How did you get to where you are today in the developer world?
I would say a mix of a fair amount of curiosity and good opportunities where to apply my abilities.
What is your best strategy for tackling a project or challenge?
Because how important time is in first to finish challenges, I tend to try starting them as soon as possible and don't waste a single minute. I always read the specification several times because you always find new important details when doing that.
How do you keep up with current trends and advances in this field?
Topcoder is good for that. I find the diversity of challenges very useful to keep up.
What are you most looking forward to for the TCO Finals?
I don't really know, this is my first time. I would probably say the whole experience.
Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.
I know this is not tech, but having become a father recently.
If you wrote your own developer profile, what would it say?
Enthusiastic, self-learner and motivated by exciting challenges.
Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?
I like playing tennis and spend time with family.
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?