Hope everyone is keeping safe. I just wanted to drop in a quick announcement and some thank you notes!
I would be leaving Topcoder next week and going forward all Topcoder announcements will be made from the Topcoder_Updates account. Feel free to drop a message to Topcoder Updates or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions related to Topcoder Competitions.
And most importantly Thank You! Thank you to each one of you who competed and made this community a living example of a great community. I was very lucky to have driven a part of it at Topcoder Competitions.
I am and will always be a
competitive programming community fan even though I don't compete anymore. Most of the friends I have made and the learnings I have had are because of this community. Meeting you all at various events, chatting with you all during the contests, seeing you help each other & grow, and of course celebrating each other's success and more importantly just learning from all of your experiences. I had a great time, all those tournaments, Humblefool Cups, TCC, TCOs, University Contests, SRMs, all-nighter contests, leaderboards. It has been a great ride!
While I was at Topcoder, we made a constant effort to make the contests as educative and exciting as possible to give back to the competitive programming community that has helped most of us in various ways.
I know a long time concern has been the arena and the website navigation. The senior management at Topcoder understands the importance of Competitive Programming and is also working to address the current pain points, not only from the arena perspective but also from a UX perspective to make things easier. So good things are coming.
I tried my best to serve this community and hope I was able to do a good job at that. I will be around, on the other side as a member, learning and growing, with everyone.
Thank You Again!