Programmer of the Month for July 2011: Gunjan Sharma

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Welcome to the July Programmer of the Month edition!

This month we have with us Gunjan Sharma who is our Programmer of the Month. Gunjan has been part of CodeChef since November 2009 and is ranked 35th in the long contest and 84th in the short contest format. We hope to see this bright young mind achieve his dreams. On behalf of the CodeChef team, we wish him good luck for the future.  Now let’s see what Gunjan has to tell us about himself.

Name: Gunjan Sharma
Age: 21
Institute: Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Company: Google
User id: shadow

Brief introduction about yourself:

Recently I have finished my bachelors from IIT Roorkee. I got placed in Google. Now I look forward to join Google soon. I have always had interest in Maths and puzzles. And I am quite passionate about programming.

How/When did you start programming?

I started programming only after I came in 2nd year. And it was on the codechef platform that I wrote my first program. The credit goes to my seniors for “how” I started programming.

What do you do when you’re not programming?

I usually watch movies and sitcoms.

What do you like most about CodeChef?

First of all the purpose that it is serving-“Bring out the best of Indian Programmers”. And also I like the codechef’s Interface. Another good thing about codechef is its long contest which gives you enough time to learn and implement new algorithms, and the challenge problems are unique in there own way 🙂

How many hours a day do you program?

Depends, there is no fixed time but I love coding whenever possible it always feels good to code.

If you could eat dinner with any famous person (past or present), who would it be and what dish would you have?

I would like to go out for dinner with Priyanka Chopra 😛 and whatever she likes should be good for me 😀

What is the secret to being a good programmer?

I think to learn all what u can whenever u get a chance. Also keep participating in any kind of programming competition as u never know what new things u might learn.

What are your plans for the future?

Currently I look forward to join Google and still keep participating in the programming competitions 🙂

Other than this I would like to say all the very best to the Codechef team and hope that u grow exponentially 🙂

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