How did you get to where you are today in the developer world?
Got into development since high school. After that there was lots of work & fun.
What is your best strategy for tackling a project or challenge?
Read challenge requirements, if it fits for me, post in forum every question I have. If everything seems ok, start working on it and try to submit best solution possible.
How do you keep up with current trends and advances in this field?
Follow influencers via social networks (eg. twitter, dev.to).
What are you most looking forward to for the TCO Finals?
Meeting other competitors & try my best to win the big prize.
Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.
Probably qualifying for 2 tracks for tco17.
If you wrote your own developer profile, what would it say?
Here's what it says: www.linkedin.com/in/vasilicaolariu
Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?
Travel with my fiance
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?