Sintra, Portugal

In 2016 I was 23 years old, working as a Software Engineer at Westfield, making north of $100k. After six months, I quit and went on a 2 month back-backing trip across Europe.

I was fortunate to find programming as a teenager and made it my hobby.

When I turned 18, I got hired by a small digital agency to build websites. Next, I joined a startup and got a taste of a different environment. Once that fell through, I joined Westfield to work on the company website.

For a while it was fun. Catered lunch, frequent company events, free…

I am a software engineer at Ravacan where we build tools to automate supply chains and sourcing. The advantage of working at early stage startups is that you get to build unique tools. These tools often require concepts from Computer Science like Graph algorithms, a solid understanding of time complexity etc…

If you don’t want to spend your life just fixing API endpoints, you must invest time in learning CS fundamentals.

Recently I wrote a Leetcode “curriculum” for my friends and I’m sharing it here as it may be useful to others.


Pick difficulty Easy and solve problems from these…

Γιατί δεν πρέπει να ψηφίσεις ΣΥΡΙΖΑ στις 20 Σεπτεμβρίου

Έρχονται εκλογές. Θέλω να σου μιλήσω περί αυτών και να σε προβληματίσω με τα επιχειρήματα μου. Θέλω να σου εξηγήσω γιατί δεν πρέπει να ψηφίσεις ΣΥΡΙΖΑ, ή πιο ορθά, γιατί είναι προτιμότερο να δώσεις την ψήφο σου στην άλλη όχθη.

Ξεκινάω λοιπόν, με τα πεπραγμένα του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ. Ο Τσίπρας λέει ότι απέτυχε. Για να δούμε που και πως απέτυχε: Έξι μήνες “έκανε” διαπραγμάτευση. Μάλιστα. Τι κατάφερε? Να κερδίσει ένα δημοψήφισμα, το οποίο ο ίδιος φαίνεται ευχόταν να μην είχε κερδίσει, να υπογράψει ένα μνημόνιο, το οποίο φώναζε ότι θα σκίσει. Έστω…

Growing as a developer

Here are some thoughts on programming autodidactism and development process evolvement.

First of all, I’m a 20 y.o. web-developer based in the Bay area. For a while I’ve been working at PropaneStudio with smart and collaborative individuals, who taught me a bunch.

What I want to emphasize on, is the self-education part. I had a long journey since 15 to figure things out. I was able to try different languages, read all the books I wanted and participate in projects with friends. Without a time limit or any responsibilities I could afford to spend hours every single day to do…

Paul Maltsev

Software Engineer

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