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Our History: Shall We Play a Game?

In 2001 Topcoder was launched by a brazen technologist who happened to be an avid chess player. His question: could we create a transparent and reputable rating system for developers akin to the famous ranking method used in the world of chess? And if so, could top developers be accessed on demand to make it faster and easier for enterprises to get technology work done? What was deemed a wild idea in 2001 is now simply known as crowdsourcing.

Our Growth

We are over one million members strongand growing faster than ever.
1+ Million Members

What began as a community for coders focused on algorithms has grown into the world's top competitive technology community that spans the entire software development life cycle.

A Global Network of Talent
Top designers, developers, and algorithmists call Topcoder home, along with passionate individuals from around the globe who come to Topcoder to gain new skills and learn from the best.

Trusted by Top Organizations
Global enterprises and startups alike use Topcoder to accelerate innovation, solve challenging problems, and tap into specialized skills on demand.

 

Our Future: A Connected Marketplace

Topcoder is already the premier destination to get work done through crowdsourcing, but we aren't stopping there. We're continuously adding tools that make it easier for customers and community members to collaborate, expanding our community’s reach and accessibility through an open API strategy, and shepherding our members to the newest technologies and trends shaping our digital futures.
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113% ROI on Enterprise Crowdsourcing Programs

The Forrester Total Economic Impact™ of Topcoder study examines the potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by using Topcoder to crowdsource application design, development, and delivery.

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5 Steps to go From Ideas to Apps

Innovation. It’s on every CEO’s agenda. It’s spawned a whole new title—Chief Innovation Officer. It’s the focus of industry events, business books, and analyst research. Everyone wants it, but how do you do it? How do you increase innovation?