An interview with daga_sumit

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How did you get to where you are today in the developer world?

Strangely enough, I never thought I would be a software developer. I was into finance and trading for more years than I should have been, but here I am, attending the famed TCO for the 2nd time. I feel extremely lucky to have found Topcoder, or else I would still be buying and selling things I didn't want to πŸ™‚

What is your best strategy for tackling a project or challenge?

To do the best work you can do and sometimes thinking like an end user also helps.

How do you keep up with current trends and advances in this field?

I am not a social media person, but I am on twitter just to be up to date with the new things. It really helps!

What are you most looking forward to for the TCO Finals?

More than the competition this time, I am excited about the fact that my wife and my 15 months old son will accompany me.
Just hoping his cranky meter stays in the normal range. #FingersCrossed

Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.

Qualifying for TCO for the 2nd time πŸ™‚

If you wrote your own developer profile, what would it say?

Web developer and attending TCO πŸ™‚

Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?

I love whistling.

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How do you feel about the TCO18 Finals?

πŸ˜€ πŸ‘Ά

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