Meet nika!

Marathon Match Finalist
Nicholas Jimsheleishvili's profile
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Nicholas Jimsheleishvili

What is your most memorable Marathon Match and why?
CrystalLighting (TCO18 Round 2) was my first big win and gave me not only more confidence, but a spot at TCO finals.

What’s your favorite Topcoder Marathon Match problem and why?
PrincessesAndMonsters (Marathon Match 98) was one of my favorites. It had interesting strategies and was fun to watch in Visualizer.

Who do you think is the most fierce or talented coder at Topcoder and why?
Tourist, winning TCO finals in two of the hardest tracks.

What do you do when not working?
Looking for new challenges in life, watching sports if I’m tired.

Where do you work? Tell us about your space(s).
I work remotely, which means working from home most of the time.

If you could give your past self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Start competing in Marathon Matches earlier.

What is the dream project you want to build, design, or solve for?
Creating the AI system that can solve complex problems with human help.

What’s the best tip or piece of advice you can share with other members at Topcoder?
Find your biggest weakness and improve it.

What are you most excited about for this year’s TCO Finals?
Final round of competition and exploring a new location.

Do you strive to be at TCO every year and if so, why does it matter to you?
Yes, I want to test myself every year against the best.

What was your secret to getting a ticket for the TCO finals more than once?
Trying to learn something new after every competition.