TCO20 North America Regional Event


For the first time ever, TCO Regional Events will encompass and have attendees from all the countries located in North American 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 North America 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 North America 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.

At this moment, the event is tentatively scheduled to take place virtually on August 22, 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:

Bermuda Canada*
Greenland Saint Pierre and Miquelon
United States of America

*Doesn’t include ‘Quebec province of Canada’ 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

  • QA - Software Testing Challenge

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 Broadcast

  • Algorithm Bracket Tournament

  • Development Tournament

The day of the event will be on August 22nd and prior to that, we will open up the virtual platform to get you set up and acquainted.

See the entire schedule below.

Schedule**

Date and TimeCommon LoungeNetworking LoungeSlack Channel
August 20
00:00 AM - 23:59 PMPre-Event Activities
August 21
07:00 AM - 07:00 PMVirtual Event Demo
August 22
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMOfficial Welcome
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMSponsor Session
10:30 AM – 10:45 AMBug Bash Launch
10:45 AM - 11:30 AMNetworking GamesNetworking Games
11:30 AM – 01:30 PMCompetitions -1
01:30 PM – 02:30 PMBreak-Time GamesBreak-Time Games
02:00 PM – 02:30 PMDeveloper Session
02:30 PM – 04:00 PMCompetitions - 2
05:00 PM – 05:30 PMPost Match Analysis
05:30 PM – 06:30 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.

CARIBBEAN AND SOUTH-CENTRAL AMERICA LEADERBOARDS

Did you miss out on the TCO20 Regional Qualification?

You can still qualify by competing in SRM 787 which is scheduled to be held on Sunday, June 21, 12:00 UTC-4.

Invitations will be rolled out to the best performers in both the divisions. The number of invitations will be proportionate to the participation in that particular division.

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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

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