An interview with chok68

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How has Topcoder changed your life?

Living in a constant race but working from home is good.

Do you have a favorite Topcoder customer or project? If so, which customer or project?

I enjoyed working with Quartz energy OCR projects

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

I try to be serious with Topcoder community members 🙂

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

In the beginning I was looking for a place to work and searched around the city (cafes, bar or business incubators) but finally I found myself very comfortable working at home.

Best music album to code to?

Lupillo Rivera – En Acustico

Who is your favorite copilot and why (and you can't pick yourself!)?

Difficult to answer. I found there are some really good ones

How did you get into programming?

I was going to work as agronomist but one day a rep from a computer school came home and from there I engaged.

Which IDE do you use and why?

Eclipse (from the times we used to do some Salesforce projects)

What books do you recommend?

I enjoyed Jules Verne science fiction books

Tabs or spaces?

Spaces by pressing Tab

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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