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..."