An interview with eldidou

Read about our TCO18 Finalists.
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Marathon

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

One day I found my job not challenging enough, so I looked at programming competitions online and stumbled upon a website called Topcoder, it has been a turning point in my career.

What is your best strategy for solving tough marathon problems?

Focusing on getting a good enough understanding of the problem before committing to an approach.

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

Meeting friends, visiting a new place in the US, and maybe this time getting some good results in a final.

Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.

Being selected for 5 TCO finals.

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

"Better at writing code than profiles"

Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?

I enjoy skydiving (started last year).

We asked the Finalists to use emojis in response to the following questions.

How do you feel about the TCO18 Finals?

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How do you feel when you win a Topcoder challenge?

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What is your spirit animal?

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What's the weather like at your house right now?

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What are your hobbies?

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