ConsenSys, Topcoder Partner to Create Ethereum Engineering Communitybr>
Topcoder is a workforce marketplace with 1.1 million developers, designers, and data scientists around the world. For more than a decade, Topcoder has helped organizations including IBM, Honeywell, NASA Tournament Lab, Harvard Medical School, and eBay accelerate innovation, solve challenging problems, and tap into hard-to-find skills. Enterprises distribute work to our global network through the Topcoder Marketplace, where individuals with the right skills participate in competitions to win money, build skills, and earn recognition.
Topcoder became a part of Wipro, a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company in November 2016.
The partnership between Topcoder and ConsenSys is driven by a growing demand from Fortune 500 companies to leverage ethereum, one of the fastest growing blockchain technologies, to transform themselves. Some of the world’s biggest enterprises across government, food & drug, healthcare and finance industries are looking to build and scale blockchain’s potential via Topcoder engineers, according to the official release.
The new community will provide Topcoder members access to the ethereum code and tool suite, tutorials, and mock challenges to help them build their familiarity and skillset on behalf of new real-world blockchain deployments.
Topcoder CEO Mike Morris said that blockchain technology is set to disrupt companies in the same way that cloud and mobile have done, with ethereum showing the greatest potential among leading corporate innovators.
“Companies require the best minds working on it, driven by competition-proven performance – and only Topcoder has that depth of talent at scale,” said Morris.
ConsenSys CEO Joseph Lubin said that the company’s mission has been to create the blockchain ecosystem for the developers by building core technology and developer tools like Metamask and Infura, supporting education through ConsenSys Academy, and building up enterprise consortia with the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance.
“Our partnership with Topcoder takes this to another level, by giving developers the tools and resources needed to discover, learn, and build on ethereum blockchain,” said Lubin.