An interview with ikatanic

Read about our TCO17 Finalists.
Toggle Menu

How did you get into programming?

Saw a random Pascal program and got curious.

Which IDE do you use and why?

Emacs. Life is too short to learn Vim.

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

No funny things :(.

If you could go head to head with another algorithm or marathon competitor, who would you want to compete against and why?


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

ACM ICPC medals.

Best music album to code to?

Suits soundtracks

What books do you recommend?

Everything by Keigo Higashino

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

Weekly updates about the Topcoder Open (TCO) straight to your inbox.

  • All the latest news about TCO
  • Leaderboard updates
  • Newly launched TCO-eligible challenges.
  • Blog posts, event updates, contests, and more!