Autism doesn’t get diagnosed in Uzbekistan often; only severe cases. There is little awareness about autism, no support in schools, etc. It is a sort of thing that “happens to others”, and people generally don’t talk about it.
My son was officially diagnosed with autism here in US around 3 years ago. After reading the symptoms I’ve realized that I, my father and my grandfather must have it too. It was a personal epiphany for me and my wife: it answered many questions about my childhood/youth; explained severe obsession with coding with little interest in friendships/people. …
TL;DR Read three books, watch two classes, solve problems at topcoder/codeforces/projecteuler. Links are below.
If you are interested in getting a job at Google, you’ve probably already read Steve Yegge’s famous post (if you didn’t, read it first). It assumes you have only a couple of weeks for preparation and focuses on topics. I used it as a checklist. This recipe focuses on resources; depending on your background, requires 3–6 months, and gives you pretty good chances to pass the interview even if you never knew the difference between a graph and a hash table.
After following the recipe you…
Today I’ve discovered, thanks to a customer, that two weeks ago ComponentOne Studio® for Entity Framework, the main product I worked on, won Code Project Members Choice 2012 award in the Big Data Solutions category at Microsoft’s TechEd 2012 conference in Orlando.
This award is the best thing I ever achieved and thus I am super excited. Such awards are a great source of motivation.
Originally published at https://www.tumblr.com on June 26, 2012.