Putting out fires is serious business. Some of us have done it at home. Most watch in awe as firefighting crews watch planes put out forest fires around the world. At Topcoder Open 2014, fire fighting takes on a meaning. Twelve (12) contestants have answered the challenge to write an algorithm in 12 hours that puts them squarely in control of a plane capable of dropping water on fires throughout a
This is Part II of our interviews with our Writer’s Incentive Winners. If you missed Part I, read it here for the background on the Writer Incentive program and the interview with snuke.
In this post we get to hear from dreamoon, who won the TCO trip for the July period.
How did you get started on topcoder/How did you find topcoder?
My university contains a class of training students for
At topcoder, we often look at our role of fostering our community and boil it down to an exceptionally simple thought. If we provide you, our community, with the opportunity to create something amazing, we grow together.
This is most amplified when the creation process is centered in a burgeoning technology. We’ve learned through the years that your collective appetite for new, your
With the 2014 Topcoder Open literally around the corner, I had the opportunity to interview by email Aristide Tossou (yedtoss) of Benin, one of only two contestants from Africa. Aristide is a TCO14 Development Finalist. The interview reveals Aristideís personal motivation to learn electronics and participate in topcoder, and takes a look at technology at the university level, in private
As part of an effort to offer improved reliability, availability, performance, and scalability for all topcoder services, we are planning upgrades to the topcoder platform.
While we plan to maintain maximum service availability during the upgrade, a small planned maintenance window is required on December 6th from 2am to 6am GMT. During this time, all topcoder platform sites, applications, and
Our Topcoder Open is right around the corner (November 16-19 at Pier 48 near AT&T Park in San Francisco) so we are inviting all developers to come participate in our $20K SuperAwesome Cloud API Mashathon Sponsored by Facebook!
Take a look at the Topcoder Open Mashathon page for complete information but if you are not familiar with mashathon here’s the tldr.
The Mashathon is all about fun,
Thank you for joining our Go Learning Challenge series. We just finished up our second stage ‘Develop backend services with Golang’ and I would like to share the results with you.
We got a lot of good submissions. I really enjoyed reviewing your code!
Simple Web-API Server
Simple Cache Server
If you love cURL, scavenger hunts, algorithms, scifi, math, APIs and internet history then we've got a game for you: http://scavengerhunt.topcoder.com
We are launching our cURL-based scavenger hunt game for cash and prizes that will run through the month of November. The top 5 fastest finishers will receive $100 each and a topcoder t-shirt.
Registration is open to all topcoders so have fun! Don't
Happy Halloween friends!
We come back to you today with some very exciting news about our much anticipated Community Advisory Board. Thats right, you guessed it...our inaugural 6 have been voted on (by you!) and have all accepted their roles. We are officially underway and we couldn't be more excited!
Admittedly, we are a little bit delayed in getting this year's CAB off the ground, but what makes
Topcoder has teamed up with salesforce.com to help drive the development of Lightning components. We are