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Development Finalist

bannie2492


INTERVIEW

What does Topcoder mean to you?

The whetstone of coding skill


What are you hobbies besides Topcoder?

Sports, playing with my kids


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

1. submit
2. submit
3. submit


Tell us your Topcoder story.

I participated in Topcoder algorithm contests when I realized writing “Hello world” code was really not fun. After that I tried component development challenges and the first time I won second place with a $250 prize while my wife was waiting in the delivery room (shouting? Of course).

I never thought I could finish and win assembly challenges until I finished the 3 steps I just suggested in the previous question.

It was really challenging but fantastic experience.