Author: Jessie Ford

Topcoder Open Sponsor, Blizzard Entertainment, is hiring Topcoder members. Join Blizzard reps on January 11, 2017 at 20:00 just prior to SRM 705 for a chat session in the Arena to learn more about their career opportunities. They are going to be there answering your questions and telling you all about life at Blizzard. Learn…


I love the Topcoder community. To me, it’s one big family. Every day members are competing against each other but at the end of the day, we are all proud of our own. Abedavera just won another TCO Design Championship at TCO16. He won $10,000! Everyone else in the competition didn’t win $10,000. But look…


We are excited to announce Docker as a first-time TCO sponsor! Thank you, Docker for supporting the ultimate programming and design tournament, the Topcoder Open. Check out what Docker has to offer here.


We are excited to announce the TCO16 first-ever Megahack! Topcoder members who register for the megahack will attempt to build a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) application. The objective of the Megahack is simple, the development of a search portal that allows users to perform a search against pending EPA laws and regulations based on search…


We are excited to welcome Red Hat as a first time Topcoder Open Sponsor! They are the official sponsor of the closing reception at the TCO16 Finals! Thank you Red Hat for being a part of the TCO16! Learn more about Red Hat.


We are excited to announce first-time sponsor, Blizzard Entertainment and they are hiring Topcoder members! Blizzard Entertainment is a premier developer and publisher of software entertainment titles such as the record-breaking Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and Overwatch. Blizzard offers its online gaming service that enables millions of players around the world…


Attention International Students! Cisco Sponsored SRM! Save the Date! We are thrilled to announce TCO16 Sponsor, Cisco, will be sponsoring SRM 699 on Monday, September 26. Cisco reps will be in the Arena one hour prior to the start of the match to discuss their exciting Internship opportunities for International students! Chat will start at…


On Saturday, September 17, 2016, our TCO16 sponsor, Google, will be sponsoring the Single Round Match (SRM)! What does that mean? Google reps will be in the Arena for one hour prior to the match to chat about their exciting career opportunities. Recruiters, tech folks, and some Topcoder members working at Google will be around…


Did you miss the awesome video created by cendhika at the TCO16 Indonesia Regional Design Event? Check it out!


Thank you to Nikhil Dikshit, Nikhil03,  for the following guest blog post. In this age of rampant tech growth, the IT industry has grown by leaps and bounds. Every person and his dog wants to take the maximum advantage of the internet and the glorious opportunities that it presents us with. And because there are…


Blog Post by Nikita Jain The Feeling As I was sipping my early morning coffee at the venue, I was thinking about the full night we spent staying up to complete the setup. It suddenly dawned and all preparations were finished. We had been working on the preparations since last month- burning midnight oil, chasing…


Back in April, we announced during a TTL that the 2016 Topcoder Open (TCO) will be taking place in Washington DC. Check out the awesome video! Well, we’re even more excited to share the details! We are beyond thrilled to announce that the TCO16 Finals will be officially sponsored and hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton…


Announcing our TCO16 Russia event! Join us September 3, 2016 at ITMO University for our final TCO16 regional event of the year! The event will feature an SRM that leads to an exclusive online wildcard round and then the TCO Finals in the USA if you advance! The TCO16 Russia event is sponsored by WorldQuant –…


We are excited to officially announce the TCO16 Indonesia Regional Design Event where you can Design Your Way to the USA! Join us August 6-7, 2016 at the Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta for design workshops featuring adroc, design competitions, prizes, and some surprises! So bring your laptops! We have TWO Bonus Spots up for grabs for the TCO16…


Bo-nus: noun, something welcome and often unexpected that accompanies and enhances something that is itself good. Everyone loves a bonus. Bonus cash. Bonus food. Bonus puppies. Bonus prizes. Bonus TCO16 stage. Yes, you read that right. Today, July 1, we are announcing a bonus TCO16 stage. For the next two months, scan Development and First2Finish…


We are excited to announce the TCO16 India Regional event! The event will take place on July 30 in Jaipur, India at the Hotel Clark’s Amer. This event is open to all Topcoder members but tickets are limited! Register now to secure your spot at this awesome event. If you don’t get a ticket, we…


I just went to my first TCO regional event! I know what you’re thinking, I run the TCO and I’ve never been to a regional event before! It’s the truth! Regional events were born in 2015 and I was very excited about the prospect of one close to home. The past few months, I’ve had…


This is topcoder’s first ever regional event in China! The event attracted more than 100 top coders to compete and they really enjoyed it! Great thanks to ThoughtWorks for providing such a great place to compete! Before the members arrived: After the members arrived: Jianqiang Zheng (topcoder handle: zjq), from Didi Chuxing, shared his experience…


A guest post from liympanda. TCO Beijing regional was just held in Beijing on Sunday. It was held by Now Coder and sponsored by Didi and ThoughtWorks. Topcoder fans from all over China went to Beijing to celebrate the first Topcoder event in China. I was one of them and started my wonderful trip from Shanghai….


We are very excited to announce some of our TCO16 Finalists! I was lucky to interview all these amazing folks and learn some cool stuff about them. Including the fact that we have an accordion player, some very proud parents, and a cupcake eating contest winner! Check out the Development Online Champions and Trip Winners…


We are excited to announce our first-ever TCO event in China! The TCO16 Beijing Regional Event will take place on Sunday, June 5 and is sponsored by Now Coder and ThoughtWorks Software Technologies. The event is open to all Topcoder members and will include an Algorithm Competition, food, networking, and t-shirts! Thank you to our…


Did you miss our TCO Topcoder Team Live (TTL)? Not to worry! You can watch the video here. We announced some cool stuff! Check out our TCO16 big reveals video:  


On Friday, April 15, we will be hosting our third Topcoder Team Live (TTL)! Join me and our host Nick Castillo to talk about the Topcoder Open. We’ll share some insight on what the event is as well as reveal some exciting announcements; including the location of the TCO16 Finals! Register now and we hope…


Stage 4 of the TCO16 has officially kicked off! You have until May 31, 2016 to rack up TCO points if you want one last chance to win a trip to the TCO Finals! Plus, we just announced a new competition series, Blitz, in the Topcoder Monthly video (check out here!). This is your shot…


We are excited to announce Cisco as a TCO16 sponsor! Check out their job opportunities and show them some love. Algorithm Competition and Marathon Competition details have been announced as well as some other competition updates. Check out all the updates on the Topcoder blog.


We are into the third stage as part of the 2016 Topcoder Open! There is still time to compete and win prizes and trips to the finals! Stage 3 ends February 29 (that is not a typo!). Best of luck!


Want to help us mold the Topcoder Open? Join discussions and help take action to make the TCOs the best they can be! The TCO Committee is looking for members! Learn more here.


Stage 1 of the TCO16 is coming to an end in a few weeks. Check out who’s in the lead: Prototype Development UI Design F2F Good luck everyone these last few weeks!


Congratulations to [oninkxronda] on designing the new TCO16 logo!


It’s official! The 2016 Topcoder Open has officially kicked off! Today we launch four competition tracks giving you the chance to earn TCO16 points, including F2F, which we’re bringing back! Tracks include: Development First2Finish (F2F) UI Design UI Prototype In the coming months, we’ll be announcing the details of the Algorithm and Marathon Competitions as…