How did you get to where you are today in the programming world?
By having a lot of fun doing what I do
What is your best strategy for solving tough algorithm problems?
Keep banging my head at it until it (or my head) breaks
What are you most looking forward to for the TCO Finals?
To meet friends and have great time with them
Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.
My 2 sons, Dmitri and Petr
If you wrote your own coder profile, what would it say?
Why, best competitive programmer ever*
* Not including ~list of 42 names~
Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?
Various intellectual games that are unknown outside of Russian-speaking community
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?