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2010-11-10 09:51:00

GLASTONBURY, Conn., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- TopCoder®, Inc. today announced that company Founder and Chairman Jack Hughes will be the recipient of the first ever NYSCI Vision & Venture Award. The award from the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is in recognition of "bold corporate vision to establish a creative environment for achievement in science and technology as an innovative and young company." The award will be presented on Tuesday, November 16 at NYSCI's...

2010-10-14 13:35:00

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- TopCoder®, Inc., the leader in online programming competition, skills assessment and competitive software development platforms, today announced the company has been awarded a $5.57 million contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the development of a new Internet-based platform for competitions and educational resources that will focus on realizing computer science, science, technology, engineering and math...

2010-10-13 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and Harvard University have established the NASA Tournament Lab (NTL), which will enable software developers to compete with each other to create the best computer code for NASA systems. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO)(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The NTL provides an online virtual facility for NASA researchers with a computational or complex data processing challenge to...

2010-09-30 13:08:00

GLASTONBURY, Conn., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- TopCoder®, Inc., the leader in online programming competition, skills assessment and competitive software development platforms, today announced PayPal and Facebook as sponsors of the 2010 TopCoder Open, the world's foremost competitive computer programming and creative design tournament. The companies join sponsor Yandex and patron NSA in their support of the event which takes place October 11th -14th at the MGM Mirage in Las...

2010-09-08 10:03:00

GLASTONBURY, Conn., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- TopCoder®, Inc., the leader in online programming competition, skills assessment and competitive software development platforms, today announced the 82 semifinalist the 2010 TopCoder Open (TCO), the world's foremost competitive computer programming and creative design tournament. The live rounds scheduled for October 11th -14th at the MGM Mirage in Las Vegas., will match the top finalists representing 28 countries within six...

2010-07-27 15:07:00

GLASTONBURY, Conn., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- TopCoder®, Inc., the leader in online software innovation and product development platforms, today announced the success of a pilot competition that tasked its global community of software programmers with helping to develop the next generation of capabilities NASA will need for its crews to live and work in space. Conducted by Harvard Business School and London Business School/MLab, the NASA-TopCoder Challenge asked TopCoder...

2010-06-01 10:30:00

GLASTONBURY, Conn., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- TopCoder®, Inc., the leader in online programming competition, skills assessment and competitive product development platforms, today announced it has reached a major milestone as the TopCoder global community of registered members officially surpassed the 250,000 mark. The TopCoder community is comprised of professionals and students with expertise in a wide variety of fields including algorithms, computer science, physics,...

2010-04-06 10:00:00

GLASTONBURY, Conn., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- TopCoder®, Inc., the leader in online programming competition, skills assessment and competitive software development platforms, today announced the National Security Agency (NSA) as patron and Yandex as sponsor of the 2010 TopCoder Open, the world's foremost competitive computer programming and creative design tournament. During the next four months of online competition, thousands of skilled competitors from around the globe...

2010-03-22 13:43:00

GLASTONBURY, Conn., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- TopCoder®, Inc., the leader in online programming competition, skills assessment and competitive software development, today announced Gennady Korotkevich a student from School #56 in Gomel, Belarus, as champion of the 2010 TopCoder High School global programming tournament. Korotkevich prevailed over a final field of 100 skilled young algorithmists from 11 countries and earned a $3,000 share of the $10,000 total prize purse....

2009-12-22 11:50:00

GLASTONBURY, Conn., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- TopCoder®, Inc., today announced the winning algorithm in a coding competition challenging competitors to crack the famous World War II Enigma encryption machine. Building on some of the ideas of his predecessors, TopCoder member Po-Ru Loh, aka ploh, a Ph.D. student in Mathematics at MIT, was able to partially defeat the machine with consistency. Although Loh's winning algorithm was unable to crack the complex code every time,...


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