Category: Marathon

This is the moment of the truth for a Topcoder finalist, this is the moment they’ve been waiting for so long, coding and designing with passion to become the holder of a prestigious title that not many persons on this planet are lucky enough to get: The TCO Champion. We had an exciting exhibition of…


Unofficially, TCO16 has already started! Finalists and guests are starting their travels from all around the globe to meet in DC to then officially start this celebration Friday night in the welcome reception. While finalists travel there are some people as fellow community members, friends, girlfriends, boyfriends and cats left behind wondering they’re progressing, if…


The two passions in my life are – programming & sports. Unsurprisingly, there’s a strong competitive element to both of these. Over the last few years, I’ve had the opportunity to attend some (and speak at a few) of the biggest technology conferences in the world including Apple’s WWDC, Dreamforce, Droidcon and several others. As for being…


If you like Marathons but don’t have two weeks to dedicate to participation in a regular match, consider taking a look at the match that will run for 28 hours right before the TCO16 NYC regional event. The coding phase will start on Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 a.m. EDT (in your time zone) and…


TCO16 Marathon Round 2 is starting in less than 24 hours, and it’s probably about time to acknowledge that Round 1  has completed two weeks ago, and to write something about it. We already have an extensive discussion of top competitors’ approaches and the traditional statistics post from wleite, so I’ll go for some random…


TCO16 Marathon Round 1 CutTheRoots has started. It will run for 2 weeks, the top 2 participants will advance to the finals, and the top 15 will get t-shirts! New in this match: we’re trying to improve competition experience for new participants, per suggestions in the forum. So we’ve added sample solutions in all languages,…