Is TopCoder dying?

28 posts Thu, Feb 9, 2023 at 12:50 PM in General Discussion

What are the plans for 2023? There are no new challenges in long time, only some practice challenges. No new entries in the callendar, lot of stalled projects. So, is the TopCoder still able to gain clients?

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  • KyleReeseKyleReese Re: Is TopCoder dying? (response to post by graphit)
    2 posts Mon, Feb 13, 2023 at 07:40 PM

    Surprised there is no response here? Seems to be headed in this trend for awhile.

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  • jmpld40jmpld40 Re: Is TopCoder dying? (response to post by graphit)
    431 posts Wed, Feb 15, 2023 at 10:21 PM

    We definitely have plans for 2023. There are always highs and lows with work at Topcoder and we appreciate your patience as work ramps up. We had a healthy increase of challenge work come through last quarter and it does take time with legal, paperwork, etc to get that work out as challenges to the community. January / February are also typically slow months.

    The operations and sales team are focusing on optimizing the amount of customer work that can be launched as public challenges as opposed to private tasks via platform. You’ll definitely see work pick up soon.

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  • wleitewleite Re: Is TopCoder dying? (response to post by graphit)
    86 posts Fri, Feb 24, 2023 at 11:12 PM

    Yes, it was.

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  • sr_jrsr_jr Re: Is TopCoder dying? (response to post by graphit)
    1 posts Sat, Sep 16, 2023 at 08:23 PM

    Looks like it is dead - in Sept i don't see challenges, I was out and back after like 2 yrs now and don't see a single challenge to work on.

    Am i looking at wrong place now for work?

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  • DaraKDaraK Re: Is TopCoder dying? (response to post by graphit)
    484 posts Wed, Nov 22, 2023 at 10:45 PM

    The volume of challenges was indeed all time low this year @sr_jr, but there is a plan to run AI challenges with big prizes in the next 6 months and in addition to that to focus on data science, design and development challenges too. There will be 4 AI challenges/month and have over $200,000 in prize money. Focus will be on AI, GPT and surrounding system. Stay tuned for more details as we start to roll these out!

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  • tavyandy97tavyandy97 Re: Is TopCoder dying? (response to post by graphit)
    23 posts Tue, Jan 23, 2024 at 03:04 AM

    Hey there 👋
    @DaraK been a while, any update regarding the challenges?

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  • BeckyE430BeckyE430 Re: Is TopCoder dying? (response to post by tavyandy97)
    75 posts Thu, Jan 25, 2024 at 09:19 PM

    Hi @tavyandy97, thank you for messaging! We recently held an Innovation Challenge and more will launch in February. We have other challenges coming up too - make sure to check the challenge listings over the next week!

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  • DaraKDaraK Re: Is TopCoder dying? (response to post by tavyandy97)
    484 posts Wed, Feb 14, 2024 at 05:56 PM

    @tavyandy97,

    If you're watching this thread and I hope you do, our second Innovation Challenge (AI Based) is now live and you can find it here:
    https://www.topcoder.com/challenges/34b90553-e885-4e7f-8ba1-af66305aae96

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