What is your Topcoder story?
I first heard about Topcoder at my alma mater, ITMO University. Since then, I tried many times to advance to TCO onsite round, and this is the second time I manage to do it.
I compete because I like programming competitions. Also I like traveling, which I can do thanks to some competitions providing top participants with free travel to onsite finals.
Tell us about something in your life, outside of Topcoder, that you are most proud of.
I think that what I am most proud of is that I (as part of a team) won ACM ICPC finals – twice.