It is nice to communicate with our students: open, positive, and with a good sense of humor. When I arranged a meeting with a FPM sophomore Andrii Lanovenko, I did not even suspect what a cheerful firework awaits me. According to the results of the winter semester assessment, Andrii is the highest-ranking student; his average score is 100. Andrii got a significant scholarship from Monobank. When I met him, his phrases sparkled and shined. His speech was scattered with words like loud drops that bounced and lay silent when they played the game. Just listen to him.
On the night of August 14-15, 2002, two twin brothers were born. As you can guess, it was me and my brother. But the story is only about me ... My name is Andrii Lanovenko, and I am from the small town of Bila Tserkva, where my troublesome childhood took place. At the age of 6, my parents sent me to a local school specializing in foreign languages. And I am still learning languages, but not the ones ordinary people can imagine. I am keen on programming languages.
Like most things in my life, it happened by accident. I had no idea what to do in the future. I was aware of some abilities in mathematics, so I made a shot in the dark. The darkness was the Faculty of Applied Mathematics at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, and my specialty was Applied Mathematics. I thought there would be ordinary mathematics. However, when I heard about programming labs in the first week of training, I realized that I would need to learn something more than just turning on the computer. It was necessary to slave away!! So I slaved away my first year of study, which left tons of impressions, experiences, and even some unforgettable acquaintances.
The first semester was incredibly complicated. At times, it seemed that I would be one of the first to be expelled. However, in some magical way, I managed and even turned out to be one of the best. The toughest, in my opinion, was the programming. A first-class teacher, whom I am very grateful and just respectful, saved me from imminent death. So, suddenly and strangely, the biggest enemy has become one of my favorite disciplines. I fell in love with programming because ordinary people take it as amazing supernatural magic. After all, programmers are people who speak weird code languages.
Later, distance learning began, which I am less than thrilled about because the atmosphere of the university years is in the classes, classrooms, and dormitory everyday life which I miss so much.
I am still not sure what I want from life. I do not know if it will be connected with mathematics and programming. Only time will tell... I have no particular plans for the future. I wish I would feel secure about tomorrow. How can I speak about the future, then? Still, one thing I know for sure - I want to live a bright life and help others paint their gray weekdays.
As for hobbies, lately, I have become incredibly fond of theater because, in a short time, you can see the versatility of one person in different life situations, feel and experience real living emotions together. I like to spend my free time with fascinating people. The only condition is having fun. However, I often put learning first because I am creating my future now. In general, I am an ordinary student whose world has been changed by mathematics, and who seeks knowledge. I wonder what will happen next...
Speaking about his ward, Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics, Professor Oleh Chertov, noted that Andrii Lanovenko is the group leader of KM-93, “We disbanded the KM-94 group (where the young man firstly studied - the author) because it is difficult to study applied mathematics. There are only three out of four groups left after the first-year study.”
These are the weekdays of ordinary and extraordinary people. People speaking weird code languages. Or weird people who make art using ordinary and extraordinary languages.