TCO20 Europe & Central Asia Regional Event


For the first time ever, TCO Regional Events will encompass and have attendees from all the countries located in the Europe & Central Asia region of the world.

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About

For the first time ever, our TCO Regional Events will encompass and have attendees from all the countries located in the Europe and Central Asia region of the world.

Our world has definitely been turned upside down the last few weeks and months with the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping our globe. In keeping your health and safety as the most important thing in mind, we have decided that the Europe and Central Asia Asia Regionals will be held virtually this year and you will have an opportunity to compete and interact with attendees virtually.

We cherish these events as a way to get to know so many of you and build stronger relationships with the folks we work with at Topcoder every day and so we are excited to plan an engaging and interactive experience to all of you.

The event is scheduled to take place virtually on October 3rd, 2020. Invitations to the finalists with all the details will be rolled out very soon.

Countries in this Region

The following countries are part of this region:

Belarus Guernsey Croatia France
Bulgaria Iceland Gibraltar Germany
Czech Republic Ireland Greece Liechtenstein
Hungary Isle of Man Italy Luxembourg
Moldova Jersey Malta Monaco
Poland Latvia Montenegro Netherlands
Romania Lithuania North Macedonia Switzerland
Russia Norway Portugal Kazakhstan
Slovakia San Marino Kyrgyzstan Åland Islands
SwedenSlovenia  Slovenia Turkmenistan Ukraine*
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Serbia Tajikistan Denmark
United Kingdom Spain Uzbekistan Estonia
Albania Vatican City Faroe Islands Andorra
Austria Finland Bosnia and Herzegovina Belgium

*Doesn’t include ‘Crimea Region of Ukraine’ according to Standard Terms for Topcoder Competitions v2.2

Event Details

The event will include:

Competitions

  • Regionals Algorithm Competition - Bracket Style - Single Elimination

  • Regionals Development Tournament

  • Regionals Design Tournament - Bracket Style - Single Elimination

  • QA Bug Hunt Competition

Networking Opportunities and Breakout Games
The event will also include fun competitions to award you Topcoder Swag. It will also allow you to mingle with other Topcoder members in your region and meet some cool sponsors!

Sessions

  • Developer and Sponsor Sessions

  • Post Match Analysis

Live Commentary

  • Algorithm Bracket Tournament

  • Development Tournament

The day of the event will be on October 3rd and prior to that, we will open up the virtual platform to get you set up and acquainted.


See the tentative schedule below.

Schedule**

All the times mentioned are in UTC+2

Date and Time SCHEDULE
Oct 3, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PMOfficial Welcome and Instructions
Oct 3, 12:30 PM – 03:00 PMQA Bug Hunt
Oct 3, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PMAlgorithm Qualifying Round
Oct 3, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PMUI Design Qualifying Round
Oct 3, 02:30 PM – 03:30 PMBreak-Time Games
Oct 3, 03:30 PM – 06:30 PMDevelopment Competition
Oct 3, 03:30 PM – 06:30 PMAlgorithm Bracket Elimination Rounds
Oct 3, 03:30 PM – 06:30 PMUI Design Bracket Elimination Rounds
Oct 3, 06:30 PM – 07:00 PMAwards Ceremony

** Schedule is subject to change. A final schedule will be made available the week prior to the event.

FAQs

When will I receive my event kit?

Once you fill your acceptance form with all the details, we will start working on shipping you your event kit.

My internet connection is very slow so how will I be a part of the games and events?

We think your internet connection should just be suitable to allow you to participate in Topcoder Contests. You can always watch the live sessions later as they will be recorded. In terms of networking opportunities, we will have some games hosted on the Slack Channel too so it will become easier for you to participate in those.

Can I experience the platform you are using to host all the events before the event?

Yes for sure, we will be running a demo event 2 days before the actual event to allow you to join in and experience the features of the platform.

How to Qualify

These exclusive events are invite-only meaning you have to win a ticket to attend. Members had to compete in Topcoder Challenges launched during TCO20 Stage 2 (January 2020 to March 2020) to earn TCO20 Points. Members are now invited to the event according to their placement on the regional leaderboard.

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Sponsors

We are looking for sponsors for the event, who are looking to hire local talent or showcase their technologies, API’s and products to the amazing tech audience.

Send a quick note to tco@topcoder.com and we would be happy to help you be a part of this event!


Questions

Questions? Go here.