Silvana Vacchina



Metal, Classical, Oldies...
Vacation Spot:
Caribbean islands (or any island)
The Hunt for Red October

What is your Topcoder story?

I first heard about Topcoder from a NASA request about a project to search for asteroids. Since then I've been growing with this platform and I've seen how this has changed, I've participated in some very interesting projects and I've met interesting people :)

Why Topcoder?

I compete because I focus better and I'm a better worker under pressure… in common jobs I feel a little bored and only one job makes me feel the same so having the chance to work for different projects makes me feel interested in what I'm doing having to schedule time as better as possible and having to think in different things at the same time.

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

I love to live next to the sea and I enjoy playing music very much. I've been singing for several years in a chorus and I've been playing a couple of years with a metal band. I also love to have spent some months working in a space center participating in launching missions because I love everything related with space (who has never dreamed of being an astronaut?…)

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 Progress
Inspiration White
Hope Space
Challenging Strength
Create Empty