Biography for Vitalii Melnyk

Briefly about me

I am 18 years old and I am a second year student from Ukraine. I am fond of competitive programming.

About my study

I am second year student at the Department of Applied Mathematics of Lviv National University named after Ivan Franko. Two years ago I graduated from Lviv Physics and Mathematics Liceum, which is one of the best high schools in Ukraine.

My interests

I am fond of programming. Also I like to participate in programming competitions such as ACM ICPC, Google CodeJam, Facebook HackerCup and many others. I want to work on some real project to improve my skills.

My non-Smalltalk experiences so far

C++, C#, Javascript, HTML, Pascal.

Wrote some simple 2D games in Pascal, finishing crossplatform multiplayer Battleship game in C++.
Also I have written UserScript that automates site that registers the application of my university entrants.

Also I have some achievements in programming competitions.

My Smalltalk experiences so far

None yet. I am reading Pharo by Example book now. Going to write some simple projects until 17 of June to have some experience in Pharo.

Why am I interested in Smalltalk?

I like learning new languages. It seems that Smalltalk is very simple, so it is very easy to learn and understand it. Also I can better learn OOP on Smalltalk.

Will I stay with Smalltalk after the project is finished?

Cannot say this before I get some experience in programming using Smalltalk, but I heared that some people changed their programming language to Smalltalk after long years programming on C++ or Java, so I think that I can do this too.

Updated: 22.4.2013