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  • 2018 TCO Algorithm Round 1A Editorials

    2018 TCO Algorithm Round 1A Editorials

    This round’s author was Nickolas. 2018 TCO Algorithm Round 1A Easy: RedDragonInn In this problem, you are playing a board game... The post 2018 TCO Algorithm Round 1A Editorials appeared first on .

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  • Marathon Matches: Retro-Visualizers

    Marathon Matches: Retro-Visualizers

    One of the most important tools in a Marathon Match is a visualizer – a program which allows the participant to... The post Marathon Matches: Retro-Visualizers appeared first on .

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  • TCO18 Algorithm Byes Announced!

    TCO18 Algorithm Byes Announced!

    We are excited to announce the 2018 Topcoder Open Algorithm Competition Byes! These members won an automatic berth into round 2... The post TCO18 Algorithm Byes Announced! appeared first on .

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  • Time is of the Essence

    Time is of the Essence

    Whether you’re a Topcoder newbie, a veteran, or just an observer (like many of you may be), there’s a good chance... The post Time is of the Essence appeared first on .

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  • TopcoderLand – Meet The Admins

    TopcoderLand – Meet The Admins

    Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland is perhaps one of the most widely recognized books that has ever been written. Alice meets amusing... The post TopcoderLand – Meet The Admins appeared first on .

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  • The Hardest Easiest Problem in Topcoder history

    The Hardest Easiest Problem in Topcoder history

    With frequent SRMs on a year-round basis at Topcoder, the number of problems on the platform is constantly growing. Consequently, some... The post The Hardest Easiest Problem in Topcoder history...

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  • Innovating at Scale with Crowdsourcing: 5 Steps to Master

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  • March Madness Challenge Series With IBM Watson

    March Madness Challenge Series With IBM Watson

    IBM Watson entered my headspace not through the professional computer science route, but because it beat Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter... The post March Madness Challenge Series With IBM Watson...

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  • SRM 733 Results

    SRM 733 Results

    Topcoder competitors Kriii and tchizh placed first in Division I and II respectively for this fast-paced SRM. SRM 733 was sponsored... The post SRM 733 Results appeared first on .

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  • Design Tips to Succeed at Topcoder

    Design Tips to Succeed at Topcoder

    If you’re new to Topcoder design and you’re a beginner as well, seeing a large number of great designers, competing, might... The post Design Tips to Succeed at Topcoder appeared first on .

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  • The Complete Guide to Topcoder Marathon Matches – Curated Just for You!

    The Complete Guide to Topcoder Marathon Matches – Curated Just for You!

    How it All Started Where can I find Marathon Matches? How do I practice the old matches? Marathon Matches (MMs) have... The post The Complete Guide to Topcoder Marathon Matches – Curated Just for...

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  • Single Round Match 733 Editorials

    Single Round Match 733 Editorials

    The author of this round is [ltdtl]. Div II Easy::MinimizeAbsoluteDifferenceDiv2 In this problem, we have an expression with three integers a,b,c... The post Single Round Match 733 Editorials...

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  • Reliving Marathon Match 1

    Reliving Marathon Match 1

    Marathon Match 100 begins in 6 days. We have already begun the celebrations. Just in case you missed it, we have... The post Reliving Marathon Match 1 appeared first on .

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  • Upcoming for TCO18 and the Algorithm Competition

    Upcoming for TCO18 and the Algorithm Competition

    TCO18 Algorithm Rounds are beginning April 21, 2018. This year the rules are different. Previously, we had 3 online rounds, followed... The post Upcoming for TCO18 and the Algorithm Competition...

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  • Marathon Match 100 with Prizes & T-Shirts!

    Marathon Match 100 with Prizes & T-Shirts!

    Next week will be Marathon Match 100! 2005 was the year when it all started. Though we’ve done many more than 100... The post Marathon Match 100 with Prizes & T-Shirts! appeared first on .

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  • Marathon Matches: How They All Began

    Marathon Matches: How They All Began

    Back in 2005, Running Wild – one of our first community members – started a forum discussion regarding ‘week long contests’... The post Marathon Matches: How They All Began appeared first on .

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  • Google Code Jam Qualification Round Summary

    Google Code Jam Qualification Round Summary

    One of the most massive algorithm competitions started last weekend! Google Code Jam Qualification Round was held on Friday, April 6,... The post Google Code Jam Qualification Round Summary...

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  • 5 Reasons Why Topcoder is Not Your Average Crowdsourcing Community

    5 Reasons Why Topcoder is Not Your Average Crowdsourcing Community

    There is a lot of negativity in remote worker and freelancer groups on the internet whenever someone tries to open up... The post 5 Reasons Why Topcoder is Not Your Average Crowdsourcing Community...

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  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Keep Learning C/C++

    5 Reasons Why You Should Keep Learning C/C++

    Many programmers are frustrated in and leaning away toward the C/C++ programming languages because of the following reasons: (1) Very steep... The post 5 Reasons Why You Should Keep Learning C/C++...

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  • Topcoder’s 3 Big Winners at the New England Invention Convention

    Topcoder’s 3 Big Winners at the New England Invention Convention

    Last month, Topcoder CEO Mike Morris was a judge for one of our favorite annual events — the New England Invention... The post Topcoder’s 3 Big Winners at the New England Invention Convention...

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  • NAIPC 2018

    NAIPC 2018

    On March 24th, 2018, the North American Invitational Programming Contest (NAIPC) took place. This is the seventh installment of this contest.... The post NAIPC 2018 appeared first on .

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