Category: Tournament News

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…


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…


“Enot successfully challenged tourist’s 500 point Problem” Those who experienced the Algo Semi Finals 2 at TCO16 live can actually tell you that it was one of the most exciting moments they have ever experienced. TCO16 Algo Round started at 6:00 PM EST and as expected everybody opened the first problem with 250 points. Initially…


Thanks to gh3ablo for these awesome graphics!


In my life I’ve heard fascinating stories about brothers rivalry, like Cain and Abel, Liam and Noel Gallagher or Serena and Venus Williams, but today I learnt another one which is special to me because it happens in the Topcoder community, the legacy of [leo.ananth] and [selvaa89], two Indian brothers who compete in Topcoder. They’re…


There’s a lot said and written about the “Women in Tech” (aka WIT) movement these days. It not only focuses on highlighting the women leaders in the tech fraternity but also emphasises the need for equality and inclusion with no gender bias. As part as the Topcoder community, we couldn’t be more proud to have…


The big day has finally arrived – the development finals at TCO16 got underway a few minutes back. The problem statement seems fascinating and it will be interesting to see how the various competitors approach it.


One of the greatest things about TCO is the opportunity to know new places and make new friends; this is the prize for the hard work, and by the end of our lives these experiences become the biggest reward that any person can achieve. Today some of our finalists and other guests had the chance to participate…


Abracadabra! That’s the word use by [yoki] to describe his first impression of what was happening today in the arena during the Prototype challenge. It’s the first time the Prototype track makes it to a TCO to see live competition, considering the last year was performed in a regional event, also for the first time….


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…


The day, the moment that we’ve all been waiting for – the TCO16 finals is here and will be officially kicking off in a few minutes at the wonderful Booze Allen Hamilton Innovation Center in Washington D.C. We had a fun-filled welcome reception yesterday and now is the time for some serious competition to officially begin.


Since a Topcoder is essentially defined by challenges, let’s start one right away! I dare you to identify these talented and good looking faces above and see how many of them you can recognize. The place: Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center in DC; The faces: up to you. As for me, I’m a TCO addict…


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…


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…


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:  


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…


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.


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.


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…