Exponential Potential Energy: 2014 Topcoder Open and HP IDOL OnDemand
Famous pairings in modern times who produce amazing results:
Lennon & McCartney
Holmes & Watson
Linux & Apache
Peanut Butter & Jelly
And now ...
TCO14 and HP IDOL OnDemand
HP IDOL OnDemand is holding a sweepstakes drawing for two (2) all-expenses paid trips to 2014 Topcoder Open held on Nov 16-19 in San Francisco CA. The winners
The time has come. Finalists from our open Application and Nomination period have been chosen, and now we turn to you for the final say.
We are happy to announce that we have looked over every application and nomination that came in. Held internal discussions on each. And narrowed it down to bring you the finalists for each competition track today.
A big thank you and congratulations to all who
Last week we wrapped up our Feed the Piggy Bank Swift challenge and I wanted to share the winning results with you.
As one of our "fun" Swift challenges, I wanted a fun, interactive way to manage my kids' allowance. We had three winners, vlad_D, misko.sz and zakhej, but vlad_D really stole the show with his extra bells and whistles. I showed it to my kids and they loved it! I
Next week we are kicking off a new 30 day series for HP IDOL OnDemand to build #awesome stuff with Swift. There's $20,000 in prize money up for grabs so I wanted to put together a quick blog post on how stupid-simple it is to use the HP IDOL OnDemand APIs.
So here's a quick Playground that uses the OCR Document API to extract the text from the following image. You can Try the API for
If you are like me, you just can’t stop watching those ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos! They are all over Youtube, Facebook, my grandmother's blog and the local country club. At Appirio and topcoder we take helping out worth causes seriously. Well... we are serious about helping out but we always have fun doing it. Our Silver Lining program just wrapped up an #icebucketchallenge campaign. We had
On long weekends I like to do one of two things: 1) convert Russian literature into binary 2) poke fun at our President, Narinder. Since I finished converting Alexander Pushkin's The Bronze Horseman early last month I decided to turn turn my attention to more important endeavors. I've always been a fan of old-school 80s games and thought I could kill two birds with one stone by creating a "pong"
Over the past couple of weeks for our #GetSwifter series, we've been running ad-hoc algorithm Playground challenges in Swift. These have turned out to be so popular that we've decided to schedule new algorithm challenges each week. You're welcome!
So starting today, each Monday, Wednesday and Friday we'll be launching a new algorithm challenge that will last till the next one begins.
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