How did you get into programming?
Programming contest for high school students in Japan.
Which IDE do you use and why?
Visual Studio 2017. There are no other choices for C# users.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you within the Topcoder community?
I can not read and write English, so I use a translation website when reading problem sentences. It was very interesting that there were a lot of people taking photographs of the screen that I am translating when I used the translation site with TCO for the first time.
(Of course, I also use Google Translate to create this answer.)
If you could go head to head with another algorithm or marathon competitor, who would you want to compete against and why?
Psyho. He is the strongest marathon competitor.
Tell us about an achievement that you are most proud of.
Establishment of AtCoder Inc.
Best music album to code to?
What books do you recommend?
"最強最速アルゴリズマー養成講座" in Japanese. This is a reference book of Topcoder which I wrote, which is released in Japan.
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?