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September 12, 2019 TCO19 Heads to the Bayou City – Houston, TX

This November, the most innovative problem solvers from all over the world will gather in Houston to meet, solve challenges, and compete at the 2019 Topcoder Open. It’s an event like no other, where the best minds in the field of on-demand talent come together for a few days of high-energy camaraderie and competition.
The 2019 Topcoder Open (TCO19), the Ultimate Programming and Design Tournament, will be held November 13-16 in Houston, Texas. Why Houston? Topcoder chose this mega-city because of the major challenges the tech-led industries in Houston face and the leadership role they continue to play. Aerospace, energy, conservation: The types of solutions and challenges being tackled in Houston are reshaping humanity and serving billions. Big thinking, big data, big solutions. So Topcoder decided to bring its world-class problem solvers to Houston for the TCO19!

What is TCO19?

The 2019 Topcoder Open (TCO19) is an annual competition for the Topcoder community. Competitions in different categories take place all year on the Topcoder platform and the TCO19 finals in Houston are the culmination of those contests. Top performers from around the world in development, design, data science and algorithm tracks win trips to the TCO19 finals. Additional competitions like Sponsored Marathon Matches offer more opportunities to win a trip to the finals.
Being able to join the TCO19 Onsite Finals is an exciting honor for finalists, who are treated like VIPs. Finalists from around the world receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the event, the opportunity to compete live for big cash prizes, networking with recruiters from top global enterprises, and the chance to be crowned a Topcoder champion.
Last year’s event in Dallas yielded incredible fun and impressive results: Check out this video recap to see the energy and competitive spirit at the event. Competitors from over 34 countries joined us for TCO18, the welcome reception featured an appearance by a live longhorn, and the closing reception included a real rodeo.

TCO19 Highlights

The Topcoder Open isn’t just a competition. It’s a chance for the Topcoder community to come together to learn and grow. At the Innovation Summit, attendees can network with industry leaders, attend panels and meet the Wipro and Topcoder executive teams. Last year’s panels included sessions on security, GDPR compliance, the future of the gig economy and exciting IoT developments.
At TCO19, the Innovation Summit will focus on leaders in scaling the gig economy and practitioners of edge technologies like AI, computer vision and deep learning. As Topcoder CEO Mike Morris points out, TCO isn’t just a great opportunity for competitors—it gives participating organizations direct access to the most coveted IT workforce on the planet while celebrating Topcoder’s global community of designers, developers, data scientists, and testers.
What’s new for TCO19?

  • The QA track: QA is becoming a major pillar of Topcoder’s principles in 2019
  • Copilot trip-winning opportunities for Data Science, Design, & Development copilots
  • A year-long algorithm competition

This year’s Topcoder Open Finals will bring the best of the world-class Topcoder community back to Texas. We expect great things to emerge from TCO19.

Join Us

Topcoder is looking for corporate and enterprise sponsors! Become an intimate part of the world’s most unique technology event. The benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Increased loyalty to your brand from the Topcoder community (leading to more community members working on your projects)
  • Greater interest in your technology among the Topcoder community
  • Exclusive recruiting opportunities within our talent pool
  • The chance to showcase your thought leadership in the crowdsourcing field

Contact us today to learn more about joining us for this exciting event — we hope to see you there.


Clinton Bonner

VP, Marketing



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