and the smartphone wars see Samsung's Galaxy S III giving the iPhone a legitimate run for the world's "top spot", one thing remains constant and that is the need to bring intuitive applications to market, and to to do so fast. Crowdsourcing and Open Innovation are proving time and again to be
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