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Travel to the US | Reply
Hi Jessie

I don't know how far along you are with choosing a venue for the TCO 2017 finals, but I'd like to ask that you look into holding them outside of the USA, so that finalists of all faiths will be able to attend without fear of being deported. Unless the political situation improves, I don't feel that I can morally attend a TCO final held in the US.
Re: Travel to the US (response to post by bmerry) | Reply
We should hold them in Mexico just to annoy Trump :)
Re: Travel to the US (response to post by bmerry) | Reply
My apologies for the delay in my response. I appreciate your note and will keep the community in the loop with plans. More soon...
Re: Travel to the US (response to post by jmpld40) | Reply
Also, I find the first slogan on this page "https://tco17.topcoder.com/" quite creepy.

"Earn your way to the USA!" - I guess (especially recently) most people care much more about the programming competition than getting to the USA...
Re: Travel to the US (response to post by Mloody2000) | Reply
It seems to suggest that participants from the USA are not allowed.
Re: Travel to the US (response to post by bmerry) | Reply
bmerry, I admire your stance on this situation. TopCoder is usually pretty independent of politics, but the current situation really directly affects the TCO. I would be really proud to be a TopCoder member if they held the TCO outside the USA while this situation continues.
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