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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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Topcoder and IBM Partner to Bring Watson to the Topcoder Community
Topcoder has been the leader in crowdsourced development and data science for more than 15 years, and during that time we’ve seen a steadily increasing customer demand for cognitive computing capabilities: artificial intelligence, data mining, machine learning, natural language processing, and image and pattern recognition. The Topcoder Community has always been at the forefront of these
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Introducing Predix
Today, we are announcing the Topcoder Community for Predix! What is Predix? Predix is an IoT platform developed by GE that focuses on building solutions for the Industrial Internet. Sounds interesting… what is the “Industrial Internet”? The Industrial Internet is a term coined by GE that refers to the integration of complex physical machinery with networked sensors and software. The
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Crowdsourcing Experts Event at TCO: Leaders Focused on Scaling Crowdsourcing
Five or more years ago, most organizations were looking to crowdsourcing solely for bottom-line cost cutting efficiencies. More recently, top enterprises and agencies shifted to using crowdsourcing to accelerate top-line, revenue producing services and products. Now, the focus of crowdsourcing is using it to gain tremendous scale. We are bringing together leading crowdsourcing practitioners to
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News Item: Wipro Acquires Appirio
Topcoder has always been about innovation. Our goal for the last 15 years has been to disrupt the norm to bring about positive change through technology and to leave a lasting impression on the people, processes, and industries we touch. Our journey continues this week. With the Appirio acquisition, Topcoder is now part of Wipro, a $7.7B global IT leader. We are excited about the potential this
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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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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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Deloitte Pixel™ Crowdsources Application Designs Live at Singularity University’s Global Summit
Singularity University and the Global Summit We’re living in the era of exponential change. No institution on the planet covers this topic with more fervor than Singularity University. Founded by futurists and innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis, SU is now world famous for helping organizations across the globe open their respective eyes to the exponential changes happening due to
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USA Diving Tracks Health and Performance Data with Crowdsourced iPad App
From weekend warriors to professional athletes, competitors in every sport today rely on technology to track their health and performance. Apps, wearables, and monitoring devices are just a few of the tools athletes use to capture data and find a competitive edge. Here at Topcoder, we’re extremely excited that an app built by the Topcoder iOS Community is being used by some of the world’s
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