Hi there. I am Aleksejs Popovs.
Who am I and what do I do?

I was born on March 9th, 1998 in Riga, Latvia.

I am currently (2013–2016) a student at Riga State Gymnasium #1, where I will start my IB Diploma studies in September 2014. Before, I've been a student at Riga Secondary School #10 (2008–2013) and Riga Rinuzi Secondary School (2004–2008).

Russian is my native language, but I speak English and Latvian as well.

At the moment, my time is a mostly-fun mix of studying (both in and out of school, focusing mostly on Mathematics and CS), programming for enjoyment, competing in science olympiads, and making up vague plans of my future.

If you're curious about what I'm up to right now, my twitter and my blog would be the best places to find out.

What do I like?
  • computer science & mathematics
    • cryptography
    • calculus
    • mathematical logic
    • computability
  • competitive programming
  • free & open-source software
  • videogame development
  • board games
    • Go
  • linguistics
  • typography
  • progressive rock (and some other music)
How can you reach me? (entries listed in non-ascending order of preference)

You can add me to your contacts by using my vCard or this QR code.

If you want to send me any sensitive information, please use encrypted email. My PGP key fingerprint is 5DD3F8BA, and the key is available here, on my school's server, and on public keyservers, such as pgp.mit.edu. When sending encrypted emails, please do not forget to include your public key.

What have I achieved?
  • got
    • two bronze and one silver medal at IOI
    • some medals at BOI
      • a bronze one at BOI 2014
      • a bronze one at BOI 2013
      • a silver one at BOI 2012
    • an Honourable Mention at IOL
    • gold medals at Latvian nationals (LIO, LMO, LAMO) in several years
  • wrote some open-source stuff
  • got some semi-decent contest rating on CodeForces