An interview with iversonLv

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Has Topcoder changed your life? If so, how?


"Work hard then get more" that is why I love topcoder.

I could handle all my time, if I feel tired I can have a vacation, play basketball with my friends, play DOTA2 and won't worry about being fired.

I have much time stay with my baby and family.

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


In fact all projects/customers at Topcoder are great.

I get to know what are the popular technologies right now, what are the most favorite technologies of big companies.

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

At TCO10 in Las Vegas, I tried to gamble ๐ŸŽฒ but wasn't sure about the age; whether 21 (22? I don't remember Las Vegas gamble age) years old –~~~~ ๐Ÿ˜‚

Lucky I brought my passport ๐Ÿ˜, and~~then~~~ I lost 40 buck๐Ÿ˜ญ

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

I attended the TCO and that is the achievement I'm most proud of I believe, Not just a FREE vacation โœˆ but could see top coders from all over the world.

Best music album to code to?

I don't remember specific album or music name, I like to listening randomly.

To be frank, most time I like coding at the midnight silently, Sometimes just think MUSIC is noise. But yes, I love listening to some cartoon music and soft music.๐ŸŽง

What books do you recommend?

I recommend watching Youtube, Official Document, Forum articles directly, and some paid video tutorial website. Books nowadays will be outdated faster CUZ versions for specific technologies grow faster, so some demo/example won't work if follow booked but use latest versions codes.

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

There are lots of UI Prototype copilots I would thumb up๐Ÿ‘, e.g. Lunarkid, Quesks, mahestro, callmekatootie…
Not only do they write a good detailed spec but help us understand what the clients want, and respond quickly in the forums but also help me solve some problems, e.g. callmekatootie help me to understand some github workflow during a Bug Bash I competed in.

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

I think my FAVORITES could be ADMIRED.
Most top leader-board developers at Topcoder I am admire, I am happy that I can compete with them in the same platform, secondly I hope some day I could defeat them๐ŸŽฏ

What is your favorite developer language or front end technology and why?

They can show guys how wonderful a website is.

– Angular2, mongoDB, nodeJS are my favorite as I AM LEARNING…โŒจ

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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