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INTERVIEW

What does Topcoder mean to you?

It's been an amazing hobby over the years — Topcoder's pushed me to challenge myself, introduced me to people around the world, and gotten me in top shape for interviews and contests.


What is your greatest career accomplishment to date?

Winning the 2014 International Olympiad in Informatics


What are you hobbies besides Topcoder?

Poker, juggling, chess


What is your best tip for a new Topcoder member just starting out?

Dig in — it's a long journey and an awesome ride.


Tell us your Topcoder story.

I first heard about Topcoder from my brother in 2010. I'd just gotten started with the USA Computing Olympiad contests and was looking for resources for practice. Pretty soon, though, I started pursuing Topcoder for its own sake, and SRMs have become one of my favorite pastimes.