An interview with leo.ananth

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Has Topcoder changed your life? If so, how?

Yes, All good changes happened in my life because of Topcoder. I started to work at Topcoder at 18 without any basic idea 😉 Initially gave a lots of funny submissions on the studio side 😛 but got good feedback to correct me and I learned a lot from other submissions. That was the beginning of my career. Now I'm working and being a glittering resource at a globalized bank at Singapore. All because of Topcoder 🙂

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

All projects; each one helping me to improve 🙂

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

When I was 18 years old (6 years ago) that time I applied for co-pilot position without any idea about that. 😛

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

My first winning on the studio side. That was my first earning too. I felt very rich when I got that money to my account. All happened when I was 18 so I feel very proud of that.

Best music album to code to?

Fast beat songs

What books do you recommend?

FaceBook 😛

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

systic, lunarkid, Alex, mahestro – Always fast response in forum

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

Always my brother selvaa89. He is my hero 🙂

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

Angular2, Ember Because I am getting more opportunities

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Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC)
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
Meituan Dianping

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