What is your Topcoder story?
In 2008 one of my friends suggested I participate in SRM challenges, and it was a great experience! A few years later I decided to try to compete in development challenges, and I was surprised with the great organization of various types of challenges. When I was an inexperienced developer, the most important was the ability to view winning submissions and get thorough feedback from reviewers. It helped a lot in becoming a better developer!
"I like competing at Topcoder because I can choose the projects I'm interested in and the time that is most comfortable to me. It also forces me to deliver the best quality I can.
Since March 2016 I decided to leave my full-time job to have more free time. And another benefit that Topcoder provides is the ability to work remotely. Finally, Topcoder pays well when you work hard. :)"
Tell us about something in your life, outside of Topcoder, that you are most proud of.
"I was born in Kyrgyzstan, it is very beautiful country with lots of great mountains and hospitable people! Then in 2008, when I was 20, I moved to Ukraine and got my first full-time .NET developer job.
My hobbies are various activities such as karting, tennis, gym, etc. I'm one of the members of Ukrainian karting team ""Kozaks"", and usually once a year we compete in international 24-hours endurance challenges.
Probably one of my achievements is bronze medal in IOI 2005 (Poland)."