CodeChef SnackDown 2015 Team Profile – Team crteam

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Team Name: crteam
Team Members: Roman Udovichenko & Aliaksei Tolstsikau
Institution/Organization: Yandex
SnackDown 2015 Rank: ROW 17

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

Roman Udovichenko: I started coding when I was 12. I learned about programming from my school teacher.

Aliaksei Tolstsikau: In 2003. Practice, practice and once more practice.

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

Roman Udovichenko: My first programming contest experience was regional olympiad in informatics. I did not very well, because I was 13 at that time 🙂

Aliaksei Tolstsikau: Belarusian state university contest in 2004 (preliminary round of regional ACM ICPC).
Q. CodeChef: How often do you code on any given day & weekend?

Roman Udovichenko: I code very much, every day on my job and in the free time. I think I spent about 50 hours a week on coding.

Aliaksei Tolstsikau: Couple years ago I coded 4-6 hours per week, now only 1-2 per week.

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

Roman Udovichenko: I can’t remember any hurdles.

Aliaksei Tolstsikau: After wedding I still had time to compete a lot, but now I have two sons and don’t have time for trainings.

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

Roman Udovichenko: Hmmm… maybe being lazy and not practicing a lot.

Aliaksei Tolstsikau: They don’t learn any code style.

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

Roman Udovichenko: I use C++ because of its speed and Python with its great module system and nice language syntax.

Aliaksei Tolstsikau: C++. Just a habbit.

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

Roman Udovichenko: Practice a lot.

Aliaksei Tolstsikau: Try to solve problems that you did not solve early!

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

Roman Udovichenko: I like contests with prizes. I don’t like if test data for some problem is wrong..

Aliaksei Tolstsikau: SnackDown is great!

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

Roman Udovichenko: My experience.

Aliaksei Tolstsikau: A strong teammate.

Q. CodeChef: What motivates you to compete?

Roman Udovichenko: Prizes.

Aliaksei Tolstsikau: Challenges and prizes 🙂

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

Roman Udovichenko: I think I will be a team leader of small group.

Aliaksei Tolstsikau: Ph. D. in Computer Science.

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

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

Regards,
Rudreshwar
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