Crowdsourcing News: NASA Teams Up with Topcoder to Try to Improve Vision Algorithms for Robonaut 2
We love NASA! Growing up, watching shows like Star Trek the Next Generation was a ton of fun, helping us to stretch our imaginations and dare I say, to boldly go!!! However, beyond watching a TV program set in the 24th century, growing up and following the advances being made in real life by NASA were truly inspiring. Whether it was the Space Shuttle program, the launching and fixing of Hubble,
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Github’s Big Bang – Topcoder Team attends Github Universe
This blog was co-written by Topcoder Team Members: Kyle Bowerman and Chris Delaurentis Last week members of the Topcoder team attended Github Universe which more than lived up to expectations.  We weren't sure if it was the cool Pier 70 disney studio-esque look and feel or if kbowerma felt at home in the area after watching too many Adam Savage experiments in the area. Don't worry our
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Crowdsourcing Design Inspiration: The Story of the TCO17 Logo
This blog was co-written by: James Marquez - Topcoder Member What happens when you ask the world’s best designers to create a new logo for the 2017 Topcoder Open? You get blown away with ideas! The first design challenge ever launched at Topcoder was for the 2005 Topcoder Open logo before our design community even existed! Want to see how that want down? Check out the contest details and
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TCO Regional Events – Where Talent Meets Opportunity!
A guest post written by: talesforce - Development Track Member Since 2012 Over the last couple of years, I’ve had the good fortune of attending multiple TCO regional events – apart from the TCO14 finals that I wrote about in my last post. As they say, the first impression is the last impression – and I whole-heartedly agree to that. For me, the TCO regionals have been an extension of
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Topcoder Monthly: The Community Video Newsletter – September 2016
September, Septiembre, Ku-gatsu… it doesn’t matter how you say it, it’s how ya play it! September is an amazing month. Students fill their noggins with knowledge, NFL fans fill their plates with chicken wings and Topcoder??? Well, we fill the month up with some really exciting news and even some ‘Stranger Things’! This month’s Topcoder Monthly Video Newsletter is one of the best yet.
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HPE Living Progress Challenge – Next Phase Begins! Crowdsourcing Social Good Applications
In early August the Design Phase of HPE’s Living Progress Challenge wrapped up with an amazing live demo-day that was hosted at New Lab in Brooklyn, NY. Ten teams, the finalists in HPE’s expansive social good innovation program, showcased their app prototypes and MVPs for all attendees live on-stage, and for the world to see via a livestream feed. If you’d like to understand what it felt
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NASA’s ISS-FIT: The First Crowdsourced App in Space!
This blog was co-written by: Greg Bell Topcoder has been boldly going where crowdsourcing hasn’t gone before since 2001. This year, we went to space. Over the past decade and more, our community has worked on ambitious challenges from precision medicine to trucking safety, to predicting atrocity, to helping organizations bring world-changing apps towards market with amazing velocity. Our
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7 Tips to Be Successful in Topcoder Design
A guest post written by: DaraK - Design CAB Member and Competitor Becoming a successful Topcoder Designer involves a lot of hard work, energy, and commitment. Over time, I have found 7 things that has helped me a lot. 1. Sketch before design Sketching is critical because you can test ideas fast without polishing the details. When you sketch, you are actually planning your design and putting
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Who’s Keeping Score?
We are in the process of rolling out our new scorecards for Topcoder.  Take a peek at the new scorecard here and find out more about the scorecard by reading the help center documentation.  In order to ensure the scorecard’s effectiveness, we took some existing challenges and ran a parallel review using our new draft scorecard against our existing scorecards.  We also tested a
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Google Sponsors a Topcoder SRM: Crowdsourcing Algorithmic Challenge
On Saturday, September 17, 2016, our TCO16 sponsor, Google, will be sponsoring the Single Round Match (SRM)! What does that mean? Google reps will be in the Arena for one hour prior to the match to chat about their exciting career opportunities. Recruiters, tech folks, and some Topcoder members working at Google will be around to answer any and all your questions about getting a job at
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