The competition is free but you must be a member who is 18 years or older, as well as meet all eligibility criteria, in order to participate.
The top three (3) performers, per the leaderboard, of each stage from the Development Competition will win a prize and/or a trip to compete in the TCO17 Finals in Buffalo, New York, USA on October 21-24, 2017.
Topcoder reserves the right to add or remove competition tracks as needed. Competition stages and prizes may be changed at any time at Topcoder’s sole discretion.
Only Tournament-eligible Development Competitions in which registration has opened during the four (4) Stages shall be included in determining points for that Stage.
All Tournament – eligible Development Competitions will be clearly marked on the active challenge listing page.
|Development Online Competition Stages Dates|
|Stage 1||September 1 – November 30, 2016|
|Stage 2||December 1 – February 28, 2017|
|Stage 3||March 1 – May 31, 2017|
|Stage 4||June 1 – July 31, 2017|
Scores will be rounded to two decimal places.
Upon the completion of all Tournament-eligible Development Competitions, the individual scores that a Contestant receives during all Stages will be added for a cumulative score.
The total placement points to distribute per challenge is based on the total cash prize purse of that challenge.
If more than five (5) submissions pass review, the competitors who place in 6th position or below will not receive any placement points.
All final fixes will be completed according to the schedule specified for the applicable Development Competition. On a case-by-case basis, as determined by topcoder personnel, placement points may be deducted for failing to complete final fixes on time.
|Stage 1-4 Online Winners||Prize|
|1st Place||Trip to TCO17 Finals|
|2nd Place||Trip to TCO17 Finals|
|3rd Place||Trip to TCO17 Finals|
|Onsite Final Winners||Prize|
Prior to Contestants receiving their cash prize, they must complete all work for all underlying Development Competitions and Tournament and Development Competition-related work, such as final fixes.
Contestants are eligible to win only one trip to the onsite tournament regardless of the track they compete in (as long as the Final schedules do not overlap). However, contestants with more than one win across different tracks will receive $500 in lieu of each extra trip won.