A Bold 12-Hour Challenge for the World’s Best Community – [topcoder]!
Members of the [topcoder] community know this better than most, but the volume of large enterprises now looking at open innovation communities to help them solve challenges is on the rise. When interest in communities and different ways to use crowdsourcing and open innovation rises, so does the need for events that focus on the subject. This week out in San Francisco, we are at one of the
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‘Code Your Way In’ Previews New Arena
Last week we announced the launch of Code Your Way In where you can win a free ticket to TCO14 simply by solving an algorithm challenge. What you may not know is that Code Your Way In sits on top of our new web-based Arena architecture using node.js and socket.io (so long Java applet!). The UI for Code Your Way In is a much simplified version of the new Arena and, by design, doesn't have all of
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Bug Bounty: Find and Fix Bugs Fast
I'm happy to introduce a "Bug Bounty Program" for the [topcoder] website. The Bug Bounty Program is an opportunity for the [topcoder] community to take control of http://www.topcoder.com. We want you to find and fix bugs. How it Works The Bug Bounty Program will pay community members to report bugs in GitLab. We want to know how we can make the site better. Once the Bug Bounty Program co-pilot
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‘Code Your Way In’ to TCO14 – Bigger and Better Than Ever Before
A few months ago, I took a very fun trip down memory lane and all the TCOs I've managed. I hinted at TCO14 being bigger and better -- well, I'm excited to announce all the NEW that will be at TCO14 this year! First off, as you know, we'll be in beautiful San Francisco, California from November 16 - 19, 2014 at Pier 48. It's been a while since we've brought to the TCO to the west coast! Most
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Ready… Set… Golang!
The Interwebs releases new stuff every day. I can't open reddit or a technology newsletter without being bombarded by 13 new JavaScript frameworks released today, a cooler templating language or a new better, faster build tool to make my life easier. Don't get me wrong... I like new, shiny stuff but you can't jump on every new technology that comes along. One technology we've been
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Re-Imagining Pharmaceutical Data Visualization Through Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing
by Ragu Bharadwaj, Director, Data Science [topcoder] It takes over a billion dollars and ~15 years to bring a new drug to market. Drug Discovery, the key part in this process, aims to discover completely new drug molecules to treat or cure a disease or condition. An intensively intellectual part of this process is studying data about past molecules to design the next molecule which could be
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A Tragic Loss
Today we received some really sad news from a member. One of our members, , passed away in a car crash. was one of the first Indian red coder's on topcoder and has been a member of topcoder since 2005. He was a proud graduate of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad and a fantastic competitor, participating in challenges across multiple tracks. Even more than that, he was a great
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Cloud Foundry Summit 2014 Recap
The Cloud Foundry Summit wrapped up yesterday and I wanted to give some overview of the event. Even though I have some experience with Cloud Foundry, I am certainly not an expert. With all of the sessions, community discussions and coding opportunities, I learned quite a bit. BOSH was completely new to me and I was well immersed throughout the event. The conference was separated into business
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The “Swiftest” $20K Virtual Hackathon! Learn Swift now
--- topcoder Swift Virtual Hackathon --- Proper Noun: -- $20K in total prize purse including $8K for first place! --- Swift --- Adjective: -- happening quickly or promptly. Noun: -- a swift-flying insectivorous bird with long slender wings and a superficial resemblance to a swallow, spending most of its life on the wing. -- a moth, typically yellow-brown in color, with fast darting flight. The
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Want to learn Swift? Earn money doing it!
if let swiftChallenge = find(challenges, "Swift") {    delegate?.registerForChallenge(swiftChallenge); } else {    println("Request more Swift challenges!"; } Ok so I may not be the "swiftest" programmer and I'm sure you can find bugs galore (no we are not running bug hunting challenges on my source code) in my code above but here is your chance to learn Swift with a
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