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Asteroids, Pew Pew!

By wwwtc In Uncategorized

Posted April 4th, 2014

@timhicks24 – Tim Hicks

We recently completed our first contest for the NASA Asteroid Data Hunter project, and we’ve seen extremely high participation rates from the [topcoder] community and a ton of great submissions.

Frankly the numbers for the challenge were astonishing! ​Out of the 382 registrants for our 1st contest, 329 were brand new members. Meaning they registered for [topcoder] on or after 03/10/14, when we announced the challenge. Absolutely incredible!

In total, we received a 24 submissions with the top 5 winners (in order of placement) from:

  • Romania
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • United States
  • United Kingdom

This is very exciting for us and we’re very thankful to our partners at the NASA Tournament Lab & Planetary Resources, Inc. for helping to get the word out.

We’ve also recently deployed something pretty cool (and time consuming!), go to topcoder.com/asteroids and after the page loads, on your keyboard, type: asteroids

Sit back and be prepared to be amazed.