How did you get to where you are today in the programming world?
Enjoy learning. Learning is always fun. Code and practice a lot.
What is your best strategy for solving tough algorithm problems?
Think hard. Quickly run an experiment to see patterns. List well known approaches to the similar problems.
What are you most looking forward to for the TCO Finals?
Meeting excellent, talented people.
Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.
Advanced twice to the onsite final rounds of TCO, Hacker Cup, Code Jam, and ICPC World Finals.
If you wrote your own coder profile, what would it say?
I love competitive programming contests. Thinking and coding is one of my best hobbies.
Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?
Code and solve the problems. Sometimes listens to music while coding.
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?