Amazon Lambda Demo & Tutorial
Amazon Lambda was announced last November at re:Invent and billed as “an event-driven computing service for dynamic applications”. What does that mean? AWS will run a chunk of JavaScript (i.e., Lambda function) whenever one of the following events occurs: a table is updated in Amazon DynamoDB an object in an Amazon S3 bucket is modified a message arrives in an Amazon Kinesis stream a
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Google Go or Node.js for web development? Which is better?
This post has been sloshing around in my brain for a couple of months now and it’s finally time to let it spill out all over the floor. Last July I started digging into Google Go for my Topcoder Cribs with Docker blog post, and found it to be surprising straight forward, powerful and easy to work with. Subsequently, the more Node.js that I wrote, the more I realized how much I liked Go and
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Let’s Help American Express Global Business Travel with New Ideas to Enhance the Business Travelers Experience
Welcome to American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) brand new API mashup ideation challenge. For this challenge we are looking for you to help us come up with ideas for a new mobile app that uses mashed up APIs from American Express Global Business Travel and other 3rd parties to provide better service to business travelers. A wide variety of travel APIs are available - now we need your
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Update on our $500,000 SunShot Challenge Series!
Topcoder is hosting the SunShot Catalyst initiative from February 13th to April 17th. SunShot teams participating in the DOE/NREL sponsored initiative have $25K each for a total of $500k in 8 weeks. During the first two weeks of competition we will have nearly $100k of prize money to be won. This update, is about where you come in. Calling All Designers! As we begin our kickoff meetings
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Strategies for Building Customer Facing Apps with Salesforce.com
There comes a time in almost every Salesforce org's life when you want to get some data from your org on to the web for customers to interact with. Let's say that you run a non-profit and you want to allow "customers" to sign up for volunteer sites and times nationwide to donate their time and services. We are going to explore a number of different ways to accomplish this goal
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Announcing the 2nd Challenge in The Season of Big Data!
Welcome to the HP Haven Vertica Setup Sweepstakes Challenge The Season of Big Data has kicked off, and in the 2nd contest in the Big Data series, the Topcoder weather forecast calls for raining virtual machines with $5,000 in intermittent cash prizes. Sign up for the Vertica Setup challenge! In the coming weeks, we’ll be running a series of challenges that show off the features of the Vertica
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The $500,000 SunShot Challenge Series is Coming – Be Prepared
SunShot Catalyst is an open innovation program that aims to catalyze the rapid creation and development of products and solutions that address near-term challenges in the U.S. solar marketplace. Through a series of prize challenges, SunShot Catalyst makes it faster and easier for American innovators to launch cutting-edge solar companies, while tackling time-sensitive market challenges. Topcoder
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Salesforce1 Lightning Challenge Showcase
Last November and December we ran a number of challenges in partnership with salesforce.com to use the topcoder community to build Lightning apps and components. We developed a new community site, http://lightning.topcoder.com to help promote these challenges as well as $20,000 in prize money to build the next generation UI components for Salesforce1. Even though Lightning Components are not GA
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Announcing the Harvard Antibody Algorithm Optimization – $8,500 in Prizes
The human immune system produces a vast variety of antibodies in order to respond to external stimuli. Next-generation sequencing technology allows researchers to obtain the sequences of all antibodies from a single person. Clustering these antibody sequences allows us to understand the lineage structure of all human antibodies. Researchers can then further monitor the global changes of the human
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Topcoder is excited to announce the first challenge in The Season of Big Data!
Our friends at HP are sponsoring a series of challenges for Topcoder Community members to explore the concepts and technologies that drive Big Data. What is the Season of Big Data? It is an overlapping series of challenges that will escalate in complexity and include an introduction to Big Data Concepts: Scavenger Hunts Completing Big Data related Tutorials Big Data Toolkit development Core
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