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Tiancheng Lou

What’s your favorite thing about competitive programming?
Meeting other Topcoders!

How did you start out in competitive programming?
High school programming courses.

What is your most memorable SRM and why?
SRM482. Rating reached 3900+ (3902).

What’s your favorite Topcoder SRM problem and why?
It’s hard to choose a favorite. There are so many interesting problems.

Who do you think is the most fierce or talented coder at Topcoder and why?
I think everyone agrees, Petr and Tourist are the most talented coders at Topcoder.

What do you do when not working?
Play video games.

Where do you work? Tell us about your space(s).
Everywhere in the world.

If you could give your past self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Be comfortable with uncertainty.

What kind of music do you listen to while working on your solutions?
I don’t listen to music while working.

What is the dream project you want to build, design, or solve for?
To make cars drive themselves.

What’s the best tip or piece of advice you can share with other members at Topcoder?
The best way to predict the future is to create it.

What does Topcoder mean to you?
A platform to meet other Topcoders.

What are you most excited about for this year’s TCO Finals?
Seeing Houston.

What was your secret to getting a ticket for the TCO finals more than once?
Be consistent.

What’s the one question and answer you wished we would have asked you, but didn’t?
What’s your favorite video game? And the answer is: Dota2.