What is Toptal?
Toptal is a worldwide remote company. It offers a huge platform to the freelancers and connects businesses with software engineers, designers, and business consultants. The company has no headquarters.
Toptal received a $1.4 million initial funding of financing from Andreesen Horowitz and angel investors including Quora founder Adam D’Angelo. The company is said not to have enhanced additional funds since its seed round because it has been advantageous. In 2015 and 2016, Toptal’s annual income was $80 million and $100 million respectively.
TopTal Speed Coding Challenge
As one of the most popular coding competitions in the world, the TopTal Speed Coding Challenge presents a set of interesting challenges that participants need to solve as quickly as possible to earn points. The points are assigned on the basis of the difficulty of the task and the speed with which a participant solves it. Extra points are also assigned for the time left upon early completion of the task.
When it came to real competition, there was only one country clearly standing out. With a total of five participants grabbing the top 50 finishers in the final leader board, Pakistan achieved the honor of fielding the most Top 50 Finishers of any country participating in the challenge.
A Pakistani Participant Mallu was the highest-ranking in the speed coding challenge with a fourth-place finish. He gained an impressive total of 3494 points.
Other countries including Bangladesh, Brazil, and Serbia ended up tying for the second-highest number of top 50 finishes. Each of them was represented by three participants in the Top 50 Finishers. However, Malaysia, Nigeria, Croatia, Sri Lanka, and Turkey, tying for two Top 50 Finisher positions each.
Seeing this news, Twitter users were happy and praised the talented coders of Pakistan. Many people think that this is an unused ability that needs to be further highlighted. One Twitter user asked to open free coding schools for all IT students and make it mandatory for IT students to learn app building.