My name is Dmitri Droujkov. I have M.S. in Mathematics. I work in software design and development, in particular educational software and games. I went to a math circle as a child. Back then, I loved figuring out patterns, finding interesting solutions, and sharing mathematics with others. Solutions are interesting when they are simple, elegant, unexpected, integrate different ideas, and illuminate the big picture. I’d spend a large part of my youth studying mathematics. Now I work with systems that support mathematics education.
The big problem in education is that each new generation has to start learning from scratch, while the total knowledge of the humanity keeps expanding. That suggests the need for constant re-inventing and optimization of our education systems. The company and community I co-founded, Natural Math, seeks to address this problem in the context of learning mathematics.