Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A New Home for The CloudSpokes Blog

@spartovi - Sal Partovi

We have a monumental task ahead of us. "CloudSpokes and TopCoder, Together" is no simple feat, and behind the scenes we are working very hard to blend and improve the experience for our community members, customers, and friends as efficiently as possible. You may have noticed that we've already begun posting TopCoder challenges on CloudSpokes, and vice versa. The time has now come for another integration.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Announcing the #SuperAwesome Cloud API Mashathon at TCO13

@timhicks24 - Tim Hicks

This year's TopCoder Open is a very special one. With the recent news of Appirio acquiring TopCoder, CloudSpokes now has the amazing opportunity to get involved in TCO13, and bring an all new track to next months event in Washington DC.

For the first time ever at a TopCoder Open, there will be an all new, all Cloud track. We're calling our hackathon "The #SuperAwesome Cloud API Mashathon", which features our own version of the Price is Right Wheel, and it's going to go a little something like this.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Final Frontier of Cloud Democratization - Technical Talent

Credit: Wikipedia
@spartovi - Sal Partovi

Think Different

In the early days of Salesforce, CEO Marc Benioff masterminded a brilliant marketing campaign titled, “No Software”. Perhaps inspired by Apple’s campaign around “Think Different”, the No Software mantra was clearly an emotional play, targeted to a very specific set of individuals.

Monday, September 23, 2013

In The News: CloudSpokes and TopCoder, Together (Round-up)

@spartovi - Sal Partovi

There was an impressive amount of news coverage on last week's announcement of Appirio's acquisition of TopCoder.

Below are the main news features and highlights of what will be remembered as a monumental tipping point for crowdsourcing in enterprise IT, as the combination of CloudSpokes and TopCoder creates the world's largest professional development and design community:

Thursday, September 19, 2013

CloudSpokes + TopCoder, A CloudSpoker’s Perspective via @talesforce

@timhicks24 - Tim Hicks

As everyone knows by now, CloudSpokes and our parent company Appirio, had a pretty eventful week. As soon as the news hit Tuesday morning, I reached out to longtime CloudSpoker and community rockstar Talesforce asking if he would share his thoughts on the announcement with the community. He graciously accepted and returned a draft back to me less than 2 hours later! (Hence the present tense for a post 2 days after the news)

Because of the flood of articles, and blogs focused on the acquisition news, I decided to hold onto Talesforce's piece so it wouldn't get lost in the mayhem, but believe now the time is right. Without further ado, check out Talesforce's perspective on the combination of CloudSpokes and TopCoder below.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Appirio Combines TopCoder and CloudSpokes - The Uber Cloud Services Company

@singhns - Narinder Singh

Yesterday, Appirio announced the acquisition of TopCoder and its combination with CloudSpokes to create a community of nearly 600,000 of designers, developers and data analytics experts.

Our journey with TopCoder and crowdsourcing began nearly five years ago when we used the community to help prepare for a keynote at’s Dreamforce conference.  Our success with the model made it clear that the cloud + the crowd was revolutionary.  Today, we take a significant step forward in making that vision a reality.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

CloudSpokes and TopCoder, Together - Two of the World’s Largest Dev Communities are Now One

@spartovi - Sal Partovi

Yes - you read that correctly. Today, CloudSpokes’ parent company, Appirio, has announced the acquisition of TopCoder with the intention of combining two of the best developer communities in the world.

CloudSpokes - as you all know - is the leader in crowdsourced cloud development, and is a crowdsourcing marketplace that matches companies who need development work with a worldwide community of more than 75,000 cloud experts. TopCoder is the world’s largest Open Innovation Community of digital creators with over half a million members from nearly every country in the world.

So what does this mean for you?