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Alex Fan


Welcome to my blog (≧ ∇ ≦)/ ! I am Alex Fan, or you might know me as CodeTiger.
I am currently a student at Lexington High School, class of 2023. You may be interested in some of my projects or blogs. Or if you are genuinely curious about who I am, look below to learn about my experience.

Passions


I am a competitive programmer who attends contests like USACO, CodeForces, and DMOJ. I also occassionally take part in research projects. In my free time, I dabble a bit in Artificial Intelligence and Web Dev (like this blog :p). Math is also part of my life, especially competitive math contests like AMC, AIME, USAJMO. Outside of all these STEM stuff, I really love Theatre(thespian foreverrrrr), baking, and gardening.

Past Coding Journey


I started programming in elementary school. I was trying to create a Minecraft server and noticed that the starter file was written in batch (also known as bat/command line/cmd/dos). Having no prior experience, I was intrigued by the peculiar keywords and characters, and thus began my journey of learning CS. It was a simple yet beautiful script. While the grammar may seem basic/primitive, it's still incredibly powerful and can accomplish most tasks. I also met many of my early programming friends through bat, so it really has a special place in my heart ♥: the script that unlocked the world of programming. However, at the end of the day, it was a dying language. Subsequently, I started learning more mainstream languages. The first was JavaScript, which I learned while watching an AI series from my favorite youtube channel, the Coding Train :D. I then got interested in minecraft mod-making, prompting me to learn Java, the first "actual language." Along the way, I dabbled a bit in webdev (php & nodejs), python, and C# for various reasons. Finally, I started doing competitive programming and picked up C++, the language I use most today.

Blog Log


August 24th, 2021: Beautified the projects page and made it more interactive.
May 7th, 2021: Renovated the website to make it more relevant/accessible.
Dec 8th, 2017: Used Raspberry PI and started hosting this blog!

Contact


Email: codetiger927@gmail.com
Discord: CodeTiger#1869
Github: CodeTiger927
CodeForces: codetiger927