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Awards, achievements, and everything else you need to know about me

HELLO WORLD!

I’m André Koga, a 18yr old Brazilian startup founder, game developer, web designer, digital artist, sports lover, scientific Olympiads medalist, and owner of two dogs. Nice to meet you!

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Education
International Universities

-> Was accepted into 6 USA universities, as follows:

  • University of Toronto, Mississauga - Studies in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics
  • University of Toronto, Scarborough - Co-op Computer Science
  • University of Toronto, Innis College - Studies in Computer Science at the Faculty of Arts and Science
  • University of British Columbia - Bachelor of Applied Science Program
  • Purdue University - Computer Science in the College of Science at West Lafayette
  • Georgia Institute of Technology - Major at Computer Science
High School

Colégio Farias Brito, Fortaleza, Ceará - Was recruited by the school due to excellent performance on Scientific Olympiads and awarded with a full-ride; participated in an honors class due to the olympiads.

  • Average Grade: 9.9/10 - Top 1% Student
9th Grade

Colégio Mater Amabilis, Guarulhos, São Paulo - Was among the best students, going as far as receiving full-ride thanks to his performance.

  • Average Grade: 9.7/10 - 2nd Best Student

Leadership
CMO of Dupla, a Headhunting Start-Up - 2021 to current

One of the 3 founders. Was hired as the Chief Marketing Officer, taking care of the branding, webdesign, and marketing on social medias.

  • Posts weekly Instagram ads and branding related content to generate engagement
Co-founder of Good Luck Collective, a Game-Dev Group - 2021 to current

One of the 4 creators. Is currently the brand manager of the group. Helps with the coding, art, and design of the games.

  • Got 36th place on the recent Brackeys 5th game-jam.
Creator of the website bykoga.com (formerly TTC) - 10th grade to current

Initiator, designer, and blogger of the personal website and blog “by.koga” (formerly known as The Thought Compiler).

  • Posts daily content
Videogames developer (formerly Orion Core) - 6th grade to current

Has been developing games since the 6th grade, which includes coding, graphics, sound design, game mechanics, and advertisement.

  • Launched over 6 games on Google Play and Itch.io (itch.io), finished over 20 smaller games.
  • Developing the (almost) series
Founder of Nery, a Medical Start-Up - 12th grade

One of the 3 founders. Reinvested the money from the prize of the MIT Hackmed Brasil Competition (2nd place) to support the operation. Contributes UI/UX knowledge to strengthen and develop the users' interfaces and experiences on the app and website, creating a solid brand for the organization.

  • Stopped due to COVID related issues

Community
Ex Vice-President of NOIC, an Education NGO - 10th grade to 12th grade

Supervised over 40 members; other responsibilities include redesigning the whole platform interface and brand, managing the website contents, and organizing major events (such as online meetings, livestreams and Q&A with our content creators, and fundraising - supervised 2 fundraising events until now). The website team has released over a thousand classes and posts and drawn over almost 2 million viewers, 40 thousand monthly. The monthly views doubled after the platform redesign.


Skills
  • Arts - Digital (Krita, Clip Studio Paint, GIMP, Inkscape) and Traditional art (drawing, painting)
  • Linguistics - English and Portuguese
  • Game Development - Game Jams, Itch.io, Google Play
  • Leadership - Dupla’s CMO, Good Luck Collective co-founder, NOIC’s vice-president, Nery co-founder
  • Problem-solving - Scientific Olympiads, Chess
  • Programming - C#, JS, Python, PHP, CSS and HTML, Markdown, and more
  • Scientific Knowledge - Math, CS, Physics, Robotics, A&A
  • Web Design - The Thought Compiler, NOIC, Nery, bykoga, DUPLA
  • Writer - bykoga’s posts, Book “Em Cartaz”
  • Influencer - bykoga’s Twitter, Instagram art account, etc
  • Video Editor - YouTube video-game highlights

Awards
2014 - 6th grade

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2015 - 7th grade

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2016 - 8th grade

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2017 - 9th grade

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2018 - 10th grade

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2019 - 11th grade

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2020 - 12th grade

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2021

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