A place for me to develop myself, my skills, meet some awesome people, AND earn $$ having fun competing!
Winning TCO12 🙂
Playing games, playing with my daughters, travelling, and developing a new found interest for cats.
READ and ASK.
Carefully read specs and ask questions.
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.