• Hi!
    I'm Gilad

About

Who Am I?

I am a software development consultant, UT computer science alum, whose business (advark.tv) was affected by Covid-19. I am looking to offer my skills and knowledge to companies and individuals that need help creating or accelerating their technology development.

With experience spanning from startups to large corporations (HomeAway, Braintree Payments, Hitch), I know how to translate business requirements into designs and product development. I have built native Android and iOS applications, websites, and APIs.

Education

Education

Pursuing a Master's degree of Computer Science from Georgia Tech

Coursework:
  • CS 6310: Software Architecture and Design
  • CS 6601: Artificial Intelligence
  • CS 7638: Artificial Intelligence for Robotics
  • CS 6476: Computer Vision
  • CS 6475: Computational Photography

Gradated in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

GPA: 3.22/4.0

Relevant Coursework:
  • CS 314 (Data Structures and Algorithms)
  • CS 311 (Discrete Math)
  • CS 429 (Computer Systems 1)
  • CS 378 (Longhorn Startup Labs)
  • M 408D (Multivariable Calculus)
  • SDS321 (Probability&Statistics)
  • CS 343 (Artificial Intelligence)
  • CS 439 (Operating Systems)
  • M 340L (Linear Algebra)
  • CS 345 (Programming Languages)
  • CS 331 (Algorithms and Complexity)
  • CS 378 (Bioinformatic Modeling Arch Design)
  • M 427L (Vector Calculus)
  • CS 378 (Big Data)
  • CS 356 (Computer Networks)
  • CS 371p (Object-Oriented Programming)
  • CS 378 (Quantum Info. Science)
  • CS 342 (Neural Networks)
  • CS 378 (Virtualization)

Graduated Burlington High School (MA) in May 2014
GPA: 3.73/4.0

Lead programmer of FIRST Robotics Team Math Club. National Honor Society

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Publications

HotStorage 2018

mLSM: Making Authenticated Storage Faster in Ethereum

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Experience

Industry Experience

CTO and Co-Founder of an AI startup at ADVARK | Austin, TX
Nov. 2017 - Present [On-hold]

Co-Founder
  • Built custom hardware/software product, integrated with custom classifier, to create a picture-in-picture experience on TVs at bars
  • Developed a web CMS (content management system) to manage and deploy paid sponsorship campaigns, upload and schedule venue media, monitor/control devices and securely push updates as admins
  • Created playground envrionments to test various ML classifiers
  • Managed all IT installations and support to all our venues and paying customers

Head Android Developer at Hitch Rideshare | Austin, TX
Nov. 2019 - Present

Mobile Team
  • Responsible for the android app, including new features, implementing designs, bug fixes, QA
  • Implemented a redesign of the user on-boarding, rider, and on-call driver experience
  • Implemented driver location tracking, in-app navigation, marketing announcements and ride scheduling

Software Developer at Broadway Lab | Austin, TX
March 2018 - Aug. 2018

Software Developer
  • Developed web consoles, private apis, native iOS and Android applications for Broadway Lab's customers
  • Used: Ruby/Rails, Android/Java, Swift

Backend / Infrastructure Engineer at Braintree Payments (PayPal) | Chicago, IL
Jun. 2017 - Aug. 2017

Scaling Team
  • Rolled out a connection pooler in production to reduce number of connections from ∼2500 to ∼70 shared ones
  • Updated and migrated database table with no downtime
  • Replaced the gateway application’s emailing system from a clunky database implementation to a different Mail Transfer Agent and a custom SMTP Mailer
  • Built an Android app with the other interns in 7 days that allows users to view and purchase ecommerce items in Augmented Reality and split the payment with friends using Venmo.
  • Used: Ruby/Rails, Capistrano, Puppet, Postfix, Unix, Android/Java

Frontend Engineer at HomeAway (Expedia) | Austin, TX Jun. 2016 - Feb. 2017

Property Details Team
  • Developed and released A/B tests on multiple brands of HomeAway on the property detail page all involving traveler conversion.
  • Took initiative to track A/B tests running in production by creating dashboards that track traveler conversion analytic events - reduced feedback loop from two weeks to daily
  • Increased photo carousel advance clicks by 12%
  • Used JSP, Handlebars, Javascript, Backbone, Less

iOS Developer at MobileAware | Boston, MA Jun. 2014 - Jul. 2014 and Jun. 2013 - Aug. 2013

iOS Team
  • Developed product functionalities, features and pages for the client demo application - it was featured on company’s promotional video
  • Created customizable widgets for reusability amongst the other developers
  • Brainstormed with other developers and implemented the models and infrastructure of the user data.
  • Used: Objective-C
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News

HTML5 Bootstrap Template by colorlib.com
May 11, 2019 | Mobile Tech

Masssend Launches on the App Store

Nicholas Merlino and Gilad Oved launch an iPhone app to enable users to send the same message to multiple people without creating a group chat.

press image
April 15, 2018 | Entrepreneurship

Texas Shark Tank

UT Austin team wins first place at first statewide Texas Shark Tank competition

HTML5 Bootstrap Template by colorlib.com
March 25, 2017 | Entrepreneurship

Accepted into the Genesis Program

Jansen Derr and Gilad Oved are accepted into the UT Austin Genesis Program

Community

Volunteering

I've had the opportunity to volunteer for the community through a variety of organizations. With Code Orange, I mentored an elementary school student weekly on how to code using Scratch. In the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency, I helped put on events/workshops/talks on campus to engage students in entrepreneurship. With HackTX, a friend and I built the official app for the over 700 student attendees. With 3 Day Startup, I helped run a 72 hour learn-by-doing startup workshop. For the Cambridge Science Festival my team and I were responsible for developing and organizing hands-on STEM events targeted towards middle and high school students. I've completed over 500 volunteer hours through the Burlington Recreation Department, the Rotary Club and the National Honor Society.

Cambridge Science Festival

150 hrs

Code Orange

40 hrs

3 Day Startup Organizer

60 hrs

HackTX Organizer

40 hrs

Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency

60 hrs

Burlington Community

500 hrs
Get in Touch

Contact

gilad.oved10 @ gmail.com