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Press Releases
Taiwanese Developer Hsiao Wei Chen Wins Seventh Toptal Scholarship
Today, we are thrilled to announce the seventh winner of the scholarship, Hsiao Wei Chen, a Taiwanese game developer who aspires to start her own incubator for game developers in the Philippines and in Taiwan.
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2016

Taiwanese Developer Hsiao Wei Chen Wins Seventh Toptal ScholarshipToday, we are thrilled to announce the seventh winner of the scholarship, Hsiao Wei Chen, a Taiwanese game developer who aspires to start her own incubator for game developers in the Philippines and in Taiwan.
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Bolivian Developer Yasett Acurana Wins Sixth Toptal ScholarshipToday, we are thrilled to announce the sixth winner of the Toptal STEM Scholarships for Women, Yasett Gisela Acurana Flores. Yasett is a Bolivian software developer who is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Information Technology at Universidad de Chile with the goal of becoming a Professor of Computer Science.
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Toptal Survey: Recent Grads Care More About Money than Using their Degree—or Job FlexibilityToptal, the world’s leading provider of senior freelance software engineering talent, today released the findings of its annual Recent Grad Survey, which examines the behavior of 1,000 recent college grads when it comes to finding jobs. This year's survey focused on what American grads prioritize when job hunting and what behaviors they most dislike in potential employers, as well as how they feel about the possibility of freelancing full time.
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American Developer Rachell Calhoun Wins Fifth Toptal ScholarshipToday, we are thrilled to announce the fifth winner of Toptal STEM Scholarships for Women, Rachell Calhoun. Rachell is an English teacher living in South Korea, the organizer of Django Girls Seoul, and an aspiring full-stack developer.
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American Developer Tondi Butler Wins Fourth Toptal ScholarshipToday, we’re thrilled to announce that the fourth winner of the scholarship is Tondi Butler, a Health IT Manager from Cleveland, Ohio, who is also the inspiring founder of T.E.A.M.S. Ohio, an amazing non-profit that introduces underprivileged teenagers in Cleveland/Akron to careers in STEM.
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Toptal Acquires Business Talent Marketplace SkillbridgeToptal today announced the acquisition of Skillbridge, an innovative platform in the on-demand business talent space, for an undisclosed sum. The combined entity will leverage Toptal’s robust technology platform to quickly expand its network of talent and scale product offerings, while maintaining the white-glove matching service and high-level of support that clients of both companies have come to rely upon.
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Argentinian Developer Gabriela Mancini Wins Third Toptal ScholarshipToday, we could not be more excited to announce that Gabriela Mancini, freelance designer and former primary school teacher from Córdoba, Argentina, is the third winner of the scholarship. Gabriela is incredibly passionate about software engineering and is developing her skills so that she can build an educational platform to help students across Argentina learn to read and write online.
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Slovenian Developer Ana Sustic Wins Second Toptal ScholarshipToday, we are thrilled to announce the second winner of the Toptal Scholarships for Female Developers program, Ana Sustic from Ljubljana, Slovenia. Ana is a System Administrator and Project Manager at the Blood Transfusion Center of Slovenia and a highly motivated technologist with amazing plans to build her engineering skills and use them to improve the workflow of her colleagues.
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Toptal Launches TopTracker, a Free Time Tracking App For FreelancersTopTracker is the first and only completely free tracking tool that helps remote teams track their time without being tied to a specific freelance marketplace. TopTracker is a standalone product and is free for all users, with a clean, elegant desktop and web app that helps freelancers and managers work with their teams effortlessly.
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2015

Nepalese Developer Rojina Bajracharya Wins First Toptal ScholarshipToday, we are thrilled to announce the first winner of the Toptal Scholarship for Female Developers, Rojina Bajracharya. Rojina is an incredibly inspiring, motivated Python developer, entrepreneur, and mentor from Bhaktapur, Nepal. She will receive $5,000, as well as one year of weekly one-on-one mentorship with a Toptal senior developer, to support her goal of having a successful career as a professional software developer.
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Toptal Launches Scholarships For Female Developers As part of its commitment towards forming the strongest core engineering teams and engineering talent network possible, Toptal is welcoming women from across the world of any education level to apply to win one of 12 scholarships over the next year. Winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship and weekly one-on-one technical training and mentorship from a Toptal senior software engineer to help them pursue their goals as future professional software engineers.
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Announcing Toptal DesignersToptal, the world’s leading provider of senior freelance software engineering talent, today announced the addition of expert designers to its exclusive global freelance community. Responding to client demand, Toptal will provide clients with the essential digital design talent needed to make their projects come to life.
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Toptal Donates $1 Million of In-Kind Tutoring and $100K In Scholarships to General Assembly’s Opportunity Fund to Improve Opportunities for Disadvantaged Groups in Technology; Creates Toptal Global Mentors ProgramVolunteers from Toptal’s Elite Software Development Network to Mentor General Assembly Students and Alumni Remotely, Addressing Both Lack of Diversity and Gap in Software Talent in the Tech Industry
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Toptal Offers Its Elite Programming Talent At Reduced Cost To Startup EntrepreneursToptal, the world’s leading provider of elite freelance software development talent, today announced that it is offering a 20% discount to startup companies that have received seed funding from startup accelerators Y Combinator, Techstars, and 500 Startups.
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Toptal Delivers the Top Three Percent of Developers Worldwide to Help Companies Address the Shortage of Elite Technical TalentCompany is on an $80M+ Revenue Run Rate by Fixing a Broken Talent Marketplace Model with a Service that Pre-screens and Custom Matches Proven Engineers to a Client's Team and Project.
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