An interview with rng_58

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How did you get into programming?

I was invited to Japanese OI when I was a Japanese MO (math olympiad) student.

Which IDE do you use and why?

Notepad++ because it's easy to use.

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

I became an admin.

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

Petr or tourist because they are the best.

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

Three TCO winnings.

Best music album to code to?

Musics are too distracting while I code.

What books do you recommend?

Train timetable

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'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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