New Look and Feel for /tc
@timmhicks - Tim Hicks Happy Hump Day topcoders! We are excited to announce that we will be releasing a new look for the very popular /tc by the end of this month. You can view a demo environment of the newly reskinned /tc here. We are pretty thrilled about bringing a new clean look and feel to /tc that will be easier for new members to find things they are looking for, as well as look the
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Space, The Final Email Frontier
Do you ever find yourself hitting “send” on an email and wondering if it’ll arrive in the recipient's inbox? Sending email has become so ubiquitous, simple and nearly instantaneous that we may take it for granted. In reality, sending an email is a very complex process. Does the diagram above give you a headache? Yeah, me too. Now imagine how much more complex it would be if you’re
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When Beginning in Crowdsourcing and Open Innovation Can Be as Easy as Playing Board Games
@ClintonBon - Clinton Bonner We know what you’re thinking. Great, another ‘puff piece’ on the ‘wisdom of crowds’ and how all we need to do is post our toughest problem, put up a million bucks, and voila, some genius will heroically swoop from the outskirts of an ‘amalgamous’ community and deliver to us a genius solution that forever changes the trajectory of our
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Platform Update – April 18 Release
@jeffdonthemic – Jeff Douglas Perhaps the biggest change to the [topcoder] platform this week is that submissions for development challenges and registration for design challenges no longer force you back to the old site. We are working to unify the UI with this section by section process so stay tuned for more changes. We also rolled out the same UI experience for /direct users as well. Per our
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Double the points. Double the fun.
@jeffdonthemic – Jeff Douglas Raise your hand if you like double the TCO points for the same amount of effort.... OK... so that's everyone. Starting today at 12pm EST, any and all First2Finish challenges earn double points for TCO14 when submitted by 4/22 at 11:59pm EST. Double points will be reflected upon completion of a passing scorecard. You are welcome.
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[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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