May 1, 2019 Our Third Annual Design Month is Here and We are Pumped!

At Topcoder, the month of May is synonymous with Design. Because May = Design Month!

We started Design Month because we needed a way to get our designers excited about Topcoder, to have an opportunity to learn, and just have some fun too. Each year, Design Month gets bigger and better and also encompasses so many folks at Topcoder – on our team and in the community.

Let this blog post serve as a quick insight to all the fun stuff we have planned for you.

Workshop Wednesdays are back!

Back by popular demand, we are bringing you a workshop every Wednesday in May. Check out the topics, hosts, and more and don’t forget to tune in.

Workshop Wednesday 1

May 1, 2019 11:00 UTC -4

  • Everything about Topcoder Design
  • How and where to start
  • Why  feedback is important
  • Understanding challenges.

Workshop Wednesday 2

May 8, 2019 10:00 UTC -4

  • What you can do at Topcoder now and beyond
  • Copilot, design, TaaS explanation for designers
  • Meet some alumni

Workshop Wednesday 3

May 15, 2019 10:00 UTC -4

  • Importance of Feedback

Workshop Wednesday 4

May 22, 2019 10:00 UTC -4

  • Design Tooling Platforms we love

Workshop Wednesday 5

May 29, 2019 10:00 UTC -4

  • Recap of the month
  • Winners and announcements

You can watch all the workshops live and ask questions during them or you can watch them on our YouTube channel on replay.

Fun Challenges will not disappoint!

There are a number of fun challenge planned during Design Month. The most intense and exciting one being Jessie’s Design Month Dash – a trip to the 2019 Topcoder Open Finals is part of the prize!

Other fun challenges include designing the 2020 Topcoder Open Logo and a few others to keep you engaged. Don’t miss them on the active challenges list as they launch.

More in store for you…

Design month is supposed to be fun but it’s also important we help you become a better designer. Be on the lookout for some interesting and helpful articles, tutorials, and more.

In short, if you’re a designer, Design Month is an amazing opportunity for you. Learn, get engaged, and have some fun. It’s all for you. We hope you enjoy May!

Head of Community


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