About the Topcoder Open
The Topcoder Open (TCO) is our annual online and onsite tournament to celebrate and reward the community. TCO encompasses every day competitions at Topcoder and adds points to them. While you’re competing, you’re earning TCO points and more potential prizes as well as trips to the TCO Finals!
You register and submit for a Development challenge. You win first place for that challenge and earn the prize money. You also would win a certain number of TCO points for earning first place. Each competition for a certain time frame would enable you more opportunities to earn TCO points. At the end of the TCO time frame, your points total could be high enough to earn you a trip to the onsite TCO finals in the USA or additional prize money.
The TCO takes place online with points accumulation for Development and Design Tracks and online elimination-style rounds for the Data Science tracks. After all the competitions online are completed, the top performers from each track win prizes and trips to the USA TCO Finals to compete, network, and meet other members and admin.