How did you get to where you are today in the developer world?
A t-shirt. I did my first challenge on Topcoder for a t-shirt, btw where's my t-shirt Topcoder?
What is your best strategy for tackling a project or challenge?
Know what you need to do, and know what you are doing.
How do you keep up with current trends and advances in this field?
I'm the guy who sets the trend.
What are you most looking forward to for the TCO Finals?
Meeting the community members and Dallas.
Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.
I once fell head first from 9ft on to concrete and nothing happened, nothing. And qualifying for TCO18, I guess.
If you wrote your own developer profile, what would it say?
I'm an artist, my work hangs on the walls of the Internet.
Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?
Skydiving and Spacetravel although I haven't done either. Yet.
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?