Appirio's Crowdsourcing Services Platform Evolves in Response to a Growing Connected Workforce

Recent Topcoder.com redesign offers a single unified experience for the nearly one million community members

Nov 19, 2015, 09:00 ET from Appirio

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The almost one million members of the Topcoder community, Appirio's global crowdsourcing community of designers, developers and data scientists, are now logging into an even more engaging, user-friendly experience. The latest upgrades to topcoder.com focus on simplicity and ease of use, making it easier than ever for members to learn new skills, earn cash prizes, and solve real-world business problems for customers such as Harvard Medical School, Honeywell, IBM, NASA, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

The latest release includes the following enhancements to Topcoder:

  • New site design and structure -- A new design makes the existing member experience simpler and easier to navigate, in addition to improving new member engagement within the community.
  • Revamped member profile pages -- Topcoder members now have a more powerful way to showcase their skills and accomplishments in a detailed and in-depth manner. Profile pages allow members to link to profiles on external sites, such as GitHub and StackOverflow.
  • Personalized member dashboard -- Dashboard improvements provide a more personalized experience that is tailored to a member's interests and activities. The dashboard provides information about a member's active challenges and intuitively displays information that is relevant to each user, such as future challenges or events a member might find interesting.
  • Improved mobile device experience -- The new site design delivers a greatly improved, responsive mobile browsing experience.

"The revamped Topcoder platform provides users with an experience that is more consistent and intuitive," said Alexander Castro, Appirio's Chief Technology Officer. "It is valuable for customers to be able to see the depth of talent and the skill of the community. With the new profile page, we can now combine information about a member based on their performance on Topcoder, with additional information provided by a member as well as leading sites in the ecosystem. This is just the beginning of what we'll be able to do with profiles."

Topcoder members recently showcased their skills in the intense annual Topcoder Open (TCO) competition, a year-long tournament comprised of a series of virtual and in-person global contests, leading up to the ultimate final battle for the Championship title, which was held in Indianapolis this past week.

Topcoder.com features are powered by a scalable architecture that will continue to be rolled out over the next 12 months.

For more information about enterprise crowdsourcing, please visit: http://appirio.com/services/crowdsourcing/

About Appirio
Appirio is a global services company that helps customers compete and win in the new cloud economy. As the leader in enterprise crowdsourcing, we deliver unmatched customer value by combining the world's top talent with a unique cloud services platform. Our platform harnesses the power of one of the world's largest crowdsourcing communities, thousands of ready to deploy assets, and leading cloud, industry and technical experts, to help our customers drive competitive advantage. Appirio is a trusted partner to some of the world's largest brands, including Cardinal Health, Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, Georgia-Pacific, Home Depot, Moen, and Sony PlayStation.

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