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Oren Hecht / Technion Excellence Program

About myself: I grew up in Moshav Kefar Hess. Since my childhood I enjoyed Math and fiddling with computers.

In high school I majored in Computer Science and Physics and also attended combat fitness training for 2 years. I then served for 4.5 years in the IDF intelligence forces as a software developer and security researcher.

I always enjoyed learning new subjects on my own, especially related to computer science. After I finished my service, I traveled for 7 months in south east Asia, where I loved the nature, food, and getting to know the local people and culture (I even learned a little bit of Indonesian in the meantime!). Before starting the program, I worked for AWS as a software engineer.

Hobbies and other activities: I love sports and working out, playing chess, reading and learning new languages.

When did you start the program?: Winter 2020