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TCO16 Megahack
We are excited to announce the TCO16 first-ever Megahack! Topcoder members who register for the megahack will attempt to build a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) application. The objective of the Megahack is simple, the development of a search portal that allows users to perform a search against pending EPA laws and regulations based on search criteria that aren’t available today, and see if
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HPE Living Progress Challenge Finals – Crowdsourcing in Action
Outside the Brooklyn Navy Yard our team from Topcoder stood, unsure what we’d see and experience once we got inside. The iconic Manhattan skyline dominated the view just over the East River. This naval yard was first constructed all the way back in 1801, just 18 years after the end of the Revolutionary War. Now, 217 years later organizations from around the globe would gather to showcase their
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Topcoder and Booz Allen Hamilton Crowdsourcing Designs for Innovative Drone Use
Drones. They are now being used in a huge variety of ways. There are drones to combat deforestation, drones to deliver packages right to your doorstep, and of course drones that make spectacularly awesome toys! Then there are swarm drones. These drones are not toys. Swarm drones are semi-autonomous flyers programmed to soar in groups—or “swarms”—of up to fifty drones at a time. When
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Precision Medicine + Crowdsourcing: Expert Interview with the Broad Institute Discussing Connectivity Map
As we recently reported, beginning this past winter and running through spring 2017, Topcoder is hosting a series of data science and algorithm challenges to examine problems in Precision Medicine. These challenges are brought to our community by the Crowd Innovation Lab at Harvard University in collaboration with The Broad Institute, with funding from the Kraft Family Foundation. As you may
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Harvard and the Broad Institute Deliver Precision Medicine Advancement through Crowdsourcing
In April of this year, Harvard and Topcoder announced an ambitious series of data science challenges focused on driving advancements in precision medicine. The hope, that with the use of crowdsourcing competitions, Harvard, with their partners at the Broad Institute, and funding from the Kraft Foundation, could optimize certain key algorithms crucial to research driving the burgeoning field of
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Sierra Club: 5 Amazing Crowdsourced Ideas for Engagement
As the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States, the Sierra Club is facing a problem shared by most companies in today’s modern age, non-profit or not: how to recruit and engage members of the next generation. Founded in 1892, it is certainly not the first time Sierra Club has had to find innovative approaches to evolve its membership engagement
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Topcoder Monthly: The Community Video Newsletter – April 2016
April!!! Tulips are blooming, birds are chirping, coders are coding… Well I suppose our members are designing and developing every month of the year, but who doesn’t love April, am I right!? This month’s Topcoder Monthly Video Newsletter, starring Topcoder evangelist Nick Castillo, is chock full of new ways to get connected with your fellow members, new ways to earn more money, and a big
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The TCO16 Marathon Competition is Starting! Ready?
Next week our 2016 Topcoder Open Marathon Competition kicks off! Last year at the TCO15 Finals, ACRush earned his first-ever TCO Championship! A new  hunt is on for the member with the most stamina and skill to make it through this Marathon! Are you new to Topcoder and the TCO? Here is what you need to know. The Marathon Tournament of the TCO is open to all Topcoder members who meet the
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TCO16 Algorithm Byes Announced!
The first Algorithm round for the 2016 Topcoder Open starts Saturday! We are excited to announce all the members who have won an automatic bid into Round 2! View the entire list here. How do we calculate the automatic berths? The 250 members who have the highest algorithm competition rating as of Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 12:00 UTC -4 and who meet all of the following criteria received an
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The Ultimate Algorithm Showdown is About to Begin!
This week our 2016 Topcoder Open Algorithm tournament kicks off! Last year during the TCO15 Finals, Petr took back the Championship title from the reigning champ, tourist, earning his fifth Algorithm Championship spanning the past 10 years of Topcoder Opens and our old Topcoder Collegiate Challenge events.  In his own words, Petr wrote this great post recapping the finals. Check it out
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