Component Design Competition Summary

ivernThursday, May 15, 2008
Introduction by ivern

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Pops is the new Component Design Champion!

Pops is the new Component Design Champion!

This year's component project was part of a combined effort between the Components and Studio tracks to build a small visual application within the timeframe of the TCO finals. This application displays TopCoder members that are "related" to a specified member through one or more of a variety of metrics, and places these members on the screen at a distance from the original member inversely proportional to how "related" they are. The sample application allows the user to specify geographical location, rating, and TopCoder match overlap as metrics for the visualization.

The Components tracks were responsible for building the business logic for calculating distances between members as a component. TopCoder provided the component competitors with sample member data, as well as a data access layer with a reference implementation to read the sample data.

The overall winner of the design competition, which took place on Monday and lasted six hours, was Pops with a Java submission. Wendell submitted the top .NET solution and both of their designs became inputs to the development competition, which ran on Wednesday and lasted eight and a half hours. After reviews were done, romanoTC emerged as the overall development winner.

Congratulations to the winners, and a special thanks to adic, Ghostar, nhzp339, aksonov, TheCois, and cnettel for delivering a true reviewing tour de force this week.

Component Design Competition Final Scores

Review Board
Competitor Rating adic Ghostar nhzp339 Link Total
Pops 2572 87.25 89.31 90.78 download 89.11
Luca 1502 87.06 89.09 88.59 download 88.25
ShindouHikaru 1582 86.16 85.97 90.34 download 87.49
Wendell 2152 81.53 81.97 86.91 download 83.47
dmks 1602 77.53 81.28 84.56 download 81.12
fabrizyo 1406 82.28 75.28 79.69 download 79.08
kyky 2788 77.38 79.41 74.84 download 77.21
argolite 1265 75.44 74.56 80.56 download 76.85
AleaActaEst 1304 76.56 75.94 78.03 download 76.84
tushak 1687 75.72 76.59 78.16 download 76.82