Great community. A place to learn, challenge, and improve.
Winning too many iOS challenges in Topcoder.
Going out with my small family.
Just do it. Go ahead and start competing. You will learn a lot by competing.
Heard about it from friends in college of course about algorithm and competitions there. Then, figured out the “Component Development” track and started to learn how to compete by competing in my first contest. It was very easy and I was so lucky that only 1 person submitted besides me. I got almost 75 which was the passing score at that time and I won $250. It was my first money earned from software engineering. It motivated me to do much more and learn more and I was yet in 2nd year in college learning how to program.
Now, being part of the iOS community and winning so many iOS challenges is something I'm so proud of.