Born in 1992, currently studying toward a double degree in mathematics and computer science. She works as a programmer at Mellanox. She chose to study computer science because of her love for reasoning and the logic hiding behind it, and the fact that in contrast to other programs, big things happen just from code and correct thinking. In addition, she likes the mathematical side of computer science, so she chose to also get a degree in mathematics. She has lived her whole life in Tel Aviv. She graduated from Alliance High School and served in the air force in the Mitzpe Ramon base (in an air traffic control unit), and after her mandatory service, signed on for the standing army in the squadron based at Sde Dov. She loves to be involved with music (to play/to listen) and to travel. She has already been to a number of places around the world and hopes to continue to travel/to work in new places after she graduates.
" I highly recommend it! The program exposes students to what is happening in the high-tech industry—which doesn’t happen in our day-to-day lives as students "
Born in 1996, Nicola is enrolled in the software engineering study track. He chose computer science because in this field, ideas can be turned into something real. He began his Technion career with a year in the preparatory program, which for him was a new and wonderful experience. He likes to ride all terrain bikes and play tennis.
" This is a good opportunity that enables you to be in an environment that makes your studies even more interesting. For instance, to be around people with high potential pushes you in a very nice way to improve yourself and go more in-depth into the field. This is in addition to activities and lectures that the program offers, which help students see the field of computer science from the perspective of industry. Let’s also not forget the benefits that the program provides its students within the Faculty as well as the scholarship "
Born in 1990, Niko is enrolled in the general computer science study track. He warmly recommends the algebra courses (A + B) given by Nir Ben-David. He thinks taking them is a rare academic and personal experience. Niko admits that “he talks too much".
" For a student who is interested in entrepreneurship and leadership, there is no reason not to try to join the program "
Born in 1997, Shai is enrolled in the enhanced software engineering study track. Shai has been interested in computer science, and especially programming, for many years. He particularly likes that the field has a lot of dynamics, range and innumerable opportunities for learning and gaining experience. Shai was born and has lived his whole life in Ra’anana. He graduated from Mor Metro-West High School. He has an identical twin brother who is also an army reserve student but who is studying in Tel Aviv.
" There was no doubt about having to join if you’re a student that enjoys studying and wants to be a significant part of technological industry – Lapidim is the right place. I am sure that the program will give each student the supportive and challenging environment he or she needs to make the most of their potential "
Born in 1991, Sharon is enrolled in the computer engineering study track and works as a full stack developer for FanZone. He has always loved the field of computers and technology, so it was natural for him to study these at the Technion after also being involved with them during his army service. He served five and a half years as a soldier and then as an officer in the 8200 technology unit. In general, he loves sports, especially karate (he is on the Technion’s karate team).
" There is no reason why not. You meet good people and get exposed to interesting subjects "
Born in 1997, Liron is enrolled in the three-year computer science study track. He works as a bioinformatics scientist in the Lam Laboratory, in the Faculty of Biology. In Liron’s opinion, computer science is a very interesting study track, combining practice and serious mathematical theory. He believes that the Technion has outstanding teaching faculty and offers a lot of opportunities for personal development. Liron graduated from “Madaim” (Science) High School in Lod. He enjoys debating and every so often goes mountain climbing.
" The program is interesting and excellent, offers a practical perspective towards the degree and beyond it "
Born in 1993, currently studying toward a double degree in mathematics and computer science. Since childhood, Omer has loved mathematics and riddles. When he started studying programming in school, he fell deeply in love with problem solving programming and the mathematical side of the complex algorithms involved in this. He believes that it is possible to go very far with the tremendous power of computers combined with high mathematical abilities. Omer served in Unit 8200. He likes sports, playing beach volley ball with friends and spending time with his family.
" The program has a lot of added value because it acquaints you with the industrial side, business plans, entrepreneurship, and management. It enables you to get to know high quality people. I strongly recommend it "
Born in 1989, Gal is enrolled in the four-year computer science degree program and also works as a software development engineer in IBM’s security department. From childhood, he has been interested in computers. When he was 12, Gal bought his first book on software development and since then has been involved in this field. He is a graduate of the computer science–physics track of ORT Greenberg High School in Tivon. He served as a combat soldier in the 7th Armored Brigade of the IDF. He loves to snowboard, to play basketball, and of course, to code.
" I advise every outstanding student with an interest in entrepreneurship to become part of the LAPIDIM program. The program gives its students the rare opportunity to get acquainted with key people in the industry and to hear about how they became successful "
Born in 1992, Elad is in the enhanced software engineering program. Previously, Elad worked in programming and content management systems development. He believes that entrepreneurs should be able to set up the information systems they want, without having prior programming knowledge the computer should select the most appropriate algorithms for the task. At the Technion, he is learning not to accept the existing state of affairs, especially convincing solutions. He is a skeptic looking for finding new and creative solutions. In his spare time, he loves to run, particularly on the beach.
" The LAPIDIM program constitutes a golden opportunity for whoever is interested in developing a career in which he or she will lead creative and entrepreneurial processes that impact future technology "
Born in 1991, Michael is enrolled in the three-year computer science degree program and in parallel works for Reason Software Ltd. He graduated from Shevach High School in Tel Aviv. For his military service, he was part of a combat unit posted on the Egyptian border. Today, he is part of the Technion’s judo team.
" I recommend the LAPIDIM program to anyone interested in broadening their horizons regarding entrepreneurship and industry and in meeting exceptional people with similar aspirations. "
Born in 1991, Gal is enrolled in the four-year computer science degree program and also works as a software development engineer at Microsoft. Computers have always interested him and the decision to study computer science at the Technion was a natural one for him. He was born in Haifa, graduated from the Reali High School and served in the 8200 IDF unit. Gal plays soccer and tennis, and generally, loves sports.
" If you want to go far in the area of computers, the LAPIDIM program is a fabulous starting point "
Born in 1990, Valentin is enrolled in the three-year computer science degree program and also works as a freelance game and application developer for Google Play. He is a graduate of the computer science track of the Amal High School in Nahariya. He served as a patrol commander in an army base near Ramallah and between patrols, developed Flash games. He loves sports, the sea, nature hikes, beer, good steaks and bamba! In his spare time, he is learning how to kite surf and works on his own projects.
" Don’t hesitate, do what you have to do to become part of the program. "
Born in 1994, currently studying for a double-degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and working in ScaleIO-EMC. I chose to study computer science mainly because I really enjoyed it in high school; the combination with mathematics felt natural from the beginning and the more I advance in my degree studies, the more I see how the fields are interconnected and complementary. She grew up in Ashdod, volunteered to serve in the IDF and worked as a project manager in the medical corps. One of her main pastimes is playing tennis.
" The LAPIDIM program exposed me to the world of computer science in industry and thus I found the direction I want to move in, professionally. Further, through the program I met amazing, high caliber people and I don’t regret for an instant joining the program "
Born in 1992, Adam is enrolled in the four-year computer science degree program. He loves sports, music and photography. He dreams of finishing his studies and doing extremely well. Especially his BSc.
" I would recommend to every outstanding student that he or she joins LAPIDIM. The program provides (asides from its significant benefits) a warm home in the Faculty, both in terms of friends in the program and on the part of the teaching staff. It is a wonderful feeling. The program’s unique content gives us rare exposure to the real world outside, and its added value is inestimable. "
Born in 1990, currently studying in the Computer Engineering track. Loves basketball, photography, traveling, technology and more.
" I've been enthusiastic about technology and computers since I can remember myself. If you are passionate about creation and innovation, you could very well be an entrepreneur and LAPIDIM is the place for you. "
Born in 1995, currently studying enhanced Program Engineering. Presented her high-school project in the LIYSF (London International Youth Science Forum).
" I’ve been given a chance to join a high-quality group of people, and every day in the department brings out the most in me. I have no doubt after the four years of my studies I will have acquired tools that will make me the best engineer I can be. "
Born in 1989, currently studying for a double-degree in Mathematics and Computer Science.
" Computers haven't been around long enough for humanity to understand what they can do... I want to be where their boundaries are tested "