Build a fantastic app utilizing the selected APIs.
A panel of judges for the Final Round will be reviewing based on the following:
|Innovation (20%)||The submission creates an innovative and creative solution to a known problem or creates a new market opportunity using the APIs. Innovation is not strictly about ideas, the submission also executes on the innovative idea (1 – 4)|
|Usage of at least two of the API (20%)||The submission makes creative and great use of the selected APIs. (1 – 4)|
|Usage of cloud platforms (20%)||System takes advantage of being built on a cloud platform.|
|Overall (40%)||- The submission is easy for end users to use and consume. (1 – 4)|
- The application is complete and usable. (1 – 4)
- Is the submission a high quality submission? Would you use this application? (1 – 4)
How to Submit
Round 1 contestants will submit their info to a Google doc for initial judging (complete information will be emailed after signup). For the Final Round, the top 10 entries will upload their submissions to a topcoder challenge for judging.
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|First place of a SuperAwesome Cloud API Mashathon||$10,000|
|Second place of a SuperAwesome Cloud API Mashathon||$4,000|
|Third place of a SuperAwesome Cloud API Mashathon||$2,000|
Special “Day Of” Prizes
$4,000 in prize money available for various categories (coolest app, most creative, best use of api, etc.) determined during judging.
The SuperAwesome Cloud API Mashathon is brought to you by
Algorithm Competitions at topcoder are epic; the most popular type of competition that has been bringing members to our community for over 10 years! An Algorithm Competition lets you battle with code against the best of the best. You have to solve problems as quickly and as accurately as you can – and hope no one finds a bug in your code!
At the 2014 Topcoder Open, we will be hosting several Pickup Algorithm competitions. This means that all the non-Algorithm finalists will also have a shot at winning an Algorithm Competition at the onsite event! Plus there will be prizes!
Bring your laptop to the event.
Check in at the Algorithm Table at the TCO14 at least one hour prior to the Pickup Competition to get your registration code.
Log in using Web Arena and register using your code.
In order to be eligible for these contests, you must be present at the 2014 Topcoder Open. You must agree to the TCO14 terms here upon registration of the event.
You must use the new Web Arena for these competitions.
TCO14 Algorithm and Marathon Finalists are not eligible for these competitions.
There will be four Pickup Algorithm Competitions taking place in total over three days at the TCO. Check out the agenda here.
|First 50 registrants for a Pickup Algorithm Competition||Special TCO14 t-shirt|
|First place of a Pickup Algorithm Competition||$500*|
|Second place of a Pickup Algorithm Competition||$250|
|Third place of a Pickup Algorithm Competition||$100|
*You can only win one first prize award.