An interview with Cristian77

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Has Topcoder changed your life? If so, how?

At Topcoder I was able to work on my own for the first time, so it has opened me to other ways to earn some money, learn and practice a lot of really nice technologies.

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

I haven't competed so much, but the Predix UI projects were a lot of fun to compete, and the technology was great.

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

To be able to compete on the TCO finals, being kind of new guy on Topcoder.

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

The first time I won a challenge, in a framework in which I had never worked, so I got paid for learning and build an awesome project at the same time.

Best music album to code to?

Any rock, punk or metal album that I like, the faster and louder the better 😀

What books do you recommend?

Just can remember these:
The Cave, José Saramago
Physics of the impossible, Michio Kaku

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

On the competitions that I won, I just have worked with Lunarkid, and it was such a nice experience to work with him, he was very helpful and available for any answer or feedback.

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

All the competitors that were able to score high in a competition are most valuable source of inspiration for me.

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

Javascript has been a really good language for me, because all of the options that you have to start coding something, or use awesome libraries already written on it.

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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