An interview with mjhun

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

Learning some algorithms and solving many problems. I believe practice beats talent.

What is your best strategy for solving tough algorithm problems?

Trying to solve small cases. Usually you can generalize from them.

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

Meeting some of the greatest coders in the world.

Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.

I have competed twice in the ICPC World Finals, and, of course, being a finalist in TCO18 is also a great achievement!

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

I really enjoy programming competitions. I've learned a lot from them.

Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?

Besides problem solving, I enjoy playing video games and hanging out with friends.

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