How did you get to where you are today in the programming world?
Started liking programming when I was a kid. Graduated in Computer Engineering. Worked a lot with banking systems development. And now programming means Topcoder for me!
What is your best strategy for solving tough marathon problems?
I would rather keep it a secret. 😉
Seriously, the strategy that works for me is trying to organize all the ideas that come up, and then implement everything in a more or less structured way, revisiting all parts when I have a deeper understanding of the problem.
What are you most looking forward to for the TCO Finals?
Competing, meeting other competitors, and hopefully winning this time 😜
Tell us what achievement you are the most proud of.
Well, this will be my 10th TCO appearence 😊
If you wrote your own coder profile, what would it say?
Topcoder enthusiast, long time member, who loves competing and all sort of challenges.
Offline, what is your favorite thing to do?
Travelling with my family!
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