Topcoder is a good platform to learn new technologies and earn prizes.
My greatest career accomplishment is that I won the Digital Run in November, 2014. For me, to achieve this there needs both hard work and good luck.
Stick to it and keep a good reliability.
I heard about Topcoder during college. I took part in the SRMs at first. Then many friends around me started to work on Development track and earn some money. With their help, I begun to know how to compete in the development contests too. Thanks to Topcoder for giving me a better life during my college with the payments I earned.
After I graduated, I worked at some big internet companies in China for several years. But finally, I think the free life living by Topcoder is more suitable for me. In Topcoder, you are free to control your time; you can only focus on technologies which you love in; and you can always learn new things.
My wife is very supportive. She will visit Topcoder websites frequently to tell me if there are some new assembly challenges and she is “”familiar”” with other competitors too, she will discuss with me about the challenges and analyse the chance that I can win, like a coach. Life is with lots of fun in Topcoder.