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Oliver Gao

Hi! I'm Oliver. I'm a third-year student at the University of Michigan studying computer science. I'm interested in building beautiful technology that people love and find incredibly useful in their daily lives.

Currently, I'm a full stack developer building Braid, a platform to connect BIPOC entrepreneurs in the field of public interest technology. This past summer, I worked on Snagit as a software engineer intern at TechSmith.

Besides tech related things, I enjoy running, eating, cooking, watching YouTube videos, and playing the violin in the Michigan Pops Orchestra.

Updates

  • April 29, 2023 -

    Ran a trail half marathon!

  • April 2023 -

    Made Sour Patch Kids Cookies. Yum.

  • February 2023 -

    Made foccacia bread for the first time. It was pretty good.

  • November 2022 -

    Accepted an offer to join Uber as a Software Engineer Intern in the summer!

  • July 2022 -

    Family got a new puppy šŸ¶

Work

Blog

Finding a Software Engineering Internship in My Junior Year

May 8, 2023My experience applying to positions and preparing for interviews.

How to Grow a Plant in a Glass Bottle

August 15, 2021Follow this easy guide to grow a plant that will significantly enhance your room's ambiance.

8 Random Things to Do by Yourself

August 1, 2021Just a list of 8 things that I've found to be enjoyable.