[topcoder] Testimony – How Prizes Drive Innovation
@timhicks24 - Tim Hicks On Wednesday morning, [topcoder] President Narinder Singh had the great honor of testifying to a congressional subcommittee, as an expert witness on how prize competitions drive innovation. Aside from being the first time [topcoder] was asked to be represented, it was also the first time Google Glass were worn in a hearing. Very fitting that the two went hand in hand.
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“FeedTheHack” Builds Super Cool Apps
@jeffdonthemic – Jeff Douglas My buddy Tim Hicks and I helped out over the weekend with the "FeedtheHack" hackathon in Indianapolis sponsored by Appirio. The theme of the hackathon was to build mobile apps for the local food truck industry. Essentially an app to be able to find food to eat or make it easier for customers to eat your food. A fun concept and a lot of really cool apps
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The Evolution of the [topcoder] Open
@jmpld40 - Jessie D'Amato Ford Back in 2005 when I was first hired at [topcoder], to me, java meant coffee, C++ was a high C grade in school, and software was just something technical I knew nothing about! To say I was naive and inexperienced would have been an understatement… But the folks at [topcoder] took a chance on me and I was officially in charge of making the [topcoder] Open run. My
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Platform Update – March 27 Release
@jeffdonthemic – Jeff Douglas Last week we released some new platform features plus implemented a number of fixes. In no particular order here's a brief overview of what was implemented. Perhaps the biggest change is that the challenge registration process for Design and Development challenges no longer forces you back to the old site which results in a much better user experience. We are
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Our Exponential Futures Unveiled: 23 Hours of Innovation & Design
@clintonbon - Clinton Bonner 0, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 … We are all in the era of exponential innovation, the only question is, what point of the curve are we truly on? Sometimes, during the varied monotony that life can throw our way, we lose sight and forget the blistering pace of change that is our exponential reality. We are living in a world where a crowdfunded, virtual gaming project can
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TCO14 Algorithm Byes Announced!
@jmpld40 - Jessie D'Amato Ford The time has come for the Algorithm Competition portion of the 2014 [topcoder] Open. Rounds starts tomorrow, Saturday, April 5 and we know many of you are looking forward to challenging [Petr] for the ultimate title of Algorithm Champion of TCO14! Some of you (251 to be exact) were lucky enough to earn an automatic berth to round 1, skipping over the qualification
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Asteroids, Pew Pew!
@timhicks24 - Tim Hicks We recently completed our first contest for the NASA Asteroid Data Hunter project, and we’ve seen extremely high participation rates from the [topcoder] community and a ton of great submissions. Frankly the numbers for the challenge were astonishing! ​Out of the 382 registrants for our 1st contest, 329 were brand new members. Meaning they registered for [topcoder] on
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New [topcoder] Forums Open for Business!
@jeffdonthemic - Jeff Douglas We are excited, pleased and giddy to announce the release of our new [topcoder] forums! The new forums use Discourse and are a major upgrade in functionality from our existing forums. These new forums are fast, easy to use and mobile ready so feel free to keep the discussion going even when you are away from your computer. We would like to start using the new forums
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Announcing TCO14 Period 3 Trip Winners
@timhicks24 - Tim Hicks Well, it's April 1st, which means Period 3 is officially in the rear view and Period 4 is full steam ahead. With Period 3 ending, that means more TCO14 trips have been won and it's time to announce the lucky winners who will be onsite competing at the finals in San Francisco. This is a unique period for [topcoder] as all of the winners are TCO veterans, yet first time
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Announcing LUX – a 22 Hour Live User Experience Challenge
@timhicks24 - Tim Hicks Live from New York Silicon Valley, it's the Innovation Partnership Program! The IPP conference is nothing new for [topcoder]. However, this year, [topcoder] president Narinder Singh is presenting, and he has something pretty special planned. We are very excited to announce that we will be launching a mobile design concepts challenge, LIVE on stage. The challenge will be
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