Meet _aid!

Algorithm Finalist
Aydar Sayranov's profile
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_aid
Aydar Sayranov
RUSSIAN FEDERATION

What's your favorite thing about competitive programming?
My favorite thing about competitive programming is coming up with new ideas.

How did you start out in competitive programming?
I began competitive programming when I was in school and I wanted to go to a top university.

What is your most memorable SRM and why?
SRM 700 because that was the only one I won.

What's your favorite Topcoder SRM problem and why?
There are too many to choose just one.

Who do you think is the most fierce or talented coder at Topcoder and why?
Um_nik.

What do you do when not working?
When I am not working I like to watch movies and play video games.

Where do you work? Tell us about your space(s).
I am currently still a student.

What's the best tip or piece of advice you can share with other members at Topcoder?
Rating is not important.

What are you most excited about for this year's TCO Finals?
I am excited to meet the other finalists.

Do you strive to be at TCO every year and if so, why does it matter to you?
Yes, because it's fun.

What was your secret to getting a ticket for the TCO finals more than once?
I guess I'm very lucky.