I grew up in the countryside where it usually snowed till May. As a child, I was an avid skier, skater, climed every tree I could find & one winter I built the Discovery (from Space Odyssey) in my parent's backyard.
I despised high-school and dropped out in order to become a sci-fi author; Although I did write a novel titled "Arkadia - the youngest dynasty" my publishing career went largely undistinguished.
At university I started out studying economics, but quickly decided to switch to Software Development, since I had no intention spending the rest of my days counterfeiting statistics to the glory of my bosses.
After training in C++, Java, and the usual CS subjects for a while, I discovered the emerging power of the browser platform for serious work, its ease of deployment and upgrade cycles, and decided I wanted to build my future on those technologies.
I realized I needed a theoretical background in science & algorithms to fulfill my dreams, so i joined a research group, wrote some papers & went to some conferences, and now I am in the process of founding my own startup.
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