[VIDEO] Beginning and Ending of TCO14 in 360 Degrees

Posted by on Friday , November 21st, 2014 at 9:14 pm

I know it looks like falling in love of a TCO is really easy, for what it represents, all the unmeasurable effort it takes to make it happen, for the community, for sharing moments. But I have to be honest about something, there’s something I really hate about it, it’s to say good bye. When…

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[VIDEO] How to manage a TCO without losing your mind

Posted by on Wednesday , November 19th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Managing an event like TCO requires a huge amount of work and effort from lots of people. I’m not sure of many things that happen in this life, for instance, what was first the egg or the chicken? I have no clue, but there is one thing I’m 100% sure in this life and I…

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Studio becomes a fairy tale with fairy_ley as the new champion!

Posted by on Wednesday , November 19th, 2014 at 8:34 pm

The title spoiled the content of this post, I know. But it’s the only way you can announce the very exciting news of having our first ever-female Studio champion! Faridah [fairy_ley] from Indonesia came up with the first position, followed closely by the previous year champion, abedavera. The judges narrowed down the final decision based…

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Super Duper Awesome Cloud API Mashathon

Posted by on Wednesday , November 19th, 2014 at 6:42 pm

I waited all the year for this event (hoping to be part of it) and it finally arrived! I have a little conflict of interest (my app is the 7th) that’s why I won’t write any comment on the apps but simply report the description that each team gave us. Watched Voice recognition keyword search…

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Girls in STEM @TCO14

Posted by on Wednesday , November 19th, 2014 at 6:38 pm

“Where are all the girls?” I’m usually asked this when attending my university computer science courses, in fact the guys used to heavily outnumber the girls. Why this discrepancy? Today’s panel shown the following “girls in STEM” and Glenn Weinstein (he’s a guy in STEM 🙂 ): Deepti Srivastava, Technical Program Manager at Google (moderator) Leah…

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Algo Finals live coverage

Posted by on Wednesday , November 19th, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Sadly, I just learned that the webcast had to be cancelled for this year 🙁 But don’t worry, that means I’ll be online to talk you through the action just like yesterday! Fire up your browsers and head to http://people.ksp.sk/~misof/tco14/ to read all the fun stuff I’ll write, and join us in the arena to…

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Studio Final Count Down – Round 3 Recap

Posted by on Wednesday , November 19th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The third and final round of the Studio competition was something unique to watch. After receving the feedback from the second round the designers focused into improving some of the previous screens and also completing all of the screens to have a very complete mobile application concept by the end of the challenge. Personally, I…

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Typical Weather in San Francisco

Posted by on Wednesday , November 19th, 2014 at 1:50 pm

California is having a very serious drought these days, but today it is foggy and raining in San Francisco. Even inside the building here it is noticeably dark as it is mostly lit with natural light. Here is the view outside.  

What it’s Like at TCO14

Posted by on Wednesday , November 19th, 2014 at 1:26 pm

A day at TCO14 starts outside the hotel as you board the little shuttle bus to head off to the Pier. Once there and in the TCO, you can hardly tell you are in a warehouse (unless you look up). The arena and mirrors of the contestants’ 24 monitors are located at the far end….

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Algorithm rounds today

Posted by on Wednesday , November 19th, 2014 at 12:58 am

So, there you have it. Today was an eventful day! There were many talks, many other competitions, but the main thing that kept me busy were the three Algorithm rounds. Now that they are over, we have two important outcomes: 1. I get to take a shower and go to sleep. Yay! 2. We know…

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