Itskov Konstantin

Computer Scientist & Software Engineer


Location

New York, NY

Email

costa at kovits com

Intro

This is my story.

Ever since I was young I have always been interested in science and technology. At the age of nine my mother bought our first family computer and with it came a whole new world of fascination. After receiving my first computer at the age of nine, I taught myself how to take apart the hard drive and swap the memory cards. By the time I was eleven, I had already upgraded my computer several times by trading parts with other computer-savvy friends. I then attended a specialized high school for computer science and I participated in an after-school IT program. I taught myself everything from C++ and flash action script to matrix and vector mathematics while learning Pascal, Assembler and html at school. At the age of 15, I made my first server-client communication software and started working on a 3-D game engine.

My life then took a turn and I was drafted into the Israeli military. After serving for almost three and a half years I was finally discharged with honors and was ready to conquer the world when, by sheer luck, I met my beautiful wife. Following several years together of life in Israel, I then decided to follow my dream of becoming a professional software engineer and, together with my wife, move to New York city to pursue this goal. While attending school at Columbia University, I started a tech startup with a friend and have then successfully grown it to serve millions of HTTP requests a day and a company of over ten fulltime employees. In the process, I never gave up on my dream of earning a degree in computer science and eventually graduated magna cum laude, the second highest distinction a student can get.

Skills

Relative to everyone else.
65 %

Rust

60 %

Assembly

90 %

TypeScript

85 %

WebAssembly

99 %

Go

95 %

Python

80 %

C / C++

99 %

Git

99 %

HTML

75 %

Javascript

85 %

Css

70 %

Scss

85 %

Linux

60 %

Java

20 %

OCaml

90 %

JetBrains

65 %

Nix

75 %

MySQL

80 %

Redis

90 %

Postgres

45 %

ElasticSearch

30 %

Lua

65 %

SqLite

85 %

Cayley

60 %

Etcd

Experience

Yes. I've been around.
2018 - Present

Syncaide, Inc.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

New York, NY

Founded early stage company concentrating on real-time streaming and communication infrastructural technology. Powering tax specific, distributed via browsers based peer to peer streaming, knowledge and records graph.

2018 - Present

DigiContract Intelligence LLC

Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer

New York, NY

Joined an early stage startup concentrating on digitizing legal documents. Leading research and development into a graph theory specializing in a concept called math without numbers. Concentrating on establishing early engineering processes as well as product design and development.

2014 - 2018

FINDMINE Inc.

Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer

New York, NY

Cofounded a technology company growing the technology to millions of requests a month. Worked on web technologies ranging from devops, systems engineering, frontend development, etc. Managed a team of developers and coordinated work driven by company goals.

Education

I live for knowledge.
2014 - 2016

Columbia University of City of New York

Bachelor of Computer Science

New York, NY

Received Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Computer Science graduating Magna Cum Laude. Was awarded dean's list achievement and was accepted to General Studies honors society. Participated as part of the Columbia Association for Computing Machinery club.

2012 - 2014

City University of New York

Associate of Mathematics

New York, NY

Completed Associate of Science (AS) degree in Mathematics. Graduated with excellence and was accepted to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. At free time participated in the Mathematics Team practices and competitions.

2007 - 2008

Motorcycle Technician Institute

Motorcycle Mechanic Certificate

Israel

Studied to perform mechanical repairs for scooters and motorcycles, ranging from 50cc to 600cc; Certified to ensure road-safety and maintanence on common models including Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Vespa, Etc.

2003 - 2004

Israeli Defense Force Medical School

Combat Medic Certificate

New York, NY

As combat medic I was taught to provide all medical treatment to army personnel, evaluate injuries and determine evacuation priority; evaluated personnel to give medical approval prior to missions.