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Inc.: Put a Hacker to Work

Jan 25, 2006, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In the world of hard-core computer geeks, street cred is everything. Indeed, the only thing true programming nerds seem to enjoy more than competing with their peers is bragging about it when they win. A cash reward doesn't hurt either.

"That, in a nutshell, is the business model of TopCoder, a software developer based in Glastonbury, Conn., that has come up with an unusual way to tap into the global pool of tech talent. The company stages international code-writing tournaments--a kind of PGA Tour for hackers..."

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