An interview with fivestarwy

Read about our TCO17 Finalists.
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How has Topcoder changed your life?

Topcoder is part of my life now.

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

Many projects on Topcoder are interesting, if I have enough time, I will compete, otherwise I will try to participate as a reviewer.

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

I got 4th place in stage 2 but was lucky to get the chance to TCO17 Finals.

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

Trip winner of TCO14 and TCO15, and now TCO17.

Best music album to code to?

No preference, depends on the mood

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

All copilots I have met are great πŸ™‚

How did you get into programming?

I started programming after I went to college.

Which IDE do you use and why?

IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, VS Code

What books do you recommend?

Zero to One

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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