Meet Petr!

Algorithm Finalist
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Petr Mitrichev

About Petr Mitrichev
My bio can be located here

What’s your favorite thing about competitive programming?
I love meeting new people who share the same passion as myself.

How did you start out in competitive programming?
see my wiki

What’s your favorite Topcoder SRM problem and why?
TopCoder SRM 689 medium problem ZeroPointSixThreeSix - it was voted the best problem of 2016 in my blog

Who do you think is the most fierce or talented coder at Topcoder and why?
It is hard to judge talent as our sport is a huge mix of talent and practice. If I had to pick one coder, it would obviously be tourist.

What do you do when not working?
Play with my 2 year old daughter.

Where do you work? Tell us about your space(s).
I work for Google in Zurich and both Zurich and Google Zurich are wonderful places to be in. I would be happy to tell more over a cup of tea.

What’s the best tip or piece of advice you can share with other members at Topcoder?
Try to use competitive programming as a way to connect with people instead of just solving the problems.

What are you most excited about for this year’s TCO Finals?
Meeting old and new friends, and trying to beat them in the competition.

Do you strive to be at TCO every year and if so, why does it matter to you?
Of course! I need to win it every year. ;-)

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