How did you get into programming?
My parents suggested I try it when I was 7.
Which IDE do you use and why?
Far Manager — fast editor + terminal
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you within the Topcoder community?
Solving Topcoder SRMs on a train is always fun.
If you could go head to head with another algorithm or marathon competitor, who would you want to compete against and why?
I feel lucky to be able to compete against everyone I'd want to.
Tell us about an achievement that you are most proud of.
Winning TCO 2014 Algorithm, of course!
Best music album to code to?
John Cage, 4'33"
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?