I started my professional career at the age of 18 while serving in the Israeli military. For three years, worked extensively within interdisciplinary teams and taught several courses focusing on software development and extra curricular subjects. Following my service I received a Computer Science degree at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzeliya, Israel and graduated with honors along with being on the dean's list of academic excellence. I got my CS Master's degree at the MIT Media Lab a couple years later, in Andrew Lippman's group Viral Communications.

In 2011, I co-founded the Israeli Android Association, an NPO that focuses on teaching latest technologies in Android through organizing events and Hackathons. Not long after, I co-founded a Google Developers Group (GDG) in Herzeliya and joined the GDG Israeli Leads program, which main goal is to create a centralized community of young developers and contribute to the high-tech industry in Israel.

I have extensive experience in building and leading multiple teams across different company sizes: from small startups to large enterprises such as Google. I'm comfortable speaking to large audiences. I have deep technical knowledge in distributed backend systems, SQL and No-SQL databases, designing and building APIs at scale, web, mobile and cross platform applications. I have a passion for embedded software applications and tinker with hardware whenever I get a chance.

Distributed Systems, SQL, NoSQL, System Architecture, Mobile and Web Application Systems, Leadership, Product Design and Management, Project Management
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