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Algorithm Finalist
Makoto Soejima's profile
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Makoto Soejima

What’s your favorite thing about competitive programming?
My favorite thing about competitive programming is solving math puzzles.

How did you start out in competitive programming?
I first participated in the JOI qualification round.

What’s your favorite Topcoder SRM problem and why?
Among the recent SRM problems, I’d say TurnOffLightsDiv1.

Who do you think is the most fierce or talented coder at Topcoder and why?
Tourist and Petr because of their ratings.

What do you do when not working?

Where do you work? Tell us about your space(s).

What’s the best tip or piece of advice you can share with other members at Topcoder?
Do not rely on advanced knowledge.

What are you most excited about for this year’s TCO Finals?
I am excited for the competition.

Do you strive to be at TCO every year and if so, why does it matter to you?
Yes, TCO is one of the best competitions in competitive programming.

What was your secret to getting a ticket for the TCO finals more than once?
There is no secret.