How did you get to where you are today in the programming world?
A lot of effort. Little bit of luck.
What is your best strategy for solving tough marathon problems?
Forget about scoreboard. Focus on the problem.
What are you most looking forward to for the TCO Finals?
Not to take the last place.
Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.
Invented the algo that no one can understand, sometimes even myself.
If you wrote your own coder profile, what would it say?
strict, laconic, solid
Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?
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?