Welcome to the May Programmer of the Month edition!
This month we have with us Egor Kulikov who is our Programmer of the Month. Egor has been part of CodeChef since March 2010 and has submitted close to 80 problems in a years time. He is ranked 3rd in the short contest format. We hope this is just the start and we have lots to see from this great mind. On behalf of the CodeChef team, we wish him good luck for the future. Now let’s see what Egor has to tell us about himself.
Brief introduction about yourself:
Nothing special. I’m just your generic software engineer with a loving family (hello to Kate and Dmitry) that likes his job to the extent that he can devote a big chunk of his free time to programming also.
How/When did you start programming?
I started at secondary school, but never seriously participated in school olympiads. I started to take it seriously at the second year in university.
What do you do when you’re not programming?
Playing soccer and computer games, listening hard rock (but hey, I do that while I do programming).
What do you like most about CodeChef?
Solving tough algorithmic problem without strict time limit over my head.
How many hours a day do you program?
As this is my work – about 8 hours a day.
If you could eat dinner with any famous person (past or present), who would it be and what dish would you have?
I think it would be dinner with Klauss Meine and we will have steak (medium-raw for me 😉 ) with baked potatoes.
What is the secret to being a good programmer?
Participating in any contest that I can find.
What are your plans for the future?
I hope to qualify for TCO again. That is the best onsite competition among those I participated in.