Oliver Gao

Hi! I'm Oliver, a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, where I studied computer science. My current interests include full-stack software development and data science.

Most recently, I worked as a full-stack developer building Braid, a platform to connect BIPOC entrepreneurs in the field of public interest technology. I've also worked as a software engineer intern at Uber and TechSmith.

Besides tech related things, I enjoy running, sports, eating, cooking, listening to music, growing plants, and Google Maps.




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