Category: Tournament Super Stars

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…


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…


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.


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…


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,…


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…


When you get to a certain age your body cells and neurons don’t work the same. You start needing some special blue pills for memory (again … for memory) and health care. It happened to me that I started thinking about this awkwardly introduced topic while I was seeing an old TCO picture that triggered…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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!