An interview with majk

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How did you get to where you are today at Topcoder?

Waking up for a challenge at 3am helps to reduce the stress level. Apparently that's when I perform the best.

What is your best strategy for tackling a project or challenge?

Dive in! If that doesn't work, find someone to dive in with you.

How do you keep up with current trends and advances in this field?

Wait, is that even possible?

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

Meeting a lot of extraordinary people. Also free pizza.

Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.

Qualifying to Facebook Hacker Cup Finals. With resubmission in the last minute.

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

Move fast, break things. Also, revisit the broken things later and fix them.

Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?

Enjoy the colours of nature.

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?


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