An interview with Schpotsky

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

I graduated as a Computer Science Engineer, after that comes a lot of self-learning and perseverance.
With Topcoder, I worked on a broad spectrum of technologies, which is impossible to do anywhere else.

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

Work on challenges which involve technologies I'm already familiar with.
And if there are challenges with existing code on which I already worked, these have a higher priority when choosing the project to tackle.

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

Never stop learning. Working on Topcoder challenges is by far the best way to keep up with the current trends.

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

Looking forward to meeting the community members and Topcoder staff, and experiencing the TCO for the first time.

Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.

Winning the trip to TCO18.

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

Persevering and self-learner developer, willing to try and learn new technologies.

Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?

Hanging out with friends.

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