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  • TCO17 Beijing Regionals

    TCO17 Beijing Regionals

    After an all amazing last year TCO16 Beijing Regionals we were very excited to go back and do an event in... The post TCO17 Beijing Regionals appeared first on Topcoder.

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  • Generating Combinations

    Generating Combinations

    This week I’d like to share my favorite methods for generating combinations of elements. Combinations are O(2^n) so we generally only... The post Generating Combinations appeared first on Topcoder.

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  • Get to Know Topcoder CEO Mike Morris on Talking Cities Podcast

    Get to Know Topcoder CEO Mike Morris on Talking Cities Podcast

    How did Topcoder get started? Why use gamification to build a crowdsourcing community? How do businesses use Topcoder to achieve faster... The post Get to Know Topcoder CEO Mike Morris on Talking...

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  • 10 Years of Problem Writing: My Favorite Problems

    10 Years of Problem Writing: My Favorite Problems

    This June I’m celebrating an anniversary – exactly 10 years since the fateful “Ok, HS SRM 34 is yours” email from... The post 10 Years of Problem Writing: My Favorite Problems appeared first on...

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  • A 9-Year-Old Girl Invented a Wearable to Fight Childhood Obesity

    A 9-Year-Old Girl Invented a Wearable to Fight Childhood Obesity

    Move over, Fitbit — there’s a new wearable in town. Last month, nine-year-old Andie Nugent won the 1st place Topcoder Disruptive... The post A 9-Year-Old Girl Invented a Wearable to Fight...

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  • 10 Useful Design Techniques to Master Visual Hierarchy

    10 Useful Design Techniques to Master Visual Hierarchy

    I have been registered on Topcoder since June 2011 and started competing in 2013. With no background in design, I just... The post 10 Useful Design Techniques to Master Visual Hierarchy appeared...

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  • Innovating at Scale with Crowdsourcing: 5 Steps to Master

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  • Learning and Understanding Big-O Notation

    Learning and Understanding Big-O Notation

    We’ve all heard of Big(O). It’s something most of us learn in college and promptly forget. We also know it’s something... The post Learning and Understanding Big-O Notation appeared first on Topcoder.

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  • Selfie Day Contest – Win a Topcoder T-shirt!

    Selfie Day Contest – Win a Topcoder T-shirt!

    Did you know that June 21st is Selfie Day! An entire day and holiday dedicated to the art of taking a... The post Selfie Day Contest – Win a Topcoder T-shirt! appeared first on Topcoder.

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  • The Making of a TCO Development Champion – Sky_ is the Limit!

    The Making of a TCO Development Champion – Sky_ is the Limit!

    There are developers, there are good developers, and then there are champion developers who are experts at their craft in a... The post The Making of a TCO Development Champion – Sky_ is the...

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  • Loud About Crowdsourcing Episode #4: GE & Competitive Collaboration

    Loud About Crowdsourcing Episode #4: GE & Competitive Collaboration

    There’s only one podcast discussing the tech world’s hottest topics: crowdsourcing, open innovation, and co-creation. “Loud About Crowdsourcing” is Topcoder’s podcast... The post Loud About...

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  • How is Crowdsourcing More Secure Than Traditional Means of Software Development?

    How is Crowdsourcing More Secure Than Traditional Means of Software Development?

    People make mistakes. We’re only human. But in business, human error can become a risk — whether nefarious or accidental. The... The post How is Crowdsourcing More Secure Than Traditional Means of...

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  • 10 Years Of Problemwriting: An Interview With Nickolas (Mariia Mykhailova)

    10 Years Of Problemwriting: An Interview With Nickolas (Mariia Mykhailova)

    Nickolas is a member of Topcoder since 2005. She is a problem writer for Marathon and Algorithm competitions. Her archive includes... The post 10 Years Of Problemwriting: An Interview With...

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  • What Do Positionless Basketball and Software Development Have in Common?

    What Do Positionless Basketball and Software Development Have in Common?

    Two things I love are sports and coding. Luckily for me, I combine both daily at Topcoder. As a child of... The post What Do Positionless Basketball and Software Development Have in Common?...

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  • Getting Started with ReactJS

    Getting Started with ReactJS

    Have you ever thought of passing your HTML code into JavaScript code? How about displaying HTML elements via JavaScript? All of... The post Getting Started with ReactJS appeared first on Topcoder.

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  • DS Weekly Challenges: Results

    DS Weekly Challenges: Results

    I’ve fallen behind on publishing the results of past Data Science challenges – well, that’s what one gets for running challenges... The post DS Weekly Challenges: Results appeared first on Topcoder.

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  • From Idea to App... in Record Time

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  • Ask a Member: Building and Deploying an App for Topcoder

    Ask a Member: Building and Deploying an App for Topcoder

    We often work directly with members of the Topcoder Community to execute on development and design work for Topcoder. Sometimes, our... The post Ask a Member: Building and Deploying an App for...

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  • TCO17 – A Battle for iOS Supremacy!

    TCO17 – A Battle for iOS Supremacy!

    It’s WWDC week and Apple just did the WWDC17 keynote on Monday, therefore it’s most appropriate we show some iOS love... The post TCO17 – A Battle for iOS Supremacy! appeared first on Topcoder.

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  • What is Cognitive? How to Leverage Today’s Top Technologies

    What is Cognitive? How to Leverage Today’s Top Technologies

    The term “cognitive computing” has been in use since 2011, when IBM Watson won Jeopardy in an impressive fashion. Before 2011,... The post What is Cognitive? How to Leverage Today’s Top...

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  • Accelerating Science with Crowdsourcing: How Topcoder Sped up GWAS Analysis

    Accelerating Science with Crowdsourcing: How Topcoder Sped up GWAS Analysis

    Precision medicine is one of the brightest stars rising in medicine and technology today. Simply put, precision medicine the practice of... The post Accelerating Science with Crowdsourcing: How...

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  • Why Sketching is as Important as Design

    Why Sketching is as Important as Design

    A long time ago in elementary school, among the basics areas to study, was drawing. I hated drawing, not only because... The post Why Sketching is as Important as Design appeared first on Topcoder.

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