2005 TopCoder Collegiate Challenge - Overview

Welcome to the official site of the 2005 TopCoder® Collegiate Challenge, Sponsored by Yahoo!® - a battle of some of the world's top international collegiate coders along two exciting competitive tracks. Software components will be crafted and implemented. Algorithmic problems of astounding difficulty will be solved. $150,000 will be awarded over the course of 10 weeks.


  • Who
    All registered TopCoder members over the age of 18 who are matriculated full time at an accredited college or university
  • What
    Algorithm Competition
    Component Design Competition
    Component Development Competition
  • Where
    Santa Clara Marriott in Santa Clara, CA
  • When
    Registration opens December 20, 2004
    Component Development Competition starts January 4, 2005
    Component Design Competition starts January 6, 2005
    Algorithm Competition starts January 11, 2005
  • How much
    $90,000 for Component Design & Development competitors
    $60,000 for Algorithm competitors
See the official Algorithm and Component rules and regulations for full details.