New Topcoder Member and CEO - Excited to be here!
Hello, Topcoder community,
I would like to introduce myself to you. First, as a new Topcoder Community member [@dhanson] who is looking to learn and grow with all of you in the coming months and years, and secondly as Doug Hanson the new CEO of Topcoder where I am excited by the challenge and opportunity to guide this amazing and talented community and company into the future.
As a new community member, I have read Jessie’s welcome messages, explored the Topcoder platform, and dove into the history and legacy of Topcoder, competitive programming, marathon matches, development challenges, RUX challenges, skill builders… and of course the Topcoder Open. Over the past few months, I have been learning and absorbing what I can about this community and company and have been amazed by the raw talent and intense passion that exists here.
I am honored to be at the helm of Topcoder to continue to drive its potential and future while preserving the legacy that got us here.
In talks with the Topcoder team and many of our Topcoder members who work with us, it is clear that community matters and it has to continue to be the foundation of our business. I am going to focus on making sure our strategy puts the community first while also making sure we listen. I admire how Topcoder’s beginnings always included transparency with the community as well as taking your immeasurable feedback into consideration. I am also looking forward to meeting some of you virtually and even in person at one of our Topcoder Open events. It would be nice to get together in person again!
You can find me in the forums or in Topcoder Discord if you ever have any questions or want to chat. I want to fully be a part of this community and help make it a better place for you.