Year in College: Senior

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Favorite CS experience so far & why: I've really enjoyed my time in the doing competitive programming contests at UT. There are many talented programmers at UT, and people give the competitions their all. However, we all relax afterwards and discuss the solutions in a relaxed, non-competitive environment. I think this is one of the coolest aspects of UT: there are many talented people here, but they're not hyper-competitive. The computer science department is much more collaborative than competitive.