May at Topcoder
is Design Month!

Join us for learning, opportunities, and fun!

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About

Design Month has become an annual event that we started in 2017. Now in our 4th year, Topcoder Design Month has taken on a whole new meaning for our community as we dedicate May and all future Topcoder Design Months to our beloved designer and friend who passed away, gh3ablo.

MORE ABOUT GH3ABLO AND HIS DESIGNS

WORKSHOP WEDNESDAYS

One of the best parts of Design Month is our weekly workshops. Every Wednesday in May, you will find a workshop that is geared towards something we are passionate about in Design. Check out the Workshop Wednesdays planned for this month and register now to attend!

Topcoder Design & The Design Review Board

by adroc

Learn about Topcoder Design and our new design review process. Starting in May, the majority of design challenges will have a Design Review Board and a Specification Reviewer. Join us for more details!

Date: May 6, 2020 at 10:00 UTC -4

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Topcoder Design & our Design Alumni

by adroc

Remember a particular designer that was hard to beat or helped push you to be a better designer? Wondering what happened to some of our design legends? Join us for a “where are they now” and find out how Topcoder helped them in their career.

Date: May 13, 2020 at 10:00 UTC -4

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Topcoder Design - Customer Session

by adroc

Join us as we talk with a Topcoder customer and gain insights into the outcomes of a Topcoder challenge, their approach to the results, and the next steps in their processes. We are bringing you a rare opportunity to talk to one of our customers and ask them questions about their experience and expectations of challenge delivered design.

Date: May 20, 2020 at 10:00 UTC -4

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Topcoder Design Month Closing Ceremony

by adroc

Are you excited to hear about the winners of Jessie’s Design Month Dash challenge and the Bracket Tournament? Who is the big winner of the next trip to TCO? Don’t miss this session!

Date: May 27,2020 at 10:00 UTC -4

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JESSIE’S DESIGN MONTH DASH CHALLENGE

Do you remember Jessie’s Design Month Dash? We are bringing it back this year! The plan is the same - three rounds of competition with different heats and amazing prizes to be had. The competition starts with a general sign up so we can then create the heats for the first design round. Sign up is open through May 6, 2020 at Noon UTC -4.

SIGN UP

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Round 1 will have up to 10 heats/different challenges all doing the same design problem but with a few fun differences.

  2. Those who advance will go to Round 2 with up to 5 heats/different challenges again doing the same design problem with a few fun differences.

  3. The final round will then happen for our top performers who will all compete against each other for the ultimate win!

PRIZES

  • Every participant who submits an accepted submission will receive a 2020 Design Month t-shirt

  • Round 1 advancers will earn $25 and Design Month points

  • Round 2 advancers will earn $50 and Design Month points

  • All round 3 submitters will earn $100 plus the grand prize winner will earn major Design Month points.

  • All first-time submitters will earn $25.

Round 1

10

Heats/ Challenges

$25 + Design Month
Points

Advancers Prize

Round 2

5

Heats/ Challenges

$50 + Design Month
Points

Advancers Prize

Round 3

1

Heats/ Challenges

$100

Submitter Prize

Design Month
Points

Winner Prize

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ALL NEW BRACKET CHALLENGE

This year for design month, we are going to run a new type of virtual design tournament (similar to what we ran during TCO19). We will host a bracket-style single-elimination tournament. Only 64 designers will be allowed to enter the challenge! We will have a qualifying “seed” round to place the designers into the tournament. The tournament will be a series of (30 or 60 min) rounds, and the final four will win points, which will help them on the design month leaderboard. Who will be our Design Tournament Champion? Our seeding challenge will be on the week of May 11th and the challenge will take place on May 15. Save the date!

Design Month sep leaderboards

HOW YOU CAN EARN POINTS AND WIN BIG PRIZES

This year, Design Month will feature some amazing prizes. Every part of Design Month will allow you
to earn points so the more involved you are, the most points you get!

Overall Prizes

grand prize winner

  • Trip to the next Topcoder Open Finals
  • Topcoder prize pack
  • One hour private hangout with Adroc for personal design feedback
  • Interview for the Topcoder blog and newsletter

Second Place Prize Winner

  • Topcoder prize pack
  • One year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite or Sketch
  • One hour private hangout with Adroc for personal design feedback

Third Place Prize Winner

  • One year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite or Sketch
  • Topcoder prize pack

New Submitter Prizes*

grand prize winner

  • Two-year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite or Sketch
  • One hour private hangout with Adroc for personal design feedback
  • Topcoder prize pack

Second Place Prize Winner

  • One year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite or Sketch
  • Topcoder prize pack

Third Place Prize Winner

  • Topcoder prize pack

*Members eligible for these prizes include members who have never submitted to a Design challenge.

HOW THE POINTS WORK

For Design Month this year, we are offering points for challenge participation, content creation and other acitivities. All points will count up to a leaderboard and the top placed person will win a trip to TCO.

Challenges (All types):Points up to 20 places
Design Month Dash:Points up to 20 places (2X points for 1st place)
Brackets Challenge:Points up to 20 places (2X points for 1st place)
Accepted Thrive and Blog Article:15 points/ article
Attending Workshop Wednesdays:5 points/ workshop

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