Amid the gloom and uncertainty induced by the Covid-19 pandemic, Abidali Neemuchwala, CEO of Indian IT services giant Wipro, was upbeat about one thing during an April press briefing: Topcoder.
That’s the name of its on-demand digital talent platform—a freelance community of 1.6 million software developers, designers, and data scientists spanning over 200 countries. Topcoder allows them to improve their skills, earn money, experience and recognition, and helps enterprises across the world solve business problems.
Topcoder’s gig economy approach to coding has helped it build almost unprecedented scale. It claims to have 5X more engineers than Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter combined, and has provided solutions for leading enterprises such as Google, IBM, and Nasa.