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Marathon Match Finalist
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Shuji Yamada

What is your most memorable Marathon Match and why?
Marathon Match 110. If I remember correctly, this was the first match in the new platform.

What’s your favorite Topcoder Marathon Match problem and why?
TrucksAndCouriers and KnightsAndPawns. Because the problems are too hard for me.

Who do you think is the most fierce or talented coder at Topcoder and why?
wata_orz is, I’m a big fan of him.

What do you do when not working?
Read books, watch anime, and karaoke.

Where do you work? Tell us about your space(s).
I work for Future in Osaki.

If you could give your past self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Study English and mathematic puzzles.

What kind of music do you listen to while working on your solutions?
I prefer no music.

What’s the best tip or piece of advice you can share with other members at Topcoder?
Sleep is more important than competitive programming.

What does Topcoder mean to you?
Marathon Match platform.

How does it feel to be a first time TCO Finalist?
I’m worried because I’m not good at English.

What are you most looking forward to at your first-ever TCO Finals?
Compete with Marathon Match specialists.

Did you strive to make it TCO this year and if so, why does it matter to you?
I set my goal this year to be a TCO finalist.