My full name’s Carl Joshua Quines, but you can call me CJ. I’m nineteen, and I’m a freshman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
I write handouts on competition math and other math I find interesting. My emphasis is on explaining things clearly and giving intuition, and most of my handouts have pretty light prerequisite knowledge.
Right now, I help train the Philippine team to the International Mathematical Olympiad. This summer, I will be a counselor for PROMYS, after attending as a student for two years.
I enjoy programming a bunch of miscellaneous projects. A lot of my recent work is web development, with a focus on the front-end. I believe good websites should be easy to use, quick to load, and nice to look at.
I’m actively involved with competitive programming. When I joined contests more often, I went to the International Olympiad in Informatics, and made it to Round 3 of Google Code Jam. Now, most of my work is in organizing the National Olympiad in Informatics – Philippines, writing problems and training material.
I’m in a lot of MIT student groups. Right now, I’m doing a lot of work with the MIT Educational Studies Program; we run educational events for middle and high school students around Boston. I do square dancing and round dancing with Tech Squares, and I’m the president of the Filipino Student Association.
If you have a question, found a typo, or just want to talk, you should contact me. I read and reply to all emails I get, and I always like it when I get an appreciation message from someone.