ESP Biography

MATTHEW FAREJOWICZ, Enjoys code, pictures, and the like

Major: 18C

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2020

Picture of Matthew Farejowicz

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm Matt, a sophomore here at MIT. I'm majoring in Math with CS, because I like Math and CS. I like to share my knowledge with others, so don't hesitate to ask me about math or CS.

Past Classes

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Z12898: Intro to Marxism in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
In 1867, socialist revolutionary Karl Marx published the first volume of what would become Das Kapital; a foundational text in politics, economics, and philosophy that would have a drastic effect on history in the next century and become the most cited book in the social sciences published before 1950. But what were Marx's real problems with capitalism? Do his warnings still hold water, or have they lost their relevance in the post-Cold War era? And what the heck is "historical materialism" anyways? Join us as we analyze the main principles of Marxism in our classless Spark class!

M12927: Probability in Video Games in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
Do you like math? Like probability? Like video games? Check out this class in which we explore some of the avenues by which probability plays a role in video games!

P12386: Introduction to MOBA's in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
A Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), also known as action real-time strategy (ARTS), is a subgenre of strategy video game. Maybe you haven't heard this specific term, but you've heard of games like DotA 2 or League of Legends. Come learn about the genre and how it has grown so much in popularity recently.

P12508: Press Start to Die: An Analysis of Indie Horror Games in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Indie horror games showed up on the scene as a big craze, and have refused to die out ever since. It seems like every couple of months, a new one blows up. What's the magic behind them? Are they good games? Are they good horror? Do they have deeper meanings, and can they be considered art? We'll be examining the rise of indie horror games from Yume Nikki to Doki Doki Literature Club, and analyzing just what makes them tick.

C11653: How to Data Visuals in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
You've probably worked with graphs and charts in Excel or Sheets, but how does one go about drawing pretty data visuals for a website? This class takes a look at the fundamentals of good data visualization, and some popular data viz libraries.

X11491: Adulting 101 in HSSP Summer 2017 (Jul. 09, 2017)
There are just some things that are not in school! Simple things like, budgeting, what to wear to an interview, how to even get an interview and even more difficult things like what on earth is a credit score and how to buy a house. All these things are essential skills that adults wish they learned in school, so get ahead of the game by becoming aware!

X11263: Osu! Or how to click circles professionally. in Spark 2017 (Mar. 11 - 12, 2017)
An introduction to the rhythm game of Osu! Topics will include what the game actually is, basics, advanced techniques, investigation/demonstration of pro players, role in pop culture, and relation to other rhythm games.