I am Philip and I am 22 now.
I think the better way to describe person is through its actions.
Yes, that’s obvious. If I write this article I live. But I mean I have started to live. Because what I do now compared to what I did before is really different.
I study programming so from the second year of studying I was offered a job and started to make money working as a developer. That was cool. I gained super huge amount of experience in programming and all related areas.
Successful people for me are those who live for something bigger than just money. So I have always been interested in such people. I have read many biographies and books about personal development. I have started to follow the startup community. And the final thing which I have extracted from those experiences, books and biographies is that successful people do what they want to do. It’s just that simple but it changed many things to me. I realized that.
I quit my job and started to do what I want to do. Course.by project – is where I put almost all my efforts. Today’s Belarus is like a developed world but 20 years ago. So you can just take a successful idea from west and implement it here. It’s like you appear in the past with knowledge of what will be successful in the future.
Yes I do. In both Belarusian and English. It seems that I like to write. I read somewhere that sharing is one of the basic human traits. I also translate articles from English and Russian to Belarusian. Mostly for one of my projects – Simple Words.
I build things.
Building great things inspires. Another cool thing about programming is that it is the creation itself. When you program you create.
I love design. Well design + well programming is a complete thing.
6 month ago my friend and I started course.by project. It’s a kind of open-source offline courses platform. Everyone can teach, everyone can learn. But what is really cool about course.by is that it’s free and it in Belarusian language. It’s unbelievable, but there is no programming courses in Belarus in Belarusian. We decided they should be. Because we believe in truth.
So I am a teacher there. I teach HTML5 and Rails.
I ride my bike.
It has two parts which are very important for me. Firstly it is sport. After riding a bike for 30-40 minutes you have a very huge boost of energy. I really spot how I start to think better after that. Secondly it is action. I like to ride at high speed somewhere in a forest or, sometimes, at a street. Last summer I climbed Hoverla with my bike in a single trip.
I run in the mornings.
I developed this habit about two years ago. I don’t know anything more useful to make every day happier than jogging. What can be compared to fresh morning air?
By the way “okendoken” stands for something like “OK”, “alright”. It’s not belarusian, it’s something in the middle.
Next read about how I can help you.