What is the most interesting challenge you competed on at Topcoder and why?
Personal Protective Equipment Detection. This is the only challenge that I have participated in at Topcoder.
Who do you think is the most fierce or talented coder at Topcoder and why?
Wleite. My friends who participate in challenges often mention this nickname.
What is the programming language you most relate to and why?
Python allows you to quickly do what you want while ensuring stability and reliability.
What do you do when not working?
I play bowling or participate in projects that are not related to my main work.
Where do you work? Tell us about your space(s).
I work at Moscow State University. I have stunning views of the main building and the Academy of Sciences building.
If you could give your past self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Start programming earlier and do not be afraid to participate in challenges.
What kind of music do you listen to while working on your solutions?
Post-rock and alternative-rock. Usually, I listen to the playlist of the day, which is automatically compiled based on my preferences.
What’s the best tip or piece of advice you can share with other members at Topcoder?
Record information about the experiments from the very beginning to make the final pipeline.
What does Topcoder mean to you?
The opportunity to participate in projects that have practical application.
How does it feel to be a first time TCO Finalist?
I’ve had many problems with getting a visa.
What are you most looking forward to at your first-ever TCO Finals?
Сommunicating with the other participants
Did you strive to make it TCO this year and if so, why does it matter to you?
Yes I did.