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The SpaceNet Challenge: Chat with Experts – Live Event
This morning we held our live chat with the SpaceNet Experts in preparation for the SpaceNet Challenge that begins on November 14th. In this challenge, Topcoder data scientists and algorithmists will be competing to create next-generation geospatial computer vision algorithms. Topcoder's own, Jen Odess, hosts this live chat and even our members pitched in and asked questions that may help
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The SpaceNet Challenge: help us to harness machine learning to make maps more current and complete
*This article first appeared on DigitalGlobe and was written by Todd Bacastow. If you plan on competing in The SpaceNet Challenge join us on Youtube Live on 11/10 at 9 AM eastern for an expert discussion hosted by Topcoder and team members from SpaceNet. This discussion will help you better prepare for the upcoming challenge! We recently launched SpaceNet on AWS, an open corpus of training data
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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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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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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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Topcoder Members of the Month – January, 2016
It's time to announce our Members of the Month! Each month, members from our community are spotlighted for their accomplishments. Please congratulate the following winners for the month of January, winning for their accomplishments in November! Design: Three first place wins in design totalling $4500 Development: Eight first place wins in design totalling $9300 Algorithm: Rating
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NASA + Topcoder Team-Up on an Advanced Robotics Algorithm Challenge
In 2013 Topcoder had the privilege of working on the 1st Robonaut Challenge where we tasked the community with teaching Robonaut how to recognize several buttons and switches state and location on the taskboard by using real and simulated imagery. The New NASA Algorithm Challenge for Topcoder In this exciting follow on data science match, Robonaut 2 (“R2”), a humanoid robot that operates both
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Welcome to 2016!
Happy new year to all of you and welcome to Topcoder 2016! This is my first post to the community and I’m very excited to talk about where we are and what’s in store. As an introduction, I became the President of Topcoder in 2015 after having worked closely with the team for the past several years. I helped get Cloudspokes kickstarted in Appirio and have a strong passion for Crowdsourcing and
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Topcoder Weekly: Video Update – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Hola Topcoders! As December's foggy freeze grips some of us across the globe, TC Weekly stays forever sunny with some amazing Topcoder news and updates! This week’s episode comes to us from the lawn of the White House as U.S. President (or at least a somewhat decent impersonator of) Barack Obama joins TC Weekly!!! Crazy right?... Right??? Anyway, watch, learn, and be entertained below as we
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Topcoder Members of the Month for December, 2015
It's time to announce our Members of the Month! Each month, members from our community are spotlighted for their accomplishments. Please congratulate the following winners for the month of December, winning for their accomplishments in October! Design: Ten wins earning over $10K in design challenges Development: Six wins earning over $4K in development challenges Algorithm:
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