I am Andrew Warshaver, Internationally Recognized Competitive Programmer, "The Kid Who Sold His Skills on Ebay," and the founder of The Direct Democracy Party USA. AMA
My short bio: Been programming since age 10, I won $3,000 on topcoder and $20,000 at on-line poker in high school. I've worked at google, in high-frequency trading, big data start-ups.. and I can solve a Rubik's Cube really fast (30sec, I've even done it blindfolded!).
Other interests include crosswords (I can solo some NYT Wednesdays), jigsaw puzzles, oragami, puzzle platformers, and really anything else related to puzzles. Also Catan (C&K), MTG (draft nowadays), and Smite (ots moba -- that I play with a controller). Also I am a voracious reader.
I’m also really into efficiency in my workstation. I could go on about that for hours. (please, ask me to)
My current project aims to dismantle the two-party system and return the country to a true democratic republic, aka liquid democracy, as the founders would have envisioned. http://igg.me/at/ddp
My Proof: eBay story
Current picture - Note: I am even wearing the same glasses.
We have been getting alot of productive conversation going on in /r/serendipity. I would like to point out that our post in /r/funding was picked up "randomly" by a bot when it had only 2 upvotes -- Divine intervention? A sign from our new benevolent overlords? (the computers) I'll leave that one to debate.
I'd like to add that my colleague, competitive programming teammate, and co-founder /u/jeffschroder will be talking to you also, his bio:
Growing up in a dot-com startup, he took over the family data center at age 14, and grew it to over 100 servers before it outgrew the basement 3 years later! After college, he worked in development and as a systems, data center, and development manager, and also sits on the executive board of the now-200 employee family business. Jeff is married with 2 children.
Also we'd like to add that /r/directdemocracyparty is setup, subscribe for important announcements and discussion!
A big thanks to everyone for the polite, focused, and analytic discussion we were able to have. I will still be checking all our threads often, as well as the sub, so feel free to continue to engage with us here.