How did you get to where you are today in the developer world?
My mom asked me before I chose high school, "- Do you want to make rivets in the factory or fight robots?"
What is your best strategy for tackling a project or challenge?
Biting my nails half of the time guessing if N1k1tung will win the challenge, then coding in a rush in last two days.
How do you keep up with current trends and advances in this field?
I am the trend.
What are you most looking forward to for the TCO Finals?
Chimichangas at the opening of TCO.
Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.
A bug found in NSData… no, it's high rate knuckle rapping of course.
If you wrote your own developer profile, what would it say?
Development of houses, fences; swamp drying; Windows XP installation; custom-made knitting, feeding of squirrels. Did I mention, iOS app development?
Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?
Swinging in a hammock.
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?