My name is Marina Ibrishimova. This is my personal blog and statements I make here do not necessarily represent the views of Ibrius Inc. or any of its affiliates.

I am Bulgarian-Canadian and I am fluent in Bulgarian, German, and English. I'm not so fluent in Modern Hebrew, French, and Russian but I can manage a short chat without too many hand gestures.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences, which encompasses Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics.

I studied whatever I cared to study, which at the time was Coding Theory, Group Theory, Ring Theory, Number Theory, Graph Theory, Cryptography, and German literature. I got excellent marks in my major and minor courses.

This is what freedom looks like on paper. Really expensive paper.
Prior to attending the University of Alberta, I took a 2 year university transfer program at Grant McEwan college where I studied data structures, algorithms, computer architecture, programming using C, object oriented programming using Java, and Risc assembly language programming.

Before immigrating to Canada, I studied Informatics for 3 consecutive years. I learned programming using Pascal while attending 1st Language School in Varna, Bulgaria. I got the credits for it as reflected in this awesome portion of my Canadian high school diploma equivalent:

Information Highway I, II, III

This is me at age 5 shortly after telling
Santa he can't be real because his
beard is made of cotton
My interests include solving problems, mixing colours, building useful stuff efficiently, bragging about my achievements and failures. Especially the failures.

I've dreamt of being a cosmonaut (a dream shattered by my first airplane experience and reflected in my personal art), an artist (a dream shattered by the fact that every time I try to draw people they turn into trees), and a stand up comedian (a dream shattered by the fact that I feel uncomfortable around microphones and other devices that can produce echoes)

My super powers include figuring out what I'm expected to do and doing the exact opposite, making people feel uncomfortable, knowing what needs to be said & saying the exact opposite, eyeballing large numbers, making things happen.

I am, always have been, and always will be an atheist but I try not to push my beliefs on anyone.