Category: Studio

In everyone’s life, there are always events that give an extraordinary turn in your life; like a wedding, a new job, a new baby in the family, an accident, graduating from college, and many others. Personally speaking, I got married, I graduated from college two times, and I survived an accident many years ago; all these…


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…


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…


As some of you know, during the year there was being held a particular fun competition called Mahestroll Challenge, It was absolutely owned by the undefeated [chekspir]. No one could take away his title, with 7 wins and 0 defeats, he became the Mahestroll King, making us laugh and admire his talent through fun art. Here at TCO…


Parachuting, quitting food, raising a child, reproducing my grandma’s beans recipe. Those are items that belong to my list of the most difficult things to do, things that could give me a headache. I have a new item that definitely made it to the list, reviewing world class designs from the Topcoder Studio finals. The…


What a day for design today! As Alex clearly mentioned yesterday, we’re facing one of the most interesting challenges we’ve ever had in design finals. We had a thrilling experience watching how designers created concepts around a particular situation for a General Electric project. There were two groups of designers (semi finals, 5 designers each…


Months of preparation, long worldwide flights, the waiting just ended tonight, The Topcoder Open 2016 is now a reality! The opening ceremony held at the Booz Allen Hamilton headquarters in Washington DC gathered a great amount of people from all over the world and all ages to received and welcome the best coders, designers and…


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 origin of the first Jedi in the Star Wars universe is a subject of dilemma and long controversy, but before this debate started in the Topcoder universe (Design track) I decided to make this topic clear, this is the story of the origin of the first ever TCO Studio Champion.   THE FIRST STUDIO…


Once in awhile, you wonder about your roots, how your parents met, how you were born, what your first words were, how you looked while you were growing. It could mean two possible things, one, you’re getting old my friend, or two, you find history interesting. There is a baby around us that has parents,…


Alex vs Gerald Round 2 ladies and gentlemen! The past mahestroll challenge was super exciting! Records of voting were broken, leaving us a more than fair tie between these two rockstars, 56 in total (28 each respectively). I have no words to describe such a talent and effort these two put to these trolls. No…


Once you go dark you never go light, they say. It’s what our special guest, [MonicaMuranyi], represents today; a well-known community member who has successfully walked through all the tracks of Topcoder, Design, Development and Data Science. Nowadays she spends her days having lots of fun in “the Dark Side”, the not so common area…


Once again, [chekspir] is dominating the troll kingdom! 21 votes against 7 gave him another victory against Sir [fajar.mln]. What a great winning streak! Congratulations one more time. Today there comes a challenger who was eager to compete! It’s a designer with no face, the one and only [gh3ablo]. He kept asking me when I…


From the same creators of “Winter is coming” and “A girl has no name”, comes “A designer has no face”. I know that I have to start with explaining the main photo, I know. Today, I had the pleasure of having breakfast with one very well-known character of the community. In spite of being widely…


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


Our beloved community is formed by a wide variety of nationalities and traditions. Some days while I’m having breakfast my curious mind asks itself: hey yo, what do you think an indonesian is having for breakfast right now? or a canadian? russian? anycountrynian? Well, as my grandpa says, the best way to know anything is…


What a great run for Alex [chekspir]! It’s impressive, he has battles for breakfast, talent for lunch and victories for dinner, he can’t stop winning! Will there be someone able to beat him? This is getting so interesting! Congratulations to Alex again for winning the second mahestroll challenge. He has an interesting challenger, one of…


I have to start this article stating my current state of unease mind and soul. I thought I had a friend, I thought Alex [chekspir] was my friend, but I really see it difficult calling someone your friend if he beats your biological rear parts that bad. The votes difference in the first challenge was…


Once in awhile, a designer could fail submission screening or a submission upload process (due to system error or deadline burning), it can happen to anyone. If I had a penny for every time I failed to upload a submission because of running out of time, I would be still poor but there would be…


Historically, we’ve learned that humanity has held epic battles that changed history somehow; the Marathon battle, Crusaders, Waterloo, Gettysburg, Stalingrad, The D-Day in Normandy (WW II), Captain America vs Iron Man, Batman vs Superman and many others. This time, the TCO blog will host the battle that will change the history of trollers in the…


I was proudly a noob in the Topcoder community once. In this lovely and magical journey of being a noob I made a lot of mistakes using the Topcoder design platform, formerly called “Studio” by then. It was not that bad though; after all, the official definition of mistake – according to the royal academy…


1 year, 4 months, 26 days – this was the last time I wrote a blog article for the TCO site. It feels so good to undust the writing skills and abuse of these super powers that the TCO dancing queen and the holy Topcoder kingdom have – insanely – decided to grant me. After…


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