Earn, Learn, and Compete with the Best

Topcoder is home to a global community of designers, developers, data scientists, and competitive programmers and algorithmists. Topcoder gives you daily opportunities to work on interesting projects, prove your skills, earn money, and learn new technologies—no matter your age, gender, location, skill level, education, or experience.


The Topcoder Community is free to join and comes with great incentives.

Learn and practice
Participate in fun challenges, take advantage of members-only educational programs, and get to know your fellow community members in the Topcoder Forums. Topcoder is a competitive community, but members routinely share tips and insights even in the heat of competition.
Get paid to solve real-world problems
Customer projects are atomized into different design, development, and data science challenges for Topcoder Community members. Browse the challenge listings and register for contests that match your skills and pique your interest.
Compete head-to-head with the best

Participate in challenges to test your skills against top community members, and track your progress against the competition on leaderboards. Top-ranked community members earn peer recognition and are often recruited by prestigious technology companies like Google and GE.

Earn a Topcoder rating
Measure your skills against other Topcoder Community members by earning a Topcoder rating for different types of competitions, including algorithm, design, and development. Ratings are represented by different colors and displayed on each member’s profile.