Welcome to the Remix Challenge

Think you can build a better Best Buy?
We do, and we’re launching the Remix Challenge to prove it.

How to Compete

Not sure where to get started? Learn more about Best Buy Remix and the Remix Challenge.


The Remix Challenge is proudly powered by TopCoder. Register to become
a member and start competing!

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Flat-Panel TV Finder Featured in the Weekly Ad

December 2nd, 2009

Awesome news! Last week and this week the Flat-Panel TV Finder that was constructed with the help of the TopCoder community is featured in the Best Buy Weekly Ad. I took a picture with my phone, so sorry if the quality stinks:

This is great news for the community and shows off the awesome work you’ve all done. Hopefully we see more examples like this in the near future!

Great Results Of All The Hard Work!

November 12th, 2009

As you know we started this journey between Best Buy and TopCoder earlier this year. We’ve run contests for multiple things, and two of them have been recently testing on BestBuy.com with great results!

The Best Selling Laptop Carousel and the Mobile Phones Accessory Finder have shown very promising early results in improving the site experience for our customers. The accessory finder can be found here. The carousel was in a test on BestBuy.com and we are examining complete results. I’ll post a link to it when it’s fully implemented.

Everyone involved should be extremely proud of what we’ve done so far. I think it’s a great representation of what can be accomplished with TopCoder.

I’m especially looking forward to our upcoming Best Selling Widget. This will allow us to get the power of Remix into the hands of people who may not be able to develop their own solution!

I’ll be posting links to active results as we continue to implement solutions from by the Remix Challenge.

Best Selling Widget Development Powered by Remix!

October 12th, 2009

We are working to develop a widget using our best selling information by category with TopCoder!

Currently, the widget is in the storyboard stage of development; check out the details here.

Our goal is to make the powerful data of Remix available in an easy to use format that people can put on various sites (blog, Facebook, etc). The widget is being developed on the yourminis platform to do just that.

If you feel like you can help us design how the widget looks and works, enter the contest! We look forward to the results!

Interesting Remix Queries!

October 7th, 2009

Over on the Remix Blog I’ve put up a story about interesting Remix queries. We’ve started to periodically put out a Remix API query for people to check out the power of Remix, how you can manipulate the information, and what it looks like out of the API.

Have your own interesting query idea? Let us know!

API Updates and Remix Portal Round Two

September 25th, 2009

Greetings TopCoder and Remix Challenge competitors! We’ve performed some updates to the Remix API that we’d like to make sure you know about for potential use in Remix Challenge contests. Most notable is data on products frequently purchased with other products.

Check it out on the Remix Blog.

Also we are now in round two of the Remix Developer Portal Redesign contest! Congrats to the following round one winners:

  • revoblue
  • ali_raza_shaik
  • basuki
  • grandee
  • puchki

Round two will run until Tuesday, September 29th.