We have been working hard to create a very intuitive, clean, and fast browser-based arena client to engage the community like never before, and today we are very pleased to announce the official launch of topcoder web arena beta!
The web arena is being built by the community, for the community. Now we are opening it to all of our members to start participating in matches. Members using this new
Our #GetSwifter series to help people learn Apple's new programming language, Swift, is off to a great start! In the first week we've had over 1000 people register for our Learn Swift challenge and multiple submissions for our t-shirt design contest.
If you are looking to get involved with Swift, in addition to the Learn Swift challenges, we have 10+ fun Swift programming challenges
Parsing JSON using Swift is not a happy task. One of the first things I wanted to do in a Playground was call the topcoder API and start playing with the returned challenge data.
Unfortunately parsing JSON in data is almost akin to chewing glass right now (hopefully it will get better). You would think that since working with JSON is such a fundamental task nowadays, that it would be much
Announcing the first HP IDOL OnDemand Marathon Match: OCR deskewed and de-lovely. In this Marathon Match community members will create order out of image chaos! The challenge at hand its to write an algorithm that computes homography mapping from a set of skewed images onto a set of de-skewed images, free from perspective distortion and rotation.
The Top 5 performers in this Marathon match will
Back in June we launched our Refer Your Way to TCO program. A spin on our ongoing Referral Program, and we were very excited of what was to come. Little did we know that it would be so wildly successful. One member specifically, gauravs23 really took a liking to this program and completely shattered our expectations, referring an additional 100 members than the program looked to achieve. Well,
Since we kicked off our "Learn Swift" series yesterday I thought I would chronicle how I went about getting started with Swift. Hopefully it will benefit new members participating in our Swift challenges.
In July, we decided to launch our Swift series and I was tasked with learning Swift (hurrah!!!), putting together the Swift site and designing the Swift challenges and running them. A
Today we are launching a series to help you learn Apple's new development language, Swift. We are extremely optimistic about this language, as are others, and we are making a huge investment in it at topcoder.
Over the next 12 weeks or so, we are offering up to $500,000 in development cash and prizes as an incentive to get you started. Now is the time to start learning Swift and we've
Ever wanted to be more involved in topcoder decision-making? Do you have specific ideas for your favorite competition track? Want to be the "voice" of the community, taking feedback and suggestions straight to topcoder?
Today, we are very excited to announce a new program that we believe will help drive us to the next level. The Community Advisory Board, or CAB for short, is a program where you
Some of the greatest lessons or leaps forward come from mistakes. Penicillin, microwaves and even chocolate chip cookies came from mistakes. In technology, trial and error is inherent to nearly everything we do.
One of my favorite stories from the early days of topcoder involved an issue we had with the site. A simple XML formatting and math mistake, pushed straight to prod. It was the result of
It's been a long year of competition and for two hard-working, lucky members, it's been totally worth it! I am proud to announce our 2014 [topcoder] Open Design and Development Champions! Getting the one-of-a-kind TC brackets trophy in San Francisco, California will be our Development Champion, [Sky_], and our 2nd consecutive Design Champion, [albertwang].
From China, [albertwang] has been a