Who am I - Where did I study - What's my personality - My passions
My full name is Tchekachev David (aka Tchekda on the Internet), I have Russian origins and
currently turning on my 18th birthday. When I was 12, I discovered programming with an
association in Paris, where volunteers are teaching kids how to create games, websites, apps,
Since I discover how many things I can program, I never stopped learning and always wanted to get better to make better programs that can do more advanced things. I usually make programs for myself or friends. That's how I discovered many languages, just because they were efficient in projects where I needed them.
More personal information, I'm the oldest of 4 in my family, so I'm very independent and have
great management skills. That's also why I love sharing my knowledge and my passion with others.
Since my young age, I've been playing Ice-Hockey in France at great national levels, the team environment is very important to me in a physical effort like this one. Later on, I began refereeing in my club, and then at regional level for a season, and now i"m officially a national referee in my country! I'm getting very good at it and I like it very much because I see another face of the game where I need to manage big players. Preventing them of ruining the beauty of the game by getting into fights is very intense. This requires a lot of management skills, patience and a lot of reconsideration of my actions.
I'm also a big fan of aviation, but don't have enough free time to really enjoy flying my own plane ;(
“ Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand. ”Martin Fowler
What did I do else than programming
As a person, I'm very generous, I'm volunteering wherever I can, as much as possible.
The volunteering I'm the most proud of (the one on the picture), is the one I'm doing in CoderDojo Paris; where, each month, I'm teaching a dozen of kids how to program. It's the same place where I discovered programming and was taught the basics. So, it was natural for me to become a "mentor" (equivalent of teacher) to share my knowledge and my passion with other kids. I have a pretty good success and seeing other kids successfully creating their games/websites makes me even happier.
As a hockey player and referee, I'm also trying to help my federation as best as I can. For example, at the final game of the professional championship that was in Paris's AccorHotel Arena, I was part of the volunteering team that organised the event (15k spectators). Even if I didn't see the whole game, I was very happy to help the staff to prepare the seats, provide guidance, and dismantle the rink at the end.
“ A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing. ”Alan J. Perlis
Which technologies do I use - How much am I competent using them
“ Talk is cheap. Show me the code. ”Linus Torvalds
What did I work on
“ Working together produces a greater result than the sum of individual elements ”