An interview with xudyh

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How did you get into programming?

When I'm about 10 years old, there is a programming class in my school.

Which IDE do you use and why?

Sublime Text 2. Because I'm too lazy to try other IDEs.

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

Only advanced in TCO in the wildcard rounds. However, I failed to come onsite last year.

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

rng_58. Because he is my favorite competitor.

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

I hope I can perform well in this TCO trip. And this experience becomes the achievement that I'm most proud of. 🙂

Best music album to code to?

Soft music. And exciting music when I'm tired.

What books do you recommend?

"The Man Who Changed China", a biography of former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin. Just for fun 🙂

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

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