How did you get to where you are today in the developer world?
Lots of self learning, lots of practice and no social life.
What is your best strategy for tackling a project or challenge?
Start early, get to a point where it is functional or at least minimally working, and then iterate each requirement until all the tasks have been completed.
How do you keep up with current trends and advances in this field?
I spend a lot of time on the Internet reading articles and blog posts about programming, and also tend to stumble upon related questions on StackOverflow almost every day.
What are you most looking forward to for the TCO Finals?
Meeting other members face to face. It's always a great experience!
Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.
Winning the First2Finish competition for the second time.
If you wrote your own developer profile, what would it say?
Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?
Reading books. I still love to read paperbacks and hardcover books.
We asked the Finalists to use emojis in response to the following questions.
How do you feel about the TCO18 Finals?
How do you feel when you win a Topcoder challenge?
What is your spirit animal?
What's the weather like at your house right now?
What are your hobbies?