Hi there! My name is Trevor B. I've been on Brilliant for about a year now. A lot of great stuff has happened because of it. I've gotten a lot better at math, learned about computer science, interacted with a lot of great people, and I appreciate all that the community has done for me.

This is my messageboard. If you have a question for me, go ahead and ask. I'm excited for your questions. Thanks!

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TopNewestWhat Sources You Used for Learn Programming?

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I used Codecademy. It's a great site for learning new programming languages. I'll be learning Java after I get through my AP exams next month.

One of the things that's funny about it is the question set when you arrive to the site. I won't spoil the surprise ;)

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Why do you want to learn Java?

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OOP so if you are familiar with it in python it should be easy to catch. I myself am thinking of learning LISP or Haskell,they are very cool languages. If I have some time maybe even one of these .

Yes it is a very useful language to know,especially if you want to get into hardcore development(apps/applets/etc..). I learnt a little bit a while back. It is structured aroundLog in to reply

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HiWhat Sources You Used for Learn Programming?

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@Ivan Koswara,@Brian Chen I really admire your solutions,maybe you guys could share your sources and experience with CS?

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Introduction to Algorithmsand participated in programming competitions, both online (CodeForces + TopCoder, as mentioned) and locally, as well as going to training camps and sites. I have a few silly personal projects on GitHub. That's pretty much it.Log in to reply

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@Beakal Tiliksew can give you details b/c he was in charge of the website.

It was a simple complementary website for a software we developed so I didn't involve myself with it too much,I was building the software. We used a web builder(similar to frontpage/dreamweaver)..If you are building a large website with a lot of functions you can use a webframework like django which has great tutorials at neckbeardrepublic.com.Log in to reply

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Thank You ! All the Best !

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA yes that's my favorite part. :D

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I'm not too great at programming, but I can totally recommend Codecademy! It's excellent for interactively learning tons of languages as well as a good interface for writing code. It's also really addicting and fun.

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This Site I Already Know ! Thanks !

I Need of More Sources !

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Khan Academy can teach you a lot about JavaScript. Its interface is also really clean and it doesn't bug easily, so I've used it a lot.

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What do you think of this problem? if you like it please share it or/and participate.

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What Are Your Top Study Sources?

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Art of Problem Solving is a really great site. I also like using OPLET to get an unlimited source of MATHCOUNTS problems, but it costs money. And of course, Khan Academy.

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I'm sorry, but I'm not sure I understand the question. Do you mean for math or just for school in general?

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Ok, so basing off of what Finn says, I'm going to answer this in a math context.

I do what I call Wikipedia surfing. I pick up some concept, somewhere. It doesn't really matter what. I look it up on Wikipedia, learn about it, and move to the links in the page that Wikipedia gives you. I do this a bunch, and then (Teachers can begin reading here) I go on sites like AOPS and Wolfram Mathworld and learn about them there.

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and compare. The article on Wikipedia is insane! You read all of it?

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For Mathematics and Computer Science !

Can Be Books , Sites , Magazines and More !

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As for math, I have a ton of math books at my house, such as Mathematics Without the Boring Bits, Sciencia, The Joy of X (though this one is less math as it is an entertaining take on pre-college math), as well as a bunch of chemistry-related books, like The Disappearing Spoon and Elements (by Theodore Gray, who is completely awesome, and the one from Euclid is on my next birthday's wish list. I can never remember my birthday and what I want for it and I always end up having to wait another year).

As for sites, I use Brilliant mostly, as well as what I said with Wikipedia.

I have a rival in my class. We challenge each other with tough problems and try to one-up each other. Were both always trying to get better to be prepared for anything the other throws at us. Competition is a great way to learn as long as you don't let the idea of a competition stuck in your head. We are using the other to get better at math.

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However, I went through my library, and I forgot to mention the Visions of Infinity is an excellent introduction to some of math's greatest problems, such as Fermat's Last Theorem and the Riemann Hypothesis.

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I found your calculus problems quite intriguing and healthy. Can you give me some tips on improving my calculus?

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What math class are you in?

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AP Calculus AB, but I'm sort of teaching myself Multi. The notation on Wikipedia is hard to get at first, and I don't have any books for it, but I'll find something eventually.

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Nice! You're in 10th grade, right?

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Hey Trevor! Is there a reason besides privacy that your last name is abbreviated?

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No, it's privacy.

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Are you sure it's not because it's some wacky 3-syllable name? :P

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I guess another reason is for nostalgia's sake. What I have used to be how Brilliant displayed names.

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That's interesting about Calvin. My opinion: if you can make it to IMO, for any country, then you're pretty darn good at math.

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I would have done much better if I went as a contestant in 2005. I was training the team that year, and accompanied them as an observer.

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Try typing "How can u" into the search bar and see the auto-finishes.

Now try "How can an individual" and see the difference!

Language does matter! :)

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