CodeChef SnackDown 2015 Team Profile – Team Havka-papstvo

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Team Name: Havka-papstvo
Team MembersEgor KulikovPavel Mavrin
Institution/Organization: ITMO University
SnackDown 2015 Rank: ROW 04

Q. CodeChef: When did you start coding and how did you learn?

Pavel Mavrin: In school

Egor Kulikov: About 1993, a lot of practice

Q. CodeChef: Could you name and share your first programming contest experience?

Pavel Mavrin: school olympiade in 3th grade

Egor Kulikov: We solved only 2 problems in our university selection contest.

Q. CodeChef: How often do you code on any given day & weekend?

Pavel Mavrin: About 1 problem a day

Egor Kulikov: This is my work besides hobby, so a lot.

Q. CodeChef: What was the biggest hurdle on your road to where you are today?

Pavel Mavrin: moving to St. Petersburg

Egor Kulikov: Believing in myself.

Q. CodeChef: What do you think biggest mistake competitive programmers make?

Pavel Mavrin: Don’t read the statement carefully

Egor Kulikov: Thinking that task is unsolvable

Q. CodeChef: What programming language do you use and why?

Pavel Mavrin: Java. It’s comfortable to write big programs

Egor Kulikov: Java, it is most convenient to use and a lot of useful tools are made for competitive programming.

Q. CodeChef: What advice do you have for other competitive programmers?

Pavel Mavrin: Don’t give up

Egor Kulikov: Practice.

Q. CodeChef: What do you like the most about CodeChef? and what would you don’t like in it?

Pavel Mavrin: –

Egor Kulikov: I like long contest as they are change of pace from the more traditional contests. I would prefer more robust infrastructure and some API.

Q. CodeChef: What factors do you believe help you win?

Pavel Mavrin: I’m lucky.

Egor Kulikov: Fantastic teammate.

Q. CodeChef: What motivates you to compete?

Pavel Mavrin: It’s cool to compete with the best coders.

Egor Kulikov: It is fun

Q. CodeChef: Where do you see yourself 5 years down the line?

Pavel Mavrin: I don’t make such long plans.

Egor Kulikov: Doing great things.

That, ladies & gentlemen is Team Havka for you. We thoroughly enjoyed their responses and hope you did too.

We will be back soon, so keep watching this space.

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