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iamtong

INTERVIEW

What does Topcoder mean to you?

A place for me to develop myself, my skills, meet some awesome people, AND earn $$ having fun competing!


What is your greatest career accomplishment to date?

Winning TCO12 🙂


What are you hobbies besides Topcoder?

Playing games, playing with my daughters, travelling, and developing a new found interest for cats.


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

READ and ASK.

Carefully read specs and ask questions.


Tell us your Topcoder story.

In 2009 I randomly found a Topcoder Studio banner on some website and I have never left since. I have been competing in Studio competitions for the past 6 years, and still continue to enjoy everything about being a member here. From the thrill of checking out a new spec, to brainstorming ideas, sharpening my skills, struggling to break free from my comfort zone, learning to trust my gut instincts versus going against my better judgement, learning to read the client and be patient with other copilots and admins, trying to prioritize my schedule and improving my time management skills – not to mention trying to stay up-to-date with emerging trends.

Everything is a challenge, and I guess that is what keeps driving me forward.