How did you get into programming?
I started programming at about 10 years old, affected by my father, who is a programming engineer.
Which IDE do you use and why?
Used to just use notepad++ as it's light and simple. Now also use Clion for some work.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you within the Topcoder community?
A lot of people asked me why I use such a weird handle. Actually I would not choose that handle (Some abbreviation in Chinese plus a random number) at all if I knew I will be glued to this community so long.
If you could go head to head with another algorithm or marathon competitor, who would you want to compete against and why?
ACRush. I'd like to discuss more Marathon problems with him but he is so busy nowadays.
Tell us about an achievement that you are most proud of.
I still have the same basic opinion as 20 years ago about many things in the world.
Best music album to code to?
Xian Lai Qing Shen(music album for Chinese paladin series game)
What books do you recommend?
I don't think any book is better than learning from net or your own mistakes nowadays.
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?