April'21 - Competitive Programming | All Updates | Upcoming Contests

198 posts Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 11:51 AM edited Apr 14, 2021 at 04:27 PM in General Algorithm Discussions

Hey Everyone!
Hope you are having a great time at your homes, staying inside and safe!

April is here, which means it’s time for TCO21 Online Rounds. TCO21 Algorithm Online Rounds schedule is out and Round 1A is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 17 at 12:00 UTC -4. Check out the whole schedule below!

Here's the schedule for the TCO21 Online Rounds:

Round 1A Saturday, April 17 at 12:00 UTC -4
Round 1B Wednesday, April 28 at 07:00 UTC -4
Round 2A Saturday, May 22 at 12:00 UTC -4
Round 2B Wednesday, June 2 at 07:00 UTC -4
Round 3 Thursday, July 8 at 07:00 UTC -4
Round 4 Saturday, July 31 at 12:00 UTC -4

Did you know that you win a one of a kind TCO21 T-shirt if you get a positive score in Round 3? Learn More

Confused between Online Rounds and Online Stages? Don't know how to qualify for TCO20 Finals. Take a look at this infographic that explains the qualification.

TCO21 Online Stage 3 Update

SRM 803, is about to start in a few hours! This is the last SRM of this stage. @tourist is leading the Stage 3 leaderboard with 23 points and @maroon_kuri is right behind him with 20 points.

Anything can happen, do checkout this space for an update on the results!

Problem of the Month - March'21

@a.poorakhavan took out a Div II medium problem - TheQuestForGold this month for the problem of the month article. He shares another approach to solve the problem. Do check out his article.

PS: If you are interested in writing such articles, hit me up at harshit@topcoder.com

Upcoming Rounds

The next three months we have

  • 5 SRMs
  • 4 TCO21 Online Rounds
  • 2 Rookie SRMs w/ T-shirts
  • 1 Educational Round - Graphs w/ a webinar from @misof

Here's how the calendar looks:


TCO21 Algorithm Round 1A Saturday, April 17 at 12:00 UTC -4
TCO21 Algorithm Round 1B Wednesday, April 28 at 07:00 UTC -4
Rookie SRM 4 Saturday, April 10, 11:00 UTC-4
SRM 804 Saturday, April 23, 07:00 UTC-4


SRM 805 Saturday, May 8, 12:00 UTC-4
Rookie SRM 5 Friday, May 14, 07:00 UTC-4
TCO21 Algorithm Round 2A Saturday, May 22 at 12:00 UTC -4
SRM 806 Wednesday, May 26, 11:00 UTC-4


TCO21 Algorithm Round 2B Wednesday, June 2 at 07:00 UTC -4
SRM 807 Wednesday, June 9, 07:00 UTC-4
Educational Round 2 - Graphs June 15, 10:00 UTC-4
SRM 808 Wednesday, June 25, 11:00 UTC-4

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Problem Writers Wanted

We are looking for problem writers for upcoming TCO Rounds, SRMs, Rookie SRMs and Educational Rounds. Submit your application proposals here and feel free to ask any questions here in the Problem Writing Forum.

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Hope to see most of you compete! :)

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