An interview with tomerun

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How did you get into programming?

I started programming when I was employed as a software engineer.

Which IDE do you use and why?

IntelliJ or Sublime Text

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

I have experienced my first foreign travel in TCO12 (and this TCO17 is my second foreign travel).

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

wata. Because he is one of the marathon legends and I want to see his excellent algorithm again.

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

I ran 100 kilometers in a day.

Best music album to code to?

Beatmania series original soundtrack

What books do you recommend?

The Elements of Computing Systems (From NAND to Tetris)

Tabs or spaces?


We asked the Finalists to use emojis in response to the following questions.

How do you feel about the TCO17 Finals?


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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