These are people who have not only been incredibly kind to me but also who's actions inspire me every day. Of course, naming them all is an impossible task, there are too many, but these are a few that I have picked out.
For loving me so well and being endlessly supportive.
For being eternally caring, patient and generous.
For being such an obnoxious younger brother; it is difficult for life to be boring around you.
For being the single greatest influence on where I am today, introducing me to computer science in Shanghai and being one of the most patient teachers I have ever met.
Cristina, Olav, Paulo and Sofia
For being like a second family to me in Shanghai.
Paulo, Kris, Aneesh, Munique and Audrey
For being such great friends. Hopefully we can see each other again in the next few years.
Karim, Adriano, Jonathan and Othon
For welcoming me to Switzerland and being amazing friends.
Amy and Dave
For being wonderful godparents.
For your patience, generosity and pacifistic demeanour.
The Moonshot Pirates Team
For inspiring me to "do epic sh*t" and, more importantly, for helping me to realize how far you can get just by trying.
Mr. Hitchings, Ms. McCardle, Mr. Foster, Mr. Hill, Ms. Selden, Mr. Shrewsbury, Mr. Siegrist, Mr. Handley
For going beyond the necessary to be both empathetic and interesting in your teaching.
For helping me to discover the fascinating depth of mathematics and physics.
For giving up your time to help me pursue one of my passions.
Beth, Jordan, Olivia and Charlotte
For providing me with an incredible opportunity in San Francisco and being such welcoming hosts.
Eileen, Dominique, Jason, Jordan and Steve
For your generosity and letting me spend a day shadowing you in Silicon Valley.
For sharing your knowledge and wisdom for free.
Steve Chow (blackpenredpen)
For sharing your love of mathematics.
Harrison Kinsley (sentdex)
For helping millions (including me) discover programming.
For your incredible energy and for inspiring a younger me to build things.
Zach Sims and Ryan Bubinski
For creating Codecademy, one of the first websites I used to learn python.
Yeva Hyusyan and David Kocharyan
For creating Sololearn, where I picked up the basics of several programming languages when I was younger.
Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky
For being the founders of Stackoverflow, my go-to community for coding queries.
For always being humble.
For your music.
For discussing various topics in your podcasts and your research.
For your humanistic approach to teaching.
For supporting the open sharing of ideas and philosophy.
For being an inspiring entrepreneur and industry leader.
For creating my favorite operating system.
For developing Ubuntu, the first Linux system that I used.
Guido Van Rossum
For creating Python, which is how I began programming.