An interview with mishacucicea

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

I think being passionate about development, staying curious, and competing will raise the bar to a whole new level. To get better, you need to constantly overcome your limits.

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

Understanding what needs to be done and try to be fast as well. Keep calm even if odds work against yourself.

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

It's difficult to keep up with everything as things change so fast, and I think this what Topcoder excels at, infusion of new technologies applied to real needs, creating opportunities for both developers and customers. A Topcoder challenge is a journey to learn something new, if you're up to it, it's a win-win situation.

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

Reconnecting with fellow developers, copilots and admins. Getting inspired by what others achieved and looking forward to new opportunities.

Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.

Qualifying to TCO18 development track.

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

I'm passionate about technologies, software development and leading teams towards a goal.

Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?

Travel, running (accompanied by my dog, Max).

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