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Dogs, Ping Pong, and TCO15 – San Francisco Regional Recap
June 20th, 2015 is a day that will live in topcoder history, as it was the first ever TCO regional event in the United States. Just the second regional event overall (the first one being in Russia), this one was held in San Francisco at MemSQL Headquarters. The first time walking into the building, I ran into the company’s dog, Batman. At this point, I already knew this was going to be a cool
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Introducing Predix
Today, we are announcing the Topcoder Community for Predix! What is Predix? Predix is an IoT platform developed by GE that focuses on building solutions for the Industrial Internet. Sounds interesting… what is the “Industrial Internet”? The Industrial Internet is a term coined by GE that refers to the integration of complex physical machinery with networked sensors and software. The
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Topcoder Team Live: An Interview with Nic Perez, Booz Allen Hamilton
On October 17th, I had the honor of hosting this episode of Topcoder Team Live (TTL) and being able to interview Nic Perez, Chief Technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton, who is also our sponsor at TCO16. I was actually introduced to Nic a few years ago when I was working with my last company and found his personality and drive for innovation to be infectious. He is extremely creative and
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Topcoder News: Scorecards and Bug Hunts
For some time, we have realized through our forums and conversations with CAB, that there have been inconsistencies when it came to processes either related to reviewing or simply the execution of a challenge. A few weeks ago, an email was sent to all copilots and reviewers in an effort to unify the thoughts of how some challenges should be run and how certain sections of the scorecards are to be
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New Topcoder Landing Page – Just The Beginning
If you haven’t noticed yet, our Topcoder Homepage has received a slick new makeover (if you are logged in, you will have to logout to view it)! Why did we do this? This new landing page is a step forward in the evolution of Topcoder. It allows brand new customers to login and discover the the power of our community and launch challenges that you all want to participate in. Not only is the new
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1 Million Members Strong
In almost 15 years exactly, the Topcoder Community has reached an epic milestone - we have reached the two-comma club! That’s right, our member-base has reached the 7 digit mark and we now have over one million Designers, Developers, Data Scientists, and Competitive Programmers! As for my story, although I started working here at Topcoder one year ago, I was a customer of the platform for two
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Topcoder Team Live #02 – Product Development
On February 24th, we held our second Topcoder Team Live (TTL) and my guests this month were three members of the Product Development Team.  This team is the one that is leading the charge toward the future of the Topcoder platform. As Product Manager, Filipp Nisenzoun discussed and fielded questions of the overall direction Topcoder was taking.  He was very open and transparent about the
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Member Spotlight: Kmalhotra
Karan Malhotra, or better known to the Topcoder community as kmalhotra, has been a member for almost a full year now.  He has participated in the last three Fun Hackathon challenges and has placed in them all. Being somewhat of a new member and having success in the fun challenges, I have asked kmalhotra to join me in this blog to describe his experiences so far on Topcoder. Nick Castillo (NC):
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January Fun Hackathon Winners
On January 15th we had launched Episode 4 of our Fun Hackathon Challenge series. This challenge saw 50 registrants and 3 submissions. This time around we can say that everyone who submitted is a winner and will be receiving their Fun Hackathon Winner shirts soon! About Episode 4 This Fun Hackathon Challenge required all participants to create an application that used the Marvel API and the
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Topcoder Team Live ft. Mike Epner – President of Topcoder
Join us on January 28th, 2016 at 10AM EST, where we will be holding our first Topcoder Team Live event! This event will feature Topcoder President, Mike Epner, who will be discussing the future of the platform. You can view the live stream here or go to the channel.
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