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[Topcoder] for Developers and specific use cases and mentions on how and why it works.

[Topcoder] for Developers and specific use cases and mentions on how and why it works.

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    [Topcoder] for Developers - Dublin Salesforce User Group [Topcoder] for Developers - Dublin Salesforce User Group Presentation Transcript

    • Can you relate?
    • Introduction to... [topcoder] for Developers Joshua Hoskins, April 2014
    • Feeling a bit boxed in? While at work I’m.... ● consistently reactive? ● learning new technologies? ● given time to innovate? ● stuck in a circular fashion with people you “enjoy” working with? Over the weekend I... ● want to do something valuable quick & cool. ● lack motivation, cool = bigger than a breadbox. ● want to switch off
    • What makes a developer happy? ● Elegant Code ● The Next Thing - Feature or Technology ● Design Patterns - Making things easy ● Solving “Real” Problems! ● Feeling “Complete” ● INNOVATION
    • Additional Income -- Anyone?
    • Hello [topcoder]!
    • High Level Overview
    • Sample Challenge
    • Collaboration
    • Developers Like Y-O-U Submit
    • When you submit.... You’ve sharpened your skills to solve a “REAL” problem in an innovative way within a reasonable amount of time, with bragging rights.
    • DAYS Later... you have multiple results!
    • Solve for Innovation with [topcoder]
    • Widen Your Innovation Funnel
    • Why does it work? ● Elasticity, start anytime. ● Innovation, multiple versions. ● 62% More Effective
    • Use Case Example ● Pre-Sales / Design: ACME Portal ○ Example Input ○ Example Output ○ Ability to Quickly drive Vision ● Delivery / Development: APEX Calculator ○ Example Input ○ Results
    • What are you doing THIS Weekend? Checkout topcoder.com
    • Can your weekend be converted?