As we approach closer to the ACM ICPC world programming event and everybody is working hard on improving their skills, we thought it would be great for us to have someone who is a professional and doing wonders at CodeChef. Seeing his success in the last few months, he sure is making a name for him self. Yes, we are talking about Rajiv Kumar Aggarwal, the winner of the September Contest. Lets get a sneak peak and see what Rajiv has to say about himself.
Name: Rajiv Kumar Aggarwal
Institute: C.R. State College of Engg., Murthal, Haryana
Company: Teradata India Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad
How/When did you start programming?
I started programming after joining my Engineering College.
What do you do when you’re not programming?
I prefer to solve puzzles, watch cricket or sleep.
What do you like most about CodeChef?
It provides the platform to compete with the world’s best programmers and also to learn many new things.
How many hours a day do you program?
8-9 hours in a working day.
If you could eat dinner with any famous person (past or present), who would it be and what dish would you have?
Going out with a famous person is not on my ambition list, unless I see any advantage out of it. I would rather go out with my family/friends.
What is the secret to being a good programmer?
Apart from working hard, one should be logically good. Should be able to think about different ways of solving the problem.
What are your plans for the future?
I am already on right track and see myself contributing for a breakthrough of a new product/technology.