The Ultimate Programming and Design Tournament

Including the first-ever TCO Developer Conference, Celebrity Match, Onsite & Virtual Hackathon
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 Sponsors

Two Sigma

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

Listening classic music for inspiration – #DesignPlayList by idblack

Posted by mahestro on Tuesday , July 29th, 2014 at 9:43 am

This activity gets more interesting as I keep receiving playlists from designers. On this occasion idblack shared her favorite music for design. She loves classical music. I find it quite appropriate for a design process where you must feel some sort of peace and quietness to concentrate. The greatest minds in the world have written…

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Algo round 3A is near!

Posted by misof on Friday , July 25th, 2014 at 11:59 am

We are almost there! Tomorrow we will already know the first half of the TCO onsite participants in the algorithm track. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited. The problems are quite nice (can’t tell you more about them at the moment, sorry ), the crowd is tough, it should be a fun…

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Forum Posts

  • Re: Day visitors?

    We don't have day passes available but finalists attending will be able to get passes for their family. I'll be contacting you all soon about that.

    Posted by jmpld40

  • Re: Algorithm Finals advancers by country (so far)

    Congratulations to nabbftw! This is the first time an Aussie has reached the Algorithm final since 2008. It also looks like the first time John Dethridge has lost his 1st country ranking since 2002!

    Posted by dimkadimon

  • Day visitors?

    I have some SF friends and family that may potentially be interested in swinging by the TCO for a few hours just to see what's going on. Will they need to register for the event? If so, are there going to be day prices for the event, as opposed to the full event registration?

    Posted by Ghostar