An interview with thomaskranitsas

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

I enjoy learning about new stuff every single day πŸ˜‰

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

As a copilot, I'm looking at the challenge specification I create and I'm asking myself:
– Would you compete in this challenge?

Then I improve the spec until the answer is "Hell Yeah!!"

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

Topcoder is one of the best ways to do that. Working on different projects with different clients and different tech stacks somehow pushes you to stay on top of things and always be aware of the latest trends and best practices.

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

Meeting fellow Topcoder members and all admins is definitely the best part of the TCO Finals!

Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.

I'm a development copilot for less than 1 year => I ran 375 Successful challenges => I became a development copilot trip winner and won the ticket to the TCO finals for the 3rd time

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

It would probably describe how I struggle to avoid the temptation to code the whole project by myself instead of running Topcoder challenges πŸ™‚

Seriously, when I start coding, I just can't stop!

Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?

I workout, I do paragliding and I love playing the guitar

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