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How the Industrial Internet Plans to Change the World
This post was written by Michael Flynn, you can follow him on Twitter here. The Industrial Internet might be foreign to you now, but surely enough in a couple of years you will have seen and likely experienced this new "brand" of physical technology interfaces. To make it simple, the Industrial Internet is the integration of physical, sometimes complex machinery, with sensors and software. For
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4 Things to Never Do When Managing Open Innovation Competitions
We hear a lot of talk in the greater Open Innovation "space" that is often quite esoteric in nature. Rhetoric that talks of the wonders of the wisdom of the crowd, yet fails to offer a sincere level of granularity as to what really makes an Open Innovation community "tick" or how to manage an Open Innovation process so that you can achieve scale. After all, if you are entering Open Innovation to
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Legacy System Modernization: Achieving the Complex via Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing
At this point, I believe most people are well versed on the notion of utilizing Crowdsourcing for design needs. Need a logo, or icon set; host a competition, post a purposeful prize on the right platform hooked to the right community of creatives and likely you will receive scores of different looks in a time-boxed time frame. In the grand spectrum of Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing, these types
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Innovation Alert: The Shoe that Powers Your Cell Phone
Imagine strolling down the canals of New York City with a giant, perfectly folded slice of NY pizza in hand. As you devour that wonderfully crispy, yet gooey triangle of happiness, a dreadful thought enters your happy place. Your cell phone is almost dead and, well you need it because it does everything! Then you remember; "Wait, aren't I wearing my shoes that have been generating electricity the
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3 Huge Things Big Data and Open Innovation Challenges are Helping to Transform
You've likely read enough blogs to fill a digital library focused on what Big Data was about to help humanity accomplish. We are guilty as charged here on the TopCoder blog as we've shared such tales, even illuminating how Big Data will soon improve your golf game (Fore!). It's fun to envision the 'what ifs' of technology, but it's also supremely important to spend time with two feet on the
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Are CIOs Really Losing Power and Relevancy to CMOs?
We've been hearing since late 2011 that the near future in IT and digital asset creation would showcase a not so slow demise in both the power and relevancy of the office of the CIO (Chief Information Officer). Stories such as Wired's - 2012 Will Be the Year of the Apocalyptic Reckoning for CIO's focused on Gartner predictions for the near-future and in a nutshell was stating that due to myriad
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Advancing Humanoid Kind: NASA’s Robonaut to Star in Two Open Robotics Competitions
Robonaut 2 is the only humanoid ever to travel to space. It also lives on the International Space Station, so as far as the hierarchy of real robots goes, this is likely the coolest humanoid in the world, sorry 3-PO we did say "real", and, we did say "cool". So what happens when NASA has the bright idea to source the world and ask the TopCoder community to create brand new algorithms that can
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Getting Young Women Into STEM Focused Careers – a $10,000 Design Contest
This post was written by Jessie D'Amato Ford - Director of Events and Educational Programs at TopCoder Have you checked out the Girls in IT report created by NCWIT (National Center for Women in Technology)? If you haven't yet, here is a visual sneak peak: Wow, right? Now the above graph is solely focused on computer science, but it's likely safe to assume that if we visualized the same stats
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The Human Cloud: It’s the End of the Work as we Know It
... and I feel fine. On March 22nd, IBM's smartplanet blog posted a concise and powerful piece by Joe McKendrick laying out the findings of a recent Accenture report focused on nontraditional workers who are participating in the freelance economy. Since TopCoder is referenced by name in the piece, we thought we'd share this well written article with our audience as well. For the original article -
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The Fundamental Difference Between TopCoder and Elance or oDesk
There comes a time when an overall market or methodology rises into the limelight where a parsing is needed to separate the players sharing this earned spot on the proverbial stage. For Crowdsourcing of software development and design, that time is likely now. Being at the very front end of our marketing and business development efforts and often finding myself talking TopCoder at live events, I
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