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November 15, 2019 The TCO19 Development Championship

The 2019 Topcoder Open online rounds started in August 2018 and ended on July 31, 2019. There were four phases. Topcoder developer jiangliwu won all four online rounds. In the first phase he scored 18,720.00 points, in the second phase his score was 14,430.00 points, 20,790.00 points were scored by him in the third round and in the final online round he scored 29,575.50 points. 

In the development copilot tournament the first phase was won by talesforce with 14,780.00 points. Second and third phases were won by Ghostar with 35,001.00 points and 32,391.00 points respectively. hi4sandy won the fourth phase with 50,620.00 points.

China, India, Japan, and Argentina were venues for the four Topcoder Open Regional events.  jiangliwu won the TCO China regionals, Mayur.Joshi won the TCO India regionals, kotamanegi won the TCO Japan regionals and kevinmaldo won the TCO Argentina regionals.

As the Topcoder Open final approaches it makes everyone excited and curious about who’s going to win the finals in Houston, TX, USA. The championship round will be very short. The finalists are going to get only 4 hours and 30 minutes to make their submissions. In this short time, if you are looking to crack the TCO19 Development championship and make the winning submission then you must read the information below. 

TCO Development Championship Round

The TCO19 development championship starts at 12:30 P.M. 15th November, 2019 CST (UTC -6). As soon as the challenge starts the challenge specifications will be posted. Finalists will get 4 hours 30 minutes to complete all the challenge requirements. Once the submission phase is over all the submissions made by the finalists are going to be reviewed & the results will be announced on 16th November 2019, 3:30 P.M. CST (UTC -6).

If you are curious about coding and submitting faster in a Topcoder development challenge or even  in TCO development championship round then here are some aspects that can enable you to complete most of Topcoder development challenge requirements efficiently intime.

Setting up the environment: A finalists can either use the system provided by Topcoder or his/her own personal laptop. All tinalists are given a 30 minute setup time before the championship round begins.  During this a quick check is usually performed by the finalists to ensure that all the required applications are installed. If not, they can inform the admins & get it installed.

If a finalist uses his/her personal laptop then they also need to make sure they have all the cables and accessories required to connect their laptop to the monitor provided by Topcoder and to the wifi network. 

Surfing for references on the internet: The finalist are allowed to browse websites for reference however in the  onsite finals the time is very limited. So how a finalist manages to get all the information needed by avoiding searching too much on the internet becomes an important aspect. A finalist may also bookmark the references and web pages they are most likely going to use.

Time management:  Setting up the priority, allocating time to complete requirements & deciding the order in which to complete the requirements are some of the important aspects of time management. Planning these avoids a finalist to get stuck on something & helps him/her in moving to the next requirement in case got stuck on a requirement.

Challenge specification and doubt clarification:  How quickly a finalist reads the challenge requirements & clarifies all his/her doubts by raising in the challenge forum is crucial. It helps a finalist in completing the requirements quickly & it also prevents him/her from using a technology/framework that is restricted. Using a restricted technology/framework may lead to heavy penalty on their final score or even disqualification.

TCO19 live Broadcast Schedule

The TCO19 event is going to be broadcast  live . Bookmark this link and be sure to check out some of our dev finalists on the live broadcast.

F2F Finals: 

On Thursday November 14, 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. this broadcast will be with special guests thomaskranitsas and cyberjag, and after that there will be a post match interview with gurmeetb and neonray.

Development Finals: 

On Friday November 15, 4:30 p.m – 5:30 p.m. watch this broadcast with special guests thomaskranitsas and cyberjag, and right after that there will be a post match interview with banerjeesourish.

The broadcast is also planned in three regional languages:

TCO19 Japan Show (In Japanese!): This broadcast will be with tomerun on Saturday November 16, 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

TCO19 China Show (In Chinese!): This broadcast will with special guests ACRush, xudyh, billsedison, winterflame and jiangliwu on Saturday November 16, 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The complete broadcast  schedule is listed here here.Stay tuned to TCO19 website or Topcoder’s social account for more updates.


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