An interview with eriantoongko

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How has Topcoder changed your life?

Topcoder gives me freedom and opportunities to grow. Topcoder also taught me to change my point of view: seek a solution in every problem.

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

GE Transportation Challenge. I love when I break my habits while working on these challenges.

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

Failed on the screening process and won that challenge.

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

Being a Topcoder Copilot and TCO17 Trip Winner.

Best music album to design to?

Joe Hisaishi in Budokan – 25 years with the Animations of Hayao Miyazaki, Coldplay, Clean Bandit, Anime and Film Scores.

What books do you recommend?

This year I will recommend Origin of Creation Takashi Amano Biography

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

All of them. They are really helpful!

Do you have a favorite designer/artist or other inspiration?

It's a tricky one. I'll go with Hayao Miyazaki, Joe Hisaishi, Paul Rand, Saul Bass.

As a designer, what is your biggest pet peeve?

Distraction: noise and visual.

What are the top 3 applications that you use when you design?

Mainly Illustrator, Sketch, and Photoshop

If you could design one world - renown item such as the Olympics logo, a new country flag, or redo a massive brand logo such as Coca Cola, what would you want to design and why?

Apple. They need a new brand. 😁

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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