How did (person) become a top competitive programmer?
This question approaches the goal of getting better by asking what a specific person did to achieve their competitive programming rank. On Quora, the person in question will sometimes even write an answer. Or other people may use public records like online judge history to speculate on the secret to someone's success.
There are answers to this question on the Red-Green-Code blog:
- How Did X Become a Top Competitive Programmer?
- How Did X Become a Top Competitive Programmer, Part 2
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