How did you get to where you are today in the developer world?
Worked hard 😉
What is your best strategy for tackling a project or challenge?
Choose a suitable technology and then – more of the above =)
Also I make sure to frequently check for new tools/approaches in your field. And I try to not forget to keep fit – sitting too long for meeting a deadline is harsh for your health, so one needs to make amends.
How do you keep up with current trends and advances in this field?
I watch/read online materials/conferences. Just working on a modern technology stack gives plenty of new information of how the things are around at the current moment.
I also occasionally check out some slack channels to see if people discuss something new & useful – it's easier to pick up a topic and look into it in further detail afterwards
What are you most looking forward to for the TCO Finals?
Meeting fellow Topcoder members!
Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.
Trying to keep pride from clouding my judgement ^^
If you wrote your own developer profile, what would it say?
Well that would have turned out as CV, and that's boring to write.
Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?
Whatever is fun! Depends on where I am, if at home city I will probably have everything planned so just following the plan, in a new place – walking around, in a hot/sunny place – lying at the beach.
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?