Iaroslav Tverdokhlib



Napoleon cake
Pop rock
Vacation Spot:
San Diego
The Silence of the Lambs

What is your Topcoder story?

I started participating in Topcoder Algorithm matches when I was in high school. Even though during my time at Topcoder I managed to hit "target" rating and retain it for some time, I never had luck with TCO onsites so this is going to be my first one.

Why Topcoder?

I like the format of Topcoder Algorithm competitions. After graduating from the university, I stopped participating in almost all regular contests but I'm still trying to compete in SRMs as they are conveniently short and usually feature interesting problems.

Tell us about something in your life, outside of Topcoder, that you are most proud of.

I have recently moved to Silicon Valley to work in a social network company everyone has heard of. When I just started I joined a team that was just a month old and I'm really excited to see what we've managed to build in the past 1.5 years.

We asked our finalists to play the word association game. We gave them a word and they gave us the first word that popped into their head.

Innovation Tesla
Inspiration Success
Hope Chance
Challenging Accepted
Create Paper