Let’s all say hello to Adrian Kugel, our Programmer of the Month for May 2010! Though he hasn’t ever been a part of the global top 5, he has shown consistent performance, improvement, and a definite passion for programming ever since he showed up on the CodeChef scene in November ’09. This is something that we would like to acknowledge and would love to see in more of our participants. Congratulations Adrian! Keep up the good work.
Name: Adrian Kügel
Institute: University of Ulm
How/When did you start programming?
I started at the age of 17 when a teacher showed me how to write a simple program in Basic.
What do you do when you’re not programming?
I spend much time with my girlfriend; we both like playing board games, reading fantasy books, go dancing.
What do you like most about CodeChef?
The interesting problems, and that there is enough time and I can manage to find some time during the contest to solve the problems.
How many hours a day do you program?
About 4 hours per day.
What’s your favourite book and why?
Lord of the Rings. I read it the first time at the age of 14 in English, although my English was not very good at the time, but still it was very fascinating for me and I couldn’t stop reading.
If you could eat dinner with any famous person (past or present), who would it be and what dish would you have?
I am not sure about the famous person, but it would certainly be a sweet dish.
What are your plans for the future.
Finishing my PhD in 2011, and then I will look for a job in the industry.