GLASTONBURY, Conn., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TopCoder, Inc., today announced that the company's CTO Mike Lydon will participate in the social computing and user generated content workshop held in conjunction with the 12th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (ACM-EC11) in San Jose June 5th. His presentation, "The Computing Power of Human Beings – The Human Cloud," will focus on systems and processes that can enable 21st century companies to harness large virtual communities to produce high value outcomes.
The presentation will discuss how such a model can deliver increased value and efficiency to customers through the breakdown of tasks, pricing and incentives, analyzing customer needs and minimizing system 'noise'. Optimization for quality using tools and measurements such as ratings for volatility and reliability in a competitive environment will be examined.
Lydon will draw upon his first hand experiences from building TopCoder into the world's most elite global community of more than 295,000 software developers and creative professionals. One of the more profound management paradigm shifts taking place in business today, TopCoder is leading the evolution of the traditional corporate enterprise into the "new corporation" structured around virtual communities of workers and clients. Lydon will provide a first-hand account of the implications of this new frontier.
Since 1999 the ACM Special Interest Group on Electronic Commerce (SIGecom) has sponsored the leading scientific conference on advances in theory, systems, and applications for electronic commerce. The Twelfth ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC'11) will feature invited speakers, paper presentations, workshops, and tutorials covering all areas of electronic commerce. The conference will be held from June 5 through June 9, 2011, in San Jose, California.
About TopCoder, Inc.
TopCoder is the world's largest competitive software development community with more than 295,000 developers 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.
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