GE’s ‘Lightbulb Moment’: Using Crowdsourcing to Help Discover New Sensor Applications
We know. Using a light bulb image, analogy, or anything otherwise when it comes to describing innovation has been done… a lot. But in this most recent ideation challenge from GE taking place on Topcoder, GE is calling the world to innovate within the physical realm of lighting itself. From the challenge specification on Topcoder: Can we change the way we see the world through Intelligent
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Topcoder Members of the Month – January, 2016
It's time to announce our Members of the Month! Each month, members from our community are spotlighted for their accomplishments. Please congratulate the following winners for the month of January, winning for their accomplishments in November! Design: Three first place wins in design totalling $4500 Development: Eight first place wins in design totalling $9300 Algorithm: Rating
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NASA + Topcoder Team-Up on an Advanced Robotics Algorithm Challenge
In 2013 Topcoder had the privilege of working on the 1st Robonaut Challenge where we tasked the community with teaching Robonaut how to recognize several buttons and switches state and location on the taskboard by using real and simulated imagery. The New NASA Algorithm Challenge for Topcoder In this exciting follow on data science match, Robonaut 2 (“R2”), a humanoid robot that operates
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TCO16 Updates & Announcements
We are excited to announce some important 2016 Topcoder Open updates! First off, welcome back Cisco as a TCO sponsor! If you’re looking to join a dynamic, global coalition of passionate technologists, driven by an insatiable desire to create meaningful innovation—look no further. Learn more here. Ready for some big news for our UI Design & Prototype Competitors? We are thrilled to bring the
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Topcoder Community Release v1.0.20
Below are some recent updates to the platform that we wanted to share with the community. We'll be posting updates on a more regular basis on this blog as well as give some previews into some upcoming features and fixes. Feature Enhancements - Added volatility to the top-line SRM stats on Profile pages - Added some more missing icons for profile skills - Improvements to make the width of
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TOPCODER: EVOLUTION OF A BRAND
There’s no better time than the start of a new year to look back at where we’ve come from and ahead to where we’re going. And as I think about my own experience with Topcoder over the past few years, a favorite quote comes to mind: the journey is the destination. It reminds me that I need to stop and enjoy the journey. It’s been over two years that I’ve been with Topcoder, and in that
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Topcoder Team Live ft. Mike Epner – President of Topcoder
Join us on January 28th, 2016 at 10AM EST, where we will be holding our first Topcoder Team Live event! This event will feature Topcoder President, Mike Epner, who will be discussing the future of the platform. You can view the live stream here or go to the channel.
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Introducing the 2016 Topcoder CAB Members!
We're excited to announce our new 2016 CAB members! We had some really great nominations and applications this year, and we also had a great turnout for the community vote! We believe our new CABbies bring a nice balance of ideas and experience from the the primary tracks of competition here at Topcoder. The 2016 CAB Board Members   So, what will our new CAB
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SiBM Concluded – December Code Blitz Winners
We'd like to thank everyone for their participation in the SiBM program over the past 6 months! We will be posting a blog with final program stats, and project case studies are being drafted (like ISEO - http://crowdsourcing.appirio.com/project-post/ibm-iseo/). We are happy to announce the winners of the December Code Blitz. The December Code Blitz paid out $6000 in prizes! Congrats to our top
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Blockchain Challenges!
Have you ever heard the word ‘blockchain’? Even if you haven’t, you might hear ‘bitcoin’. Blockchain is the technology underlying bitcoin. As TechCrunch mentioned as ‘The Future Of Finance’, blockchain is one of the latest disruptive technologies that brings a lot of differences especially to financial industry. We strongly believe Topcoder should be the place where you can try the
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