Biography for Natalia Moskovchuk

Briefly about me

I'm student from Ukraine. I like to travel, do hiking and skiing(snowboarding sometimes). As for my background - I studied at Lviv Physics and Mathematics Lyceum, which is the best high school in Ukraine. Then I'm one of the best students in the university. And now I want to do something for real.

About my study
I am Master student at the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. I will graduate and get my master diploma at the beginning of this summer. During these years I learn Differential Equations, Equations in Partial Derivations, Differential Geometry and Topology, Complex analysis, Numerical Methods, Variations Calculus and Methods of Optimization, Mathematical Statistics. That's why I think, that I'm good candidate for math-related project.

My interests
Education at my university is shifted towards theory, but I always wanted to find out the practical use of my knowledge and solve real problems. That's why during last year I was learning computer science-related subjects on Coursera. Computer science was always interesting for me and I'm looking forward to work on some real project, achieve good results and  improve my skills. 

My non-Smalltalk experiences so far
I done numerical methods homework in pascal at the university. And I compleated coursera courses on python, that had some homework too. In this course we wrote some games like Blackjack and Asteroids. I folowed coursera courses on sml.

My Smalltalk experiences so far
I completed Prof Stef's tutorial and read Pharo by Example book. I wrote Midpoint ODE solver for SciSmalltalk supported by tests pull request. During my studies I developed Euler's method for ODE and added it to rosettacode.

Why am I interested in Smalltalk?
Because it's easy to learn and understand it. Smalltalk is pure object oriented language and this is the best way to learn me the OOP.

Will I stay with Smalltalk after the project is finished?
Yes, of course. I'm looking for PhD position and will be happy to do research in Smalltalk.


Updated: 21.4.2013