Back in January, we announced that TCO14 was moving to San Francisco with the relaunch of our new site.
Today, we are extremely excited to announce the 2014 Topcoder Open Finals dates and location! This incredible event will be hosted at Pier 48 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California from November 16th - 19th, 2014. This will mark the TCO's return to downtown San Francisco since our first
NASA Press Release 03/10/14 - Sarah Ramsey
"NASA’s Asteroid Data Hunter contest series will offer $35,000 in awards over the next six months to citizen scientists who develop improved algorithms that can be used to identify asteroids.
This contest series is being conducted in partnership with Planetary Resources Inc. of Bellevue, Wash. The first contest in the series will kick off on March
A couple weeks back topcoder was a sponsor for a super cool event called the TechOlympics. The 3-day event is catered to High Schoolers in programming, and runs onsite competitions for prizes. Right in the topcoder wheel house.
I was lucky enough to get an introduction to Adam Loeb, who won the topcoder portion of the event. I asked Adam if he would be willing to do a quick interview for our
The results of our second Valentine's Day poety challenge were just as good as the first. Our Love Poetry in Code challenge had 21 submissions with some really interesting concepts!
First place: ForceLogic
ForceLogic actually wrote a node.js application that generated his poetry for him. How cheeky!
Having a lot of fun...
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We kicked off a couple of poetry challenges on Valentine's Day because we are huge fans of spoken word poetry here at topcoder!
Our Love Poetry challenge had 26 submissions and we selected the top 5 winners along with some interesting "honorable mentions" below. The following prose is breathtaking so feel free to print out this page as a keepsake. It is suitable for framing.
Phase 1 of the new site launched last month as you know. Phase 2 is still under construction and constant improvement. Here's a quick update on the latest features and fixes getting us closer to v2.0 of the new site.
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Topcoder holds a lot of challenges in each of the three tracks (Design, Development and Data Science). We're adding new tools and features to help you
A couple of weeks ago I ran my first Design contest on topcoder. The ask was to create some background images for our Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ pages. Of course with the announcement of the New topcoder, our existing social media presence needed a facelift to match.
The requirements for this challenge were a bit vague, and really left the designers with total creative freedom. However one
Because of our partnership with IBM, they would like to extend a special invite to the topcoder community to register for this first-of-kind developer experience at no fee.
The 2 day venue features the latest content in app design and delivery - spanning the topics of gaming, mobility, artificial intelligence, open technologies and more.
The lineup revolves around hands-on activities, lightning
This guest blog was written by Vexorian – topcoder member since 2006
The algorithm contests at topcoder wouldn't be possible without the work of the algorithm director, Makoto Soejima (rng_58 / [[rng_58]]) and the former director and tester, Ivan Metelsky (ivan_metelsky / mystic_tc). It is a challenging job - 4 times a month, topcoders come to the site expecting a well-balanced problem-set of
The 2014 TopCoder Open is chugging along and it’s amazing how time flies. We are already at the midpoint for Period 3! It’s great to see some veteran competitors and some new folks as part of our winners list so far. It’s also cool to see hi4sandy winning two trips in two different competition tracks. We sure do have some talented members!
I was happy to be able to announce the Period 1