An interview with Errichto

Read about our TCO18 Finalists.
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Algorithm

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

Practice. Also, enjoying it helps a lot.

What is your best strategy for solving tough algorithm problems?

1) Come up with a solution
2) Implement
2.5) Test on samples
3) Submit

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

Fighting for the win.

Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.

Google Code Jam 2-nd place, and winning the biggest Polish contest Potyczki Algorytmiczne.

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

Can do geometry.

Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?

Spending time with friends.

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?

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What is your spirit animal?

🐻

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

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What are your hobbies?

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