The Topcoder Platform is updated frequently with new functionality and bug fixes to better the experience of you, the user. We will be documenting all changes made to the platform’s products via the changelog.
January 3rd, 2024
Challenges: Challenge listings and details now support points-based challenges.
December 13th, 2023
Challenges: Support has been added for filtering Innovation Challenges, both in the challenges listing and the dashboard.
December 5th, 2023
Profiles: The profiles page for members has been expanded with more history and details for individual tracks
Profiles: The historical data loader has been fixed, so missing historical data should now be visible.
Academy: Standardized skills for Topcoder Academy courses and certifications are now used.
Connect: In Connect now, when gigs are updated in a project, those updates are synced through to the TaaS APIs and down to Recruit CRM.
Work Manager: The endpoints used for skills association have been updated to use the new Standardized Skills APIs
Talent Search: Optimised the talent search with new fields from the member API.
Challenge Listing: Updated the look and feel of skills and tags on challenge listing and challenge details pages.
November 14th, 2023
Work Manager: Fixed a bug where copilots couldn’t assign a task to themselves, even before activation.
November 9th, 2023
Standardised skills API: A new API has been deployed to find, apply, and update skills for members, challenges, and gigs. Processors have been deployed to help with applying skills at the end of challenges and gigs.
Onboarding: Skill selection now uses the standardised skills and the new standardised skills API
Profiles Skill selection and display now uses the standardised skills and the new standardised skills API
Talent Search Skill selection, search, and display now uses the standardised skills and the new standardised skills API. The matching algorithm has been enhanced to take user login, and traits into account.
Member API: Updated to return new standardised skills, and to support searching on new standardised skills.
Projects Service: Updated to support sending enhanced standardised skill information to the TaaS API when creating jobs.
TaaS APIs: Updated to use enhanced skill data when sending Kafka messages, for Zapier to pick up when syncing to RecruitCRM.
TaaS ES Processor: Updated to use enhanced skill data when sending jobs to Zapier to pick up when syncing to RecruitCRM.
Community App: Support standardised skills on: gigs and gig applications, challenge listing, challenge details.
Work Manager: Support standardised skills when creating challenges, and stop forcing copilots and PMs to apply tags.
Connect: Support standardised skills when creating TaaS gigs.
November 7th, 2023
Billing Account Service: Enhanced to lock budgets for ongoing challenges and unlock them upon challenge completion. Also includes a more detailed budget breakdown in the service response
Challenge API: Updated to compute an estimated spending limit for a challenge and interact with the Billing Account service to lock the required budget, and unlock the consumed budget at challenge completion
Salesforce Enhancements: A new auth-protected endpoint has been introduced for real-time updates to BA actuals and payments. This decouples Salesforce from Looker. TAAS processes have been improved to use v5 Member API instead of V3 Member API.
Payment API: Introduces a new microservice for generating payment records, although it will not yet handle withdrawals in this release. With this release there is no change in the existing payment processes, but is a foundational step in replacing the legacy payment processing step.
Harmony: A new data pipeline for handling arbitrary events and data.
Lambda - BA Consumer: A new lambda function that responds to messages in an SQS queue from Harmony and updates Salesforce BA actuals.
Real-time Budget Deductions: Upon creating a challenge, the estimated cost is immediately subtracted from the BA’s remaining budget, enhancing real-time financial oversight and prevent overages and thus the need for budget movements.
Real-time BA Updates: We are replacing the current loader and looker API based system with a real-time Salesforce consumer, which will instantly update Salesforce BA actuals.
November 1st, 2023
Harmony: The new billing account service updates below are the first to use the new Harmony pipeline for message queueing and notifications between services.
Work Manager: Upon creating a challenge, the estimated cost is immediately subtracted from the billing account’s remaining budget, enhancing real-time financial oversight and prevent overages and thus the need for budget movements.
October 18th, 2023
Timeline Wall: assets are now served via CloudFront, and video thumbnails now come from video tags instead of server-generated images.
September 26th, 2023
Member Profiles: Add missing rating charts to member profiles that have data.
September 18th, 2023
Changelog: This page will be updated for every release of the core platform sites and tools.
Limits to self-assigned tasks: Copilots can no longer activate or close tasks assigned to themselves. Copilots must now create the task, assign it to themselves, but email the link to the task to a PM or admin for activation and approval.