David Olaf Litwak

1211 Ashland Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 90405 Phone: 310-625-4916, Email: dlitwak@berkeley.edu Website: www.davidlitwak.com Blog: www.litwakrecommends.com Education: • University of California, Berkeley: B.S. Electrical Engineering Computer Science; Minor, Public Policy (2010). UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology: (CET) Certificate. • University of Paris IV, Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne; courses in French language and culture; summer 2007. • Worcester Polytechnic Institute: WPI Frontiers Program, July 2005; computer programming emphasis. Relevant coursework: CS 169: Software Engineering, worked in a team of five programmers to develop an Android application. CS162: Operating Systems, built a fully-functional operating system for a MIPs-style workstation. CS294: Graduate Course in Statistical Natural Language Processing, programmed complex language models, proper noun classification and part-of-speech tagging. Other Courses: CS161: Computer Security; UGBA 167: International Marketing; IEOR 190A: Engineering Entrepreneurship; IEOR 190G: Patent Law; UGBA 103: Finance; UGBA 102A: Financial Accounting; CS188: Artificial Intelligence; CS170: Efficient Algorithms and Intractable Problems; EE125: Introduction to Robotics; CS186: Databases. Skills: AutoCAD design, MATLAB, C, C++, C#, ASP.NET, Java, Scheme, Python, SQL(MySQL & SQLite), PHP, JavaScript, JQuery/JQueryUI, Ruby on Rails, AJAX, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, French intermediate/advanced, Spanish, basic. Honors: • Rose Hills Foundation for Science and Engineering Scholarship: awarded to UC Berkeley Junior and Senior math and science students from Southern California who attained at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA (only 117 students out of the 2,741 in the Cal Engineering School received this honor). • Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical Engineering Honor Society. Work Experience: • Criteo: Integration and Support Engineer, Palo Alto, CA October 2010-Present o Helped clients integrate online advertising campaigns using Javascript and SQL. o Wrote software to create PDF’s on the fly using the C# iTextSharp library and ASP.NET. o Created custom javascript tags using Charles Web Debugging Proxy and the YUI minimizer. • Skype: Web Project Manager and Analyst, Tallinn, Estonia Summer 2009 o Managed email marketing campaigns and web advertisements for the Skype.com site. o Analyzed the web conversion statistics of online advertisements using Omniture software. • Northrop Grumman Space Technology: Robotics Intern Summer 2006 o Wrote networking code and designed hardware using Solidworks CAD for the Flying Formation Test Bed (FFTB) IRAD. • Northrop Grumman Space Technology: Robotics Intern Summer 2005 o Conducted tests for the Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) of NASA’s Autonomous Walking Inspection and Maintenance Robot (AWIMR) designed to repair space shuttles. Additional Experience: • LitwakRecommends.com: Personal travel blog programmed in Ruby on Rails. Experience using MVC architecture, AJAX, Javascript JQuery libraries, and dealing with CSS cross-browser compatibility issues. Gained experience using jRuby, and NoSQL database technologies using the Neo4j Graph Database. • Concordia Language Villages: 3 summers at Lac Du Bois French Immersion Language Camp (June 2000, June 2001), 1 summer at Lac Du Bois French Immersion High School Credit Language Program (June 2002). • Founder and President of UC Berkeley RoboCup Competition Team; raised funds from departments and private investors to finance RoboCup Team in the small-size soccer division at UC Berkeley; organized mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and artificial intelligence sub-teams. • Co-Founder, ST@B, Startups @ Berkeley: an organization that brings together entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to network. 1

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Founder, FIRST Robotics Competition Team: recruited students, obtained NASA grant, organized team and mentors for FIRST Robotics Competition, where students design and build robot in six weeks, then compete in that year’s game; Santa Monica High School, 2002 – 2006. Alpha Tau Omega Social Fraternity, Gamma Iota Chapter: Membership Recruitment Chair/Founding Father. Outward Bound, Patagonia Region of Argentina & Chile: completed Patagonia Mountaineering Course: developed advanced mountaineering techniques, leadership skills, rock climbing, traveling over glaciers (including crevasse rescue techniques), Leave No Trace minimum-impact camping, solo, cross-cultural service project, environmental study; December 2007 – January 2008.


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