What happens when you put the most elite coders and designers on a stage to compete head to head on some of the toughest problems?

What happens when you are face to face with genius minds, innovative thinkers, and industry leaders?

What happens when rival tech companies from across the globe collaborate their support?

The Topcoder Open happens.

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!

Dating back to 2001, topcoder tournaments have paved the way for geeks of all kinds. Champions and finalists of topcoder tournaments enjoy many perks including meeting presidents, starting big businesses, having their own wiki page, and becoming millionaires. Not to mention working their dream job at Facebook, Google, NSA, and Intel to name a few.

Whether you compete for the glory, for the job, or to meet other like minded folks, the prize money and trip to the event is not a bad gig either! TCO14 is giving out more than $300,000 in cash prizes and trips to San Francisco, California. Champions of each competition track bring home $15,000!

Any topcoder member 18 years or older and who meet all the eligibility criteria can compete in the TCO and there seven different tracks of competition to try.

Competitions for the TCO14 are now complete online. But we just started up TCO15! Learn more and compete now!