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  • Binary Stride – A Variant On Binary Search

    Binary Stride – A Variant On Binary Search

    In this blog, let’s take a look at an iconic staple of computer science algorithms – the trusty binary search and... The post Binary Stride – A Variant On Binary Search appeared first on Topcoder.

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  • 2017 TCO Algorithm Round 2C Editorials

    2017 TCO Algorithm Round 2C Editorials

    TCO17Algorithm Round 2C Editorials are now published. Once again thanks to Egor for the editorial and overview of TCO17 Algorithm Round... The post 2017 TCO Algorithm Round 2C Editorials appeared...

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  • What It Means to Be a Developer in the Age of Cognitive Technology

    What It Means to Be a Developer in the Age of Cognitive Technology

    Robots will be able to do everything better than us. That’s what Elon Musk said at the 2017 annual National Governors... The post What It Means to Be a Developer in the Age of Cognitive Technology...

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  • I Didn’t Win A Checkpoint Prize – Should I Continue?

    I Didn’t Win A Checkpoint Prize – Should I Continue?

    “To be or not to be, that’s the dilemma” ~ Hell no Hamlet, you couldn’t possibly be more wrong! That is... The post I Didn’t Win A Checkpoint Prize – Should I Continue? appeared first on Topcoder.

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  • PoisonedWine Marathon Round Solution

    PoisonedWine Marathon Round Solution

    Introduction The last marathon round for this years TCO featured an interesting non-standard problem, with a time limit of 60 seconds... The post PoisonedWine Marathon Round Solution appeared...

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  • Data Science Weekly Challenge #11

    Data Science Weekly Challenge #11

    Weekly DS Challenges are nearing the end. Both Algorithm and Marathon tracks still have contests to happen before the list of... The post Data Science Weekly Challenge #11 appeared first on Topcoder.

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  • Playing with Problems II

    Playing with Problems II

    Continuing on last week’s theme of “playing with problems” let’s try it out with another fun problem: opening doors! There are... The post Playing with Problems II appeared first on Topcoder.

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  • Single Round Match 718 Editorials

    Single Round Match 718 Editorials

    Some of the SRM 718 Editorials are now published. Check out the editorials of the interesting SRM 718 problems below. Thanks to Srimaan1316, marcose18, Vetteru and bqi343 for... The post Single...

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  • The Problem with Your Small Business’s Website (and How to Fix It)

    The Problem with Your Small Business’s Website (and How to Fix It)

    Last year, B2B research firm Clutch reported that 46 percent of small businesses don’t have a website. So as it stands,... The post The Problem with Your Small Business’s Website (and How to Fix...

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  • Fresh Ideas & Inspiration: Topcoder Designers Collaborate For Fun

    Fresh Ideas & Inspiration: Topcoder Designers Collaborate For Fun

    Formative Stages Foreword from ToxicPixel May was an amazing month! Specifically because of the Tinker challenge. It unlocked a staggering amount... The post Fresh Ideas & Inspiration: Topcoder...

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  • TCO17 Marathon Round 3: Time To Apply Your Skills

    TCO17 Marathon Round 3: Time To Apply Your Skills

    Time has passed and the rest phase after the Round 2 of TCO Marathon track has ended. Now the Topcoder members... The post TCO17 Marathon Round 3: Time To Apply Your Skills appeared first on Topcoder.

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  • Topcoder Open: Solving Technology Challenges, Conquering Geographical & Timezone Barriers!

    Topcoder Open: Solving Technology Challenges, Conquering Geographical & Timezone Barriers!

    One of my favorite moments from TCO16 is this picture where all women finalists came together on stage to step up... The post Topcoder Open: Solving Technology Challenges, Conquering Geographical...

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  • Load Balanced Amazon ECS Deployments 101

    Load Balanced Amazon ECS Deployments 101

    Introduction Amazon’s new Application Load Balancer (ALB) combined with their EC2 Container Service (ECS) makes deploying scalable dockerized services a breeze.... The post Load Balanced Amazon...

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  • CAB Updates – July Meeting

    CAB Updates – July Meeting

    *note: unfortunately for this meeting our data science / algorithm representative, ltaravilse, was unable to make the meeting so we will... The post CAB Updates – July Meeting appeared first on...

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  • 2017 TCO Algorithm Round 2B Editorials

    2017 TCO Algorithm Round 2B Editorials

    TCO17Algorithm Round 2B Editorials are now published. Special thanks to Egor for the editorial and overview of TCO17 Algorithm Round 2B.... The post 2017 TCO Algorithm Round 2B Editorials appeared...

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  • TCO17 Round #2B Editorial

    TCO17 Round #2B Editorial

    Overview Round 2B presented penultimate opportunity to qualify to round 3. 40 more contestants seized that opportunity with dotory1158, _pperm and... The post TCO17 Round #2B Editorial appeared...

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  • It’s Your Chance to Talk to a Cassini Scientist About the Spacecraft, the Mission, & More

    It’s Your Chance to Talk to a Cassini Scientist About the Spacecraft, the Mission, & More

    Cassini took seven years to reach Saturn and has been there for 13 years. And this September, NASA is going to... The post It’s Your Chance to Talk to a Cassini Scientist About the Spacecraft, the...

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  • Understanding Color for UI Design

    Understanding Color for UI Design

    For me, color can be amusing and daunting at the same time, especially when I have no basis at all for... The post Understanding Color for UI Design appeared first on Topcoder.

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  • Single Round Match 717 Editorials

    Single Round Match 717 Editorials

    SRM 717 Editorials are now published. We are still awaiting the submission to the Div I Hard Problem. Thanks to Srimaan1316 and Shizhouxing... The post Single Round Match 717 Editorials appeared...

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  • Single Round Match 716 Editorials

    Single Round Match 716 Editorials

    SRM 716 Editorials are now published. We are still awaiting the submission to the Div I Hard problem. Thanks to survival07, Vetteru and Shizhouxing for contributing... The post Single Round Match...

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