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.
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.
The event is scheduled to take place virtually on 20th September. Invitations to the finalists with all the details will be rolled out a week before the event.
This year not only did we go back to North America with the TCO Regionals, it was also a year in which we had some of the best members in the region come back to compete.
It was back in 2017 when we last organized two regionals in North America. After a break of two years, we decided to take the regionals back to the country where we have been hosting TCO Finals for the past twenty year.
Regionals this year had their own charm and excitement…
Congratulations to our TCO20 North America regional event champions!
Countries in this Region
The following countries are part of this region:
|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
The event will include:
Regionals Algorithm Competition - Bracket Style - Single Elimination
Regionals Development Competition
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!
Post Match Analysis
Algorithm Bracket Tournament
See the entire schedule below.
All the times mentioned are in UTC -4
|Date and Time||SCHEDULE|
|Sep 20, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM||Official Welcome and Instructions|
|Sep 20, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM||QA Bug Hunt Launch|
|Sep 20, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM||Algorithm Qualifying Round|
|Sep 20, 02:30 PM – 03:30 PM||Break-Time Games|
|Sep 20, 03:30 PM – 06:30 PM||Development Competition|
|Sep 20, 03:30 PM – 06:30 PM||Algorithm Bracket Tournament|
|Sep 20, 06:30 PM – 07:00 PM||Awards Ceremony|
** Schedule is subject to change. A final schedule will be made available the week prior to the event.
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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