In this thread I will talk about all the scholarship I've received in my life until now.
And how this helped me to be where I am today
This scholarship gave me a mathematics course every Saturday in a year.
this let me see math in a different way, much more fun and useful than before.
In the end of the course I went to an event with a lot of other students and great mathematicians of Brazil.
This 2 years doing mathematics course was really helpful to make me smarter and help me pass on public university exams.
I had some programming experience before, but at IFSP, I've started coding more than for hobby
I've made a snake game, then a tetris and started working on a horizontal scrolling game like Mario using pascal and visual basic.
I was the first one on UNESP.
I've also passed on Federal University of São Carlos (Ufscar)
And also on USP São Carlos. I've decided to follow USP course.
I've learned a lot of math and physics that are very useful when working on hard problems like graphs and machine learning.
You can check some of my work on my Lattes CV: buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/v…
It was a paper with my friend Vinícius that was doing masters at the time.
As most undergrads does not have an international paper, it was easy to get the fund to travel and present the paper
I didn't know much english at the time.
I've made a transcript of the talk and speak in front of 30 people.
It was a great experience.
The airline lost my luggage, and I've got it back after 11 hours.
I had an opportunity to meet other computer science researches from the world.
I spend one day in Paris, beautiful city.
I was much more comfortable with my englsh, the talk was fluid.
I had my first train experience in Europe, we really need this in Brazil.
I had the opportunity to live the US college life.
They have much less classes than we do in Brazil, so you can have more time to work on something else
OBMEP 2006: Grant R$100,00 per month; Total Grant: R$1200,00
OBMEP 2008: Grant R$100,00 per month; Total Grant: R$1200,00
IFSP technical degree: Total Grant: not sure
USP university course: Total Grant: not sure
ICEIS 2012: Total Grant: R$ 7000,00
ICEIS 2013: Total Grant: R$ 7000,00
So if you really want, there are a lot of scholarship available that you can got to help you reach your goals.
How I contribute back to society:
- I contribute to open source
- I mentor people so they can achieve they high potential