An interview with qwerty787788

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How did you get into programming?

I just saw my brother writing programs and started doing same.

Which IDE do you use and why?

IDEA for Java and CLion for C. JetBrains products are the best!

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

tourist, but not in programming 🙂 Maybe after this I could say I beat tourist?

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

I won ACM ICPC 2015.

Best music album to code to?

I don't listen to music while coding.

What books do you recommend?

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! – really enjoyed this 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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