What is the most interesting challenge you competed on at Topcoder and why?
My first contest (some component design). It was a life changer and the prize for the 1st place was $1800!
What is your most memorable Topcoder challenge this TCO19 qualification and why?
VRP problems. It is a set of real life projects which required sophisticated algorithms to save a lot of money for the clients.
Who do you think is the most fierce or talented coder at Topcoder and why?
Everybody. We are all Topcoders!
What is the programming language you most relate to and why?
C/C++ because it is fast and powerful.
What do you do when not working?
Entrepreneurship with some crazy ideas and spend time with my growing kids.
Where do you work? Tell us about your space(s).
Amazon PrimeAir - a super secret project.
What’s the best tip or piece of advice you can share with other members at Topcoder?
Never give up, keep calm, and enjoy the prizes.
What are you most excited about for this year’s TCO Finals?
Texas in winter.
What was your secret to getting a ticket for the TCO finals more than once?
Just hard work and a lot of luck.