RELEASES & UPDATES

Transforming How The World Works

Topcoder X V5 Release

June 16, 2021

WHAT’S NEW & IMPROVED
  • Duplicates will no longer be created on reopening, the original issue is reopened
  • Git Access Links – Fix for URL failures when joining a repository
  • Tasks now appear in Work Manager
  • TaaS Intake: Updated the markdown editor in the TaaS intake form to have the same capabilities as the markdown editor in Work Manager.
  • UX update in x.topcoder.com – New improved UX for viewing git access group
  • TCX Issues migrated to V5 Tasks: Full featured API release to support all TCX issues as Tasks on the Topcoder platform. These V5 Tasks are built on all new infrastructure allowing faster and more stable production environments.

Connect Billing Accounts

June 10, 2021

Resolved Bug List
  • Billing Account warnings: You will now be warned as you approach your spending limits on the Topcoder platform. If the billing account is expired or over budget, spending will be stopped on the platform.

PGS 21.2

Q2 – 2021

UPDATED PROJECT PLAN

Project plan is overly complex in both the maintenance and the information conveyed. They require a lot of reading and are not regularly maintained, which presents an inaccurate view of the project’s progress. We’re aiming to fix that.

WHAT’S NEW & IMPROVED
  • Easier setup and maintenance of project plan such that accurate project related information is presented/maintained for checking delivery plan and progress
  • Solves inaccurate view of the project’s delivery progress (i.e. completed milestone)

PGS 21.1

Q1 – 2021

TALENT AS A SERVICE (TaaS) APP

Talent as a Service (TaaS) released as the customer facing experience on the Topcoder Platform. Navigate within TaaS here: https://platform.topcoder.com/taas

WHAT’S NEW & IMPROVED
  • Relevant information about the TaaS team, whether the staffing is in progress, or delivery is ongoing now summarized for easy viewing
  • Members who have completed the placement process and are engaged to work on the project displayed on All Team Members in TaaS
  • Enhanced TaaS UX by allowing users with access to a TaaS team to edit existing jobs, or add new jobs directly from the TaaS App UI
  • Improved member adding capability by allowing other Topcoder users to be added to a TaaS Team directly in TaaS App
  • Latest Auth0 flow integrated for seamless logins in between Topcoder websites and administrative UI for Topcoder X
  • Added “assign to me” feature for tasks, and new “delete” capability for challenges/tasks in Work Manager
  • Updated “Groups” searching to use a fuzzy filter for responsive character-matching returns in Work Manager
  • Added hyperlink to specification templates (a separate Git repo) under Public/Private specification sections, which can be used as reference on questions/answers to include in the specification based upon type of work
  • Initiated beta testing of Topcoder mobile application in iOS – More to come!

SEA 20.3

Q3 – 2020

WORK MANAGEMENT APP

WHAT’S NEW & IMPROVED
  • Enhanced active project status logic for better accuracy and accessibility
  • Updated project plan design templates for process alignment
  • Standing up new, simplified work management application for challenges and tasks

SEA 20.2

Q2 – 2020

USER LEVEL REPORTING

Updated Task Timeline

WHAT’S NEW & IMPROVED
  • Introduced user level reporting for in-depth breakdown of tasks
  • Released new registrant, project/TaaS onboarding experiences
  • Updated task timeline events and simplified the types of available challenges
  • Enabled in-all training and populated support content
  • Updated dynamic behavior of progressive profile completion
  • Improved profile required field segmentation based
  • Introduced progressive profile completion and simplified internal project intake
  • Improved Copilot request process
  • Simplified Topcoder Employee project invitations

SEA 20.1

Q1 – 2020

UPDATED ASSET LIBRARY

WHAT’S NEW & IMPROVED
  • Released enhancements in assets library to allow easier filtering/sorting for files/links retrieval
  • Enabled project status automations leveraging Salesforce events
  • Refined project catalog UI with increased spaces for solution description, listed deliverables and case study links

HOU 19.3

Q4 – 2019

WORKING HOURS

WHAT’S NEW & IMPROVED
  • Released beta version of VSCode IDE extension
  • Enabled Salesforce event based data sharing
  • Introduced working hours and time zones feature for improved operability

HOU 19.2

Q3 – 2019

WHAT’S NEW & IMPROVED
  • Created data science health dashboard to be proactive about potential challenge issues
  • Released enhancements to registration, profile and team invitation workflows
  • Improved intake forms (pricing, sizing updates, lead routing)
  • Introduced new sales and architect user roles
  • Added expanded scoring details on marathon leaderboards

HOU 19.1

Q1/Q2 – 2019

Enhanced Discussions

WHAT’S NEW & IMPROVED
  • Enabled new message notification badges on project cards in dashboard view
  • Released capability for uploading attachments and pictures in discussion threads
  • Updated login and registration workflow
  • Setup TaaS pool monitoring to understand usage and member capacity
  • Notification badges on discussion threads now visible

DFW 18.1

Q4 – 2018

WHAT’S NEW & IMPROVED
  • Enabled new message notification badges on project cards in dashboard view
  • Released capability for uploading attachments and pictures in discussion threads
  • Updated login and registration workflow
  • Setup TaaS pool monitoring to understand usage and member capacity
  • Notification badges on discussion threads now visible

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