I am Matt McCutchen from Rockville, Maryland. I'm a
from the Montgomery Blair High School Magnet program. I'm really
interested in computer science and math and also like other sciences
such as physics, chemistry, biology, and economics.
I started programming in QBasic at about 6 and had an endearing
tendency to start projects so large I could never finish them. In 4th
grade I tried to learn C but wasn't any good at it. In 7th grade I
learned C++, and in 8th grade I learned Java and wrote a bunch of
programs in it. Also in 6th-8th grade, I programmed a lot in TI-83+
BASIC. Since then I've picked up various languages as I needed them.
My favorite language for general use is currently Java, but I use C++
for USACO. I love Eclipse; its Java support is by far the best IDE
support for any language that I have ever seen.
My main hobby is computer wizardry of all forms. For example, I wrote
a C++ big integer library (which is easy to use but not particularly
fast) and a fancy build system for my Web site, and I contribute
regularly to development and/or support of rsync and Eclipse. I also
enjoy playing the piano.