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By hmehta, history, 12 days ago, In English,

An all-new Arena

Hi All, We are planning a new arena and it is coming but with a twist! Instead of Topcoder working on the arena we are going to fund the community to manage and build out the new version of the arena.

We are going to be launching a CRFP (first draft) (Community Request for Proposal). The goal will be to have the community not only do the dev, but help drive requirements. We are looking forward to getting the community involved.

If interested: Please send your proposals to support@topcoder.com with the subject line: New Arena -CRFP — 'Your TC Handle'

Please use this thread for any queries: http://apps.topcoder.com/forums/?module=Thread&threadID=922202

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By hmehta, history, 5 weeks ago, In English,

TCO18 Algorithm Round 3B and Parallel Rated SRM

TCO18 Algorithm Round 3B and Parallel Rated SRM are scheduled to start at 21:00 UTC -4 on July 19, 2018. You will be able to register for the SRM in the Arena or Applet 4 hours prior to the start of the match. Registration closes 5 minutes before the match begins, so make sure that you are all ready to go.
Click here to see what time it starts in your area.

If you are participating from web arena — You can switch to the parallel rated fun round in the mentioned way:

You can compete using:

  • Topcoder Web Arena(Beta) - Please watch this video for step by step guide.
  • Topcoder Java Applet - You can refer to this guide here to set up the applet. (Note that those who have Java 8 installed on their machine will see a security issue — You will have to add Topcoder in security exceptions in Java Control Panel. Please refer to the details in the guide here)

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By hmehta, history, 7 weeks ago, In English,

TCO18 Algorithm Round 3A and Parallel Rated SRM

TCO18 Algorithm Round 3A and Parallel Rated SRM are scheduled to start at 12:00 UTC -4 on July 7, 2018. You will be able to register for the SRM in the Arena or Applet 4 hours prior to the start of the match. Registration closes 5 minutes before the match begins, so make sure that you are all ready to go.
Click here to see what time it starts in your area.

Algorithm Round 2 Qualified Competitors: https://tco18.topcoder.com/algorithm/online-round-results/

If you are participating from web arena — You can switch to the parallel rated fun round in the mentioned way:

You can compete using:

  • Topcoder Web Arena(Beta) - Please watch this video for step by step guide.
  • Topcoder Java Applet - You can refer to this guide here to set up the applet. (Note that those who have Java 8 installed on their machine will see a security issue — You will have to add Topcoder in security exceptions in Java Control Panel. Please refer to the details in the guide here)

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By hmehta, history, 2 months ago, In English,

Hello, To all the Collegiate Programmers in India! We are back with the fourth edition of the tournament that gathers the most talented college minds in India for an academic challenge. We are excited to bring back the exciting competition, more goodies and yes more intense competition for you.

Update: Good News- Participation is open to all.

However: Only those participants that are over the age of 18, who are matriculated full time at an accredited college or university in India, will be eligible for advancement in the TCC India tournament.

In case you are around and want to compete, you are welcome, but you will only advance if you are eligible according to the above criteria!

Schedule

Online Qualifiers: 30th June 21:00 IST Onsite Finals: 21st July at TCO18 India Regionals Event in Bangalore, India

Prizes

  • The Topcoder Collegiate Champion and the Runner Up in the Onsite Finals will get awarded with $400 and $150 in cash respectively along with TCC Trophies.
  • Top 10 from the Qualifying Round who agree attend the onsite finals will receive the following: Registration Ticket to TCO18 India Regionals in Bangalore. Travel Reimbursement of up to 5000 INR, to travel to Onsite Finals. Topcoder T-shirt — Personalised with their Handles
  • Next 20 from the online round will be awarded TCC t-shirts.

Pre-register : https://www.topcoder.com/topcoder-collegiate-contest-india-2018

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By hmehta, history, 2 months ago, In English,

The entire Topcoder team was saddened to hear of the loss of ltaravilse.

ltaravilse was an integral part of the Topcoder family. He was a member for over 10 years, a member of our Community Advisory Board (CAB), and was a huge help in getting our first TCO Regional event to visit South America.

SRM 735 and TCO18 Round 2C on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 will be run in his honor and will award $5,500 in prizes in honor of ltaravilse. The prizes of $200 will be awarded to best 20 performers in Div-1 and the prizes of $100 will be awarded to best 10 performers in Div-2. $500 will be awarded for TCO18 Round 2C participants. More details to come... All members will be given an option to donate their prizes to the family of ltaravilse.

http://apps.topcoder.com/forums/?module=Thread&threadID=920041

The rounds are scheduled to start at 07:00 UTC -4 on June 26, 2018. You will be able to register for the SRM in the Arena or Applet 4 hours prior to the start of the match. Registration closes 5 minutes before the match begins, so make sure that you are all ready to go. Click here to see what time it starts in your area.

Thanks to majk for writing problems for the match.

Topcoder Java Applet Setup Guide : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gVJZxhWYMuUNx3PfSSTkkk-b9AeJkL4j/view

If you are participating from the web arena, you will be able to switch between the rounds as mentioned below.

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By hmehta, history, 2 months ago, In English,

TCO18 Algorithm Round 2B and Parallel Rated SRM

TCO18 Algorithm Round 2B and Parallel Rated SRM is scheduled to start at 11:00 UTC -4 on June 14, 2018. You will be able to register for the SRM in the Arena or Applet 4 hours prior to the start of the match. Registration closes 5 minutes before the match begins, so make sure that you are all ready to go.
Click here to see what time it starts in your area.

Algorithm Round 2 Qualified Competitors: https://tco18.topcoder.com/algorithm/online-round-results/ and https://tco18.topcoder.com/algorithm/byes/

If you are participating from web arena — You can switch to the parallel rated fun round in the mentioned way:

Don’t know how to compete in Topcoder SRMs?

Check out this guide to successfully compete in an algorithm match.

You can compete using:

  • Topcoder Web Arena(Beta) - Please watch this video for step by step guide.
  • Topcoder Java Applet - You can refer to this guide here to set up the applet. (Note that those who have Java 8 installed on their machine will see a security issue — You will have to add Topcoder in security exceptions in Java Control Panel. Please refer to the details in the guide here)

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By hmehta, history, 3 months ago, In English,

TCO18 Algorithm Round 2A and Parallel Rated SRM

TCO18 Algorithm Round 2A and Parallel Rated SRM is scheduled to start at 12:00 UTC -4 on June 2, 2018. You will be able to register for the SRM in the Arena or Applet 4 hours prior to the start of the match. Registration closes 5 minutes before the match begins, so make sure that you are all ready to go.
Click here to see what time it starts in your area.

Algorithm Round 2 Qualified Competitors: https://tco18.topcoder.com/algorithm/online-round-results/ and https://tco18.topcoder.com/algorithm/byes/

Don’t know how to compete in Topcoder SRMs?

Check out this guide to successfully compete in an algorithm match.

You can compete using:

  • Topcoder Web Arena(Beta) - Please watch this video for step by step guide.
  • Topcoder Java Applet - You can refer to this guide here to set up the applet. (Note that those who have Java 8 installed on their machine will see a security issue — You will have to add Topcoder in security exceptions in Java Control Panel. Please refer to the details in the guide here)

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By hmehta, history, 3 months ago, In English,

TCO18 Beijing Parallel Rated SRM

Round Editorials are now published — https://www.topcoder.com/blog/tco18-beijing-regionals-round-editorials/


TCO18 Beijing Parallel Rated SRM is scheduled to start at 03:00 UTC -4 on May 26, 2018. Click here to know what time it starts in your area.

You will be able to register for the SRM in the Arena or Applet 4 hours prior to the start of the match. Registration closes 5 minutes before the match begins, so make sure that you are all ready to go.

Don’t know how to compete in Topcoder SRMs?

Check out this guide to successfully compete in an algorithm match.

You can compete using:

  • Topcoder Web Arena(Beta) - Please watch this video for step by step guide.
  • Topcoder Java Applet - You can refer to this guide here to set up the applet. (Note that those who have Java 8 installed on their machine will see a security issue — You will have to add Topcoder in security exceptions in Java Control Panel. Please refer to the details in the guide here)

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By hmehta, 3 months ago, In English,

Topcoder SRM 734 is scheduled to start at 21:00 UTC -4, May 16, 2018.

Featured Problem Writer: Vasyl[alphacom] [Profile](http://www.topcoder.com/members/Vasyl[alphacom])

You will be able to register for the SRM in the Arena or Applet 4 hours prior to the start of the match. Registration closes 5 minutes before the match begins, so make sure that you are all ready to go.

Don’t know how to compete in Topcoder SRMs?

Topcoder Java Applet — You can refer to this guide here to set up the applet. (Note that those who have Java 8 installed on their machine will see a security issue — You will have to add Topcoder in security exceptions in Java Control Panel. Please refer to the details in the guide)

Hope to see most of you competing! All the best!

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By hmehta, history, 3 months ago, In English,

Topcoder Open is coming to Warsaw — Plan your date with TCO18 in Warsaw on 12th May 2018. Thank you to our sponsor University of Warsaw in Poland for supporting and hosting this event.

Register Now- https://tco18warsaw.eventbrite.com/

The event will include a Single Round Match (SRM) style Algorithm Competition that could lead you to the TCO18 Finals which will happen live at the event. The event will also allow you to mingle with other Topcoder members in your area, meet some cool sponsors, and get you a Topcoder t-shirt!

Parallel Fun Rated Round: There will be a Parallel Fun Rated Round for those not present onsite at the event.

Not to forget the amazing VR After Party -

Learn all about the event including the schedule and registration information here.

Register Now- https://tco18warsaw.eventbrite.com/

Schedule - 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Registration, Check In, and T-shirt pickup

  • 1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Official welcome

  • 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Presentation by a Topcoder member — Mojito1

  • 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Algorithm Competition Set-Up and Registration

  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Algorithm Competition

  • 4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Snack break

  • 5:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m. Problem Set Analysis

  • 5:30 p.m. — 6:00 p.m Closing Reception & Results

  • 6:00 Onwards Virtual Reality Games Afterparty

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By hmehta, history, 4 months ago, In English,

The next Algorithm Competition of the 2018 Topcoder Open has arrived! Round 1B will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:00 UTC -4.

Match Editorials: https://www.topcoder.com/blog/2018-tco-algorithm-round-1b-editorials/

The 750 highest scorers from each Round 1 will win a spot in Round 2 of the Algorithm Competition.

Parallel Fun Rated Round: There will also be a Parallel Fun Rated Round for those that aren't eligible or have already advanced to Round 2 for the TCO round

Please note that you must register for the appropriate round in the Arena. Registration opens at 4:00 UTC -4 and closes at 6:55 UTC -4.

Topcoder Applet Guide

Here's the full schedule of TCO18 Rounds

Looking forward to seeing most of you compete :)

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By hmehta, history, 4 months ago, In English,

Hi All, We are looking for Problem Writers for Topcoder Contests.

Fill this google form if you are interested: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11Dn5QFQ4_dutsrCXV5p-wvNwHeXJ6eZgK8kRu-CTaQM/.

You can also win a Trip to TCO18 Finals: http://tco18.topcoder.com/win-a-trip/algorithm-problem-writer-incentive/ Stage 4 begins tomorrow.

SRM Editorial Writers: As we did in the past we will be paying $100 to the member for writing the editorial of a match. You can reach out to me at harshit@topcoder.com for the same.

Feel free to reach out to Tim(tim@copilots.topcoder.com) or me(harshit@topcoder.com) in case of any queries or suggestions.

Please share this with anyone you think would be interested in writing problems or editorials for Topcoder SRMs and TCO Rounds :)

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By hmehta, history, 4 months ago, In English,

2018 Topcoder Open Round 1A is scheduled to start at 12:00 UTC -4, April 21, 2018. Click here to see what time it starts in your area

Editorials: https://www.topcoder.com/blog/2018-tco-algorithm-round-1a-editorials/

New to Topcoder and the TCO18? The Algorithm Competition is one of the most fierce and popular tournaments. Battle up against some of the biggest names in coding.

Learn more here.

You will be able to register for the Round in the Arena or Applet 4 hours prior to the start of the match. Registration closes 5 minutes before the match begins, so make sure that you are all ready to go.

Here's the full schedule of TCO18 Rounds

Don’t know how to compete in Topcoder SRMs?

Check out this guide to know how to compete in an SRM.

You can compete using:

  • Topcoder Web Arena(Beta) — Please watch this video for step by step guide.

  • Topcoder Java Applet — You can refer to this guide here to set up the applet. (Note that those who have Java 8 installed on their machine will see a security issue — You will have to add Topcoder in security exceptions in Java Control Panel. Please refer to the details in the guide here)

All the best!

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By hmehta, history, 4 months ago, In English,

Topcoder SRM 733 is scheduled to start at 12:00 UTC -4, April 14, 2018.

Featured Problem Writer: ltdtl Update: Match Editorials: https://www.topcoder.com/blog/single-round-match-733-editorials/

SRM 733 will give you a chance to move up the ranks to get an automatic qualification to Round 2 of TCO18 Algorithm Track.

You will be able to register for the SRM in the Arena or Applet 4 hours prior to the start of the match. Registration closes 5 minutes before the match begins, so make sure that you are all ready to go.

Don’t know how to compete in Topcoder SRMs?

Check out this guide to know how to compete in an SRM.

You can compete using:

  • Topcoder Web Arena(Beta) — Please watch this video for step by step guide.

  • Topcoder Java Applet — You can refer to this guide here to set up the applet. (Note that those who have Java 8 installed on their machine will see a security issue — You will have to add Topcoder in security exceptions in Java Control Panel. Please refer to the details in the guide here)

All the best!

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By hmehta, history, 5 months ago, In English,

Topcoder SRM 732 is scheduled to start at 21:00 UTC -4 on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Featured Problem Writer: ltdtl

You will be able to register for the SRM in the Arena or Applet 4 hours prior to the start of the match. Registration closes 5 minutes before the match begins, so make sure that you are all ready to go.

Don’t know how to compete in Topcoder SRMs?

Check out this guide to know how to compete in an SRM.

You can compete using:

  • Topcoder Web Arena(Beta) — Please watch this video for step by step guide.

  • Topcoder Java Applet — You can refer to this guide here to set up the applet. (Note that those who have Java 8 installed on their machine will see a security issue — You will have to add Topcoder in security exceptions in Java Control Panel. Please refer to the details in the guide here)

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