We are happy to announce a special opportunity for topcoder copilots!
During the 2015 Topcoder Open, we will be awarding four all-expense paid trips to the TCO15 main event which will take place at the Omni Severin Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA from November 8-10, 2015.
The four trips will be awarded using the following method looking at challenges from each Period of the TCO15:
1. Remove copilots who have fulfillment less than 85% in their development challenges. (Design challenges are not considered in the fulfillment calculation. If a copilot has only design challenges then this filter will not be applied.)
2. Rank the remaining copilots by earnings made. The top earner from each Period will win the trip!
The leaderboard is calculated based on Copilot earnings within each period. The earnings within each period are defined as:
1. Copilot payments that are associated with a Jira ticket are included in the period based on the date the Copilot payment is generated. For example, if a Copilot payment is processed on October 5th, then that is the date that is used.
2. Copilot payments for all other challenge types (i.e. Conceptualization, Assembly, etc.) are included based on the Registration Phase start date of each challenge. For example, if you Copilot an Assembly challenge and the Registration Phase start date for the challenge is October 5th, then that is the date that is used.
A Copilot may only win once so if a Copilot wins first place for more than one Period, the trip will be given to the next Copilot in line who has not already won a trip.
Please note: The first Period will begin on August 1, 2014 and end on September 30, 2014. The second Period will begin on October 1, 2014 and will end on December 31, 2014. The third Period will begin on January 1, 2015 and will end on March 31, 2015. The fourth Period will begin on April 1, 2015 and will end on June 30, 2015.