The Ultimate Programming and Design Tournament

Including the first-ever TCO Developer Conference, Celebrity Match, API Mashathon
and the chance to win t-shirts, prizes and up to $25,000 in cash!

November 16 – 19, 2014

Pier 48 near AT&T Park
San Francisco, California


Event Speakers

Gayle Laakman McDowell

Programmer, Founder, Author, Consultant, Speaker

Jim Goetz

Venture Capitalist at Sequoia Capital

Kirk Goldsberry

Visiting Scholar, Harvard University; Writer, Grantland

Event Sponsors

Two Sigma
HP IDOL OnDemand
Sequoia Capital

What is Topcoder Open?


The Topcoder Open (TCO) is a world-wide programming and design tournament that takes place for an entire year before narrowing down the best of the best for the ultimate showdown live on stage!

Join us at the TCO this year for the first year we offer a number of developer events around this grand tournament. Learn more


Recent Blog Posts

How to successfully transition from Beethoven to Spice Girls with FxStudio – #DesignPlayList

Posted by mahestro on Friday , September 19th, 2014 at 12:34 pm

It’s hard to imagine someone would have put together such different artists as Beethoven and the Spice Girls, but I’m glad to be wrong, our very good fellow FxStudio has a spicy imagination and taste for music, being able to mix up classic music and pop for finding inspiration at work. His favorite music for…

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Help us select a #GivingTuesday Activity!

Posted by jmpld40 on Thursday , September 18th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Giving Tuesday is a global day for giving back. Though it takes place on December 2, 2014, we are planning our own Giving Tuesday event at the 2014 Topcoder Open on November 18, 2014. Because we’re planning an event for the community to take part in, we have asked the community to help us plan…

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Forum Posts

  • Re: Technologies for F2F onsite problems

    We still haven't announced the F2F finalists, but no, you can't compete in the TCO finals if you didn't advance during the online Periods.

    Posted by VolodymyrK

  • Re: Technologies for F2F onsite problems

    > For those who advanced to the F2F finals, this is your chance to prepare!

    So its already decided who can take part in the F2F onsite challenges? I assume they are the ones who won the F2F track between July 2013 and June 2014.

    Can others (who are onsite) take part in this or is this strictly for the above qualified participants only?

    Posted by callmekatootie

  • Re: HP IDOL OnDemand Sweepstakes: Win an all-expenses paid trip to TCO14 in San Francisco CA USA!

    Last call community peeps!
    There are only 6 more hours to register to win an all expenses paid trip to TCO14 in San Francisco Nov 16-19 -- courtesy of our friends at HP IDOL OnDemand.

    Register for your Free API keys at HP IDOL OnDemand and reference topcoder in the "How did you hear about us?" field -- and BAM! you're entered into the sweepstakes.

    We will include all those who register by 23:59 PST tonight Friday September 19, 2014 in the sweepstakes. HP IDOL On Demand will begin announcing the lucky winners next week!

    tick-tock ... only 6 hours and 45 minutes left ...

    Good luck - and may the odds be ever in your favor!


    Posted by TopCoder Guide