An interview with marek.cygan

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How did you get into programming?

I borrowed a book from a friend of my father about Pascal, and I liked programming right away.

Which IDE do you use and why?

Pycharm, because it is best for python and I do not use IDE for C++.

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

When someone asked me about my handle.

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

Psyho, I like to compete with the best.

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

I have great family.

Best music album to code to?

I like instrumental music for coding.

What books do you recommend?

I read too few of them unfortunately.

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
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