How-to Register

The following information is required to Register. On the registration form, fields marked with a red * are required. Fields listed here are required unless marked optional.

  • Username: the name used to login; Spaces are allowed; punctuation is not allowed except for periods, hyphens, apostrophes, and underscores.
  • E-mail address: A valid e-mail address is required. A message will be sent to this address requiring a response in order to complete registration. The e-mail address is not made public and will only be used if you wish to receive a new password or wish to receive certain news or notifications regarding the Competition by e-mail.
  • Name: There are 6 subfields for Title (Dr., Miss, Mr., Mrs., Ms. Prof., none); Given (first name); Middle name(s); Family (last name); Generational (Jr., Sr., I, II, ..., none), and Credentials (i.e. PhD, MD, LLD, MS, BSc, PE, etc.)
  • Display name: the name to appear in Forums and Contact Us.
  • Age Certification: you must  check the appropriate age button (under 18 or 18 and older)
  • Citizenship: Select your country of citizenship. If you have more than one citizenship, please select all countries that apply to you. Click the x in a country box to remove it.
  • Address
    • Country (select form the drop-down menu) The rest of the form is specif to either the United States or any other country
    • United State format
      • Address 1 usually number and street name (use Address 2 if your address requires more than one line)
      • City
      • State select from drop-down menu
      • Zip code
    • outside United States format
      • Country
      • Address 1 same as above, usually number and street name (use Address 2 if your address requires more than one line)
      • Town/City
      • County (optional)
      • Postcode
  • ​​​​​​​Time zone (optional) select from drop-down menu. Dates and times displayed on this website will use this time zone. If you are not in the US Pacific Time zone, select a the zone you are in.
  • Phone Number: Optional, but please include country code.
  • Organization: Who you work for. If you are not affiliated with an organization, please enter individual.
  • Programming Languages: Optional; what languages do you use, e.g., C, C++, GAMS, Java, Julia, MATLAB, Python, etc., when you make a submission This gives us a sense of what Languages need to be supported for submission. Linux binary executables may be submitted as well.
  • Accept the Terms and Conditions of Use: the check box must be marked.
  • CAPTCHA: This asserts you are not a robot. If it should fail, contact the GO Operations Team.
  • Create new account: click the Create new account button and an email message will be sent to you with instructions on how to complete the registration process.

When you login after the registration process is complete you will be taken to your My account page where clicking on the Edit button will let you change this information, including your E-mail and password. Your My account page link is always accessible in the top right of any Competition web page, to the left of the Log out link. When making changes, don't forget to click the Save button at the bottom of the page.