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By Um_nik, 2 months ago, In English

Hi.

Shayan asked if he could interview me and I said "Why not?" The thing will happen in the near future on Shayan's YouTube channel Algorithms with Shayan.

Meanwhile, you can join his community in Discord and send questions to me on a special channel. Or you can ask the questions in the comments here.

I will not monitor the comments because I don't want to know the questions beforehand. Shayan will choose the most interesting questions to be featured in the interview!

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Thank you, Um_nik.

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What did Alex do on the 4th of December, 2016?

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Why are you no longer uploading screencast of the contests,i love those.

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have you ever thought about changing your handle to cum_nik for the lulz?

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Why I can't join the discord server?

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Where can I get Um_nik's music playlist? Required for upcoming Div. 4 speedrun.

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In the recent interview with Shayan, alireza_kaviani said that he believes in a natural ceiling for everyone. However, in one of your previous AMAs,I think you said that anyone can become GM (which kind of means you don't believe in a natural ceiling). What is your opinion on that?

Also, do you have a favorite problem category(constructive, ad-hoc, dp, graph, geometry, combinatorics etc)?

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How to solve saumat.

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Is it a virtual interview or face-to-face interview??

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how to cope after failure ??

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I have 5 Questions: -When did your journey start in the world of CP? -Does your family encourage you to become better in CP or your school or it's just a coincidence that you entered this world and became good in it? -Does CP is your main job (Your source of income) or it's became something like habit to you? -Are you really enjoying it? -If you had a little brother and you want him to became a LGM in the future how would you make him practice and love this world (CP world).

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1 question 2 situations

Context:
Let's imagine that you agreed to work as a problem-solving tutor.

The question: How much do you charge per hour for tutoring?

Situation #1: 1-on-1 tutoring, or it can be a group of a small number of students.
Situation #2: Getting hired by a university to coach their students and teams.

Also, I like to add a general non-personal follow-up question: In your opinion, how much should someone with regular skills (bellow GM) charge per hour on average?

The reason behind the question is the lack of information about these criteria.

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  1. When you studying mathematics/physics, did you focus in theory or practice part?

  2. Is it possible to reach red if you do not have a coach? In other words, is a coach play an important role in reaching good level in competitive programming?

  3. If the textbooks were your friends during the university, what are your tips for reading this type of books productively?

Thanks Shayan for this opportunity to learn from great programmer (=

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Um_nik Why don't you believe in talent?

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Um_nik having your wonderful experience what would you suggest for someone who wants to reach Div-1, what kind of mistakes would you avoid based on the acquired experience right now?

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What's the discord join link, none of them here works

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the provided discord link is expired Shayan

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I hope it's not too late, safety first

Since Friday we started solving the hardest problem