TopCoder Community Celebrates 300,000 Member Milestone

June 29, 2011

Continued Growth for World’s Foremost Competitive Software Development and Creative Community for Open Innovation

GLASTONBURY, Conn., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – TopCoder, Inc., today announced that announced it has reached a major milestone as the TopCoder global community of registered members officially surpassed the 300,000 mark. The TopCoder community is comprised of professionals and students with expertise in a wide variety of fields including algorithms, computer science, physics, mathematics, medicine, graphic arts, design and many others. In the decade since the company’s inception, TopCoder has awarded more than $26.5 million for projects ranging in scale from full enterprise systems to conceptualization contests to marathon algorithm optimization matches down to simple bug races, all with some of the best programmers from around the globe.

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“TopCoder would not exist without our community,” said Jack Hughes, founder and chairman of TopCoder, Inc. “Whether Studio, algorithms or all of the facets of software development, I am constantly amazed by what the community can do for TopCoder and its clients.”

Members have competed in over 11,500 client competitions to date on the TopCoder platform. Current client work by members ranges from turnkey community platform builds, commercial B2B, ecommerce and healthcare systems for the Fortune 500 to algorithmic enhancements for NASA’s space program and a CS-STEM educational platform for DARPA.

About TopCoder, Inc.
TopCoder is the world’s largest competitive software development community with more than 300,000 registered members representing over 200 countries. TopCoder hosts the largest and most comprehensive developer ratings and performance metrics available. The TopCoder community builds software for a wide-ranging client base through a competitive, rigorous, standards based methodology. This methodology results in a highly consistent set of software components allowing a software-as-parts approach to application development. TopCoder makes this large library of software components built through competition available to all of our clients. Utilizing a world-wide member base and this library, TopCoder seeks to lower the cost of software development while increasing both the speed at which applications can be developed and the quality of the ultimate application. For more information about sponsoring TopCoder events and utilizing TopCoder’s software services and platforms, visit www.topcoder.com.

TopCoder is a registered trademark of TopCoder, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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