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So finally here is the March edition of the Moderators' Newsletter. Satvik was a bit busy with his exams this so I had taken up the responsibility for this edition. Hope you all like it.

New features to be excited about

Change is permanent. It continues to etch its stories on everyone, everything and everywhere. And we have a bunch of its stories right here on Brilliant in the form of several features that would make you wish to stay on the website a “little” longer every day.

Brilliant Waterloo Engineering Scholarship - the decisions will be out real soon!:

Get ready, hold your breath, cross your fingers for the results for the scholarship program at University of Waterloo will be out sooner or later. The highly anticipated results will reveal the names of the two members who have been selected by Brilliant to attend one of the world's finest engineering programs

Calvin isn't the only guy who works for Brilliant – The Brilliant Professional Programming Series:

We also had a note on our feeds which was an eye opener to the portion of the community that believed the myth that a “Calvin Lin” was the only thing required to run the website – The Brilliant Professional Programming Series. Although it has not yet garnered as much attention as Calvin Lin’s Messageboard (which probably explains the myth), it provided a good insight into what the company Brilliant looks like. We expect about a monthly post from the programmers, with the first installment already out there. So do subscribe to the thread.

New Quantitative finance section for those interested about financial literacy!:

Quantitative Finance is a field of applied math which seeks to predict how financial markets behave. It crosses many disciplines like Probability, Combinatorics, Economics and Computer Science. This is a new and exciting area for the Brilliant community to explore, and would open up further opportunities down the road.

SAT section with a brand new look! Yay!:

The new SAT section on Brilliant helps you master each SAT topic, providing you with hundreds of examples, multiple solution approaches, and explanations for incorrect choices. Links to individual skills, Tips and Facts and Formulas further help you prepare for the test. Check it out!

Have a question about Brilliant? Need help? Or just want to hang out with us? Come find us in the moderator’s messageboard.

Challenging Problems

Challenges are the true mirrors; they show what you are capable of. And Brilliant has a plethora of these mirrors for everyone from the novices to the experts and maybe even Calvin (though different types of them :P). The community has been flooded with a number of good problems this month as usual. Here are some of them just in case you didn’t happen to find them on your feeds

New and Active members

The Brilliant community is now spreading like never before. Students and mentors from all over the world are adding to the community every day, contributing to it and also learning from it. Several members have been really active for past couple of fortnights and have been significantly contributing to the community lately. They deserve a word of mention and recognition for their benefaction to the community. Sravanth Chebrolu , Bryan Lee Shi Yang , Patrick Bourg , Kartik Kulkarni, Srutatshi Chakrabarti and Roman Fargo are definitely going to hit the WhoToFollow list in near future.

Interesting Happenings

• Our fellow mod, Daniel just reached the 5000 follower milestone. Hearty congratulations to him on his achievement.

• This newsletter is flanked by important examinations in countries with a significant number of members in the community, India and USA. There was AMC in US a couple of weeks ago and in India JEE-Mains is at the doorstep. One can find a number of discussions about it which were posted within about a couple of weeks.

• Brilliant's Logo: Ever wondered what inspired the Brilliant's logo? Is it fullerene or a globe or some sort of connections? Well here is the answer: It was inspired by Dymxaion Map. Here is the product designer's take on it.

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Who To Follow

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This section recognizes the members who have been really helping out the community sincerely over a fairly long period and have helped in raising the bar continuously making the experience better for the entire community. What follows is the most awaited list of the newsletter, in no specific order.

Be sure to hit the follow button when you see their profiles.

This month’s Special

Missed Brilliant due to exams? Weren't following any of the above people? Coming back to see what has changed? Well, here is a collection of the most popular discussions on Brilliant in the past month so that you feel as much a part of the community as others and to get you going and fueling your streaks yet again.

Quote of the month

Brilliant is not just Math, Physics or CS. Besides the new quantitative finance section being an additional facet, we also relished a flavour of philosophy in the past month. Sandeep Bhardwaj’s series of notes reflects his philosophy of life and is worth a read. And not to forget our “quotist”, Jeremy Bansil has yet another thought provoking note for you - "Never tell a story if you do not even know the moral lesson. ".

Acknowledgements:

Satvik for handing over the "responsibility" to me (and his exams :P).

Mursalin Habib and Calvin Lin for their valuable comments and contributions.

Note by Sudeep Salgia
3 years ago

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I missed the WhoToFollow list again :'(

Later Edit: I was kidding. I am awesome and I know it. I don't need followers to prove it.

I think @Jake Lai has to be in that list as well. What is the criteria BTW? Some are overrated out here, I think. *Many others too like Kishlaya etc.

- 3 years ago

I haven't been too active recently, whereas Kishlaya, I feel, has. Come next month, we'll see ;)

- 3 years ago

Thanks. I will take those suggestions into considerations next time.

Oh! a great thanks for my mentioning my name.

Also, I think, you are more active than me and that list truly deserves your name before mine.

- 3 years ago

Oh thanks! But I don't think so. Activeness may be the criteria but intelligence is as well. But yeah, really thanks for that!

- 3 years ago

These guys should be there too!

- 3 years ago

These were in previous month's newsletter.

- 3 years ago

Oh , me and my bad memory :(

- 3 years ago

LOL Me too. But don't worry. That list ain't the end of the world :P

P.S.:- I feel the list this month has been a bit biased. It necessarily, should have active members.

- 3 years ago

Are you referring to Daniel Ploch and John Muradeli ?

- 3 years ago

Yeah, Daniel's Combi questions are too good ! And not to mention John's GIFSs !!

- 3 years ago

I never enjoy too many gifs :/

Haha ok .

- 3 years ago

Don't worry dude , you'll definitely beat @Daniel Liu in terms of followers!! I am vouching for you .

- 3 years ago

That's almost impossible

- 3 years ago

I think you are the Indian with highest no of followers !!

- 3 years ago

I'm Indian! I just live in Australia.

- 3 years ago

I'm really sorry .

@Krishna Ar Here's your competition :)

- 3 years ago

Jatin ,sreejato and anish have around 3600 ,3000 and 2700 followers respectively

I think sandeep sir at his current speed will be soon in this league.

- 3 years ago

Agreed , but I made the above comment keeping in mind that none of those you have mentioned are active , currently !

- 3 years ago

- 3 years ago

Can you guess why the list is biased?

I can't guess why. Can you?

EDIT:- Was it made by you? :P

- 3 years ago

That is a correct guess. Possibly that is why my name isn't there.

Haha.

- 3 years ago

Congrats @Daniel Ploch ,@Satvik Golechha, @John Muradeli ,@Azhaghu Roopesh M ,@Ronak Agarwal for making way to the WhoToFollow List!!

- 3 years ago

I shall make new awesome content in the future. Just wait for it ;)

- 3 years ago

Thanks a lot !!

- 3 years ago

Thanks.

- 3 years ago

Wow !! I didn't know that @Sudeep Salgia was a mod !

- 3 years ago

Btw, Congratulations for making it to the WhoToFollow List.

- 3 years ago

Thanks a lot for putting me there !!

- 3 years ago

Yep he is.

- 3 years ago

BTW, @Ronak Agarwal : what is special about 16th march?

- 3 years ago

See this

- 3 years ago

same question ; what is special about 16th march? @Ronak Agarwal ,@Mvs Saketh

- 3 years ago

- 3 years ago

So , how did you fare in the Olympiads ?

- 3 years ago

Check this

- 3 years ago

What about Pranjal ? He didn't comment there ,right ?

- 3 years ago

What about me? I couldn't get in any of Chemistry or Astronomy...

- 3 years ago

Oh , no worries , you'll get selected in IITB :) And may I know about Bhavya ? Did he get selected ?

- 3 years ago

He got selected in Astronomy and Physics.

- 3 years ago

Good for him .

- 3 years ago

His INCHO results are being released on that day and he's excited abt it !

- 3 years ago

Oh, thanks Azhagu for letting us know! :) I completely forgot about the INO'S XD

- 3 years ago

Haha , btw it's Azhaghu and my name's Roopesh . It's abt time I said it .

- 3 years ago

Oh I am sorry, I didnt know that!

- 3 years ago

Superb work @Sudeep Salgia !

(And really, I never knew about the Brilliant logo, and it's origin.)