An interview with ainu7

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How did you get into programming?

When I was in 4th grade I got a good score in school-wide math exam and was enrolled into computer class. Played only games for a year before starting programming.

Which IDE do you use and why?

vi. Fast.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you within the Topcoder community?

In Marathon finals, ACRush was beside me for many years as finalists are placed alphabetically. Looks like he is busy 🙂

Tell us about an achievement that you are most proud of.

Qualifying both in Algorithm and Marathon, twice in the past.

Best music album to code to?

Very recently I started to listen CAPSULE, very good in late nights.

What books do you recommend?

TAOCP. I read 5% of the first volume.

Tabs or spaces?


We asked the Finalists to use emojis in response to the following questions.

How do you feel about the TCO17 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?



Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC)
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
Meituan Dianping

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