An interview with Petr

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

It's a long story 🙂 I think the main point is that my wonderful family and friends have always encouraged me to get better!

What is your best strategy for solving tough algorithm problems?

Print out the answers for small values of n and search in OEIS 🙂

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

Meeting old and new friends from the community, starting of course with the Topcoder staff.

Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.

Sorry, couldn't settle on one 🙂

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

Writes code that is three times longer than needed.

Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?

Walking in the mountains. Snow optional but preferred 🙂

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How do you feel about the TCO18 Finals?

How do you feel when you win a Topcoder challenge?


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