For TCO16 July 1st announcement to community:
At Appirio, we have been discussing the Topcoder Open at length and its importance to the community. We’ve gathered insight from you (you can still add your thoughts) and learned some very valuable things. We have also seen how the changes to TCO15 have positively impacted the community.
The data we’ve gathered from you via our survey tells us that for a majority of you, TCO isn’t about the prizes, but the experience. That is why we really like the direction in which we’re going with the regional events and plan to continue with something similar to that. We also realize that the main TCO event in the USA is very important to you.
With that in mind, we aren’t taking TCO decisions lightly and are continuing to move forward, evolving TCO for the better. Over the next few weeks, we will be reviewing all feedback from interested parties, gaining insight from CAB, and will be making final decisions shortly thereafter.
Thanks for your patience as we rev up for TCO16. We are excited where TCO is going and hope you are too.