Our awesome speakers are:

Lior Cohen

I am a member in a top notch R&D team.
Loves to dive into areas which I am not familiar with.
One of the voices behind the "management tips" podcast (http://www.mngttips.com/)

The E2E SW Engineer Ignite culture Status: accepted

Joey Simhon

Web and mobile plumber during the day, super dad at night. Cofounder and CTO at Everything.me

Tools & Tricks for building a remotie friendly team Ignite culture Status: accepted

Tal Sliwowicz

17 years of experience as a software engineer, and an innovator.
Currently Principal Engineer @ Taboola, previously CTO of TVersity. Before that EVP Product of Invoke Solution. Previously, VP R&D at Invoke Solutions.

Taboola's experience with Apache Spark - a cluster computing system 100x faster than Hadoop MapReduce Full data Status: accepted

Oren Ellenbogen

Oren is the curator of the successful newsletter SoftwareLeadWeekly (http://softwareleadweekly.com) and author of Leading Snowflakes (http://leadingsnowflakes.com).

Oren is also an Engineer at Commerce Sciences (#2 employee), where he focuses on building the company's data infrastructure. Prior to Commerce Sciences, Oren served as Director of Engineering at Delver (acquired by Sears), where he was responsible for the development process, delivering kick-ass products and growing the next generation of team leads in his group.

Oren writes regularly on his blog (http://lnbogen.com) and lectures at ILTechTalk.

Engineering your culture: how to keep your engineers happy? Full culture Status: accepted

Dafna Mordechai

Senior RT embedded software engineer at Applied Materials and a former Real Time Embedded Team leader at RADWIN.
Participated in the first session of "Google Campus for Moms" an entrepreneurship course run by "Yazamiyot" and Google.
In the past year, have been leading workshops and managing the PR and social media content of an innovative educational program called "Mexane Meshutaf" (“Common Ground”), whose goal is to raise awareness of gender stereotypes among high school students, in an effort to increase participation of women in the Hi-Tech industry and promote gender equality.

Why Aren't There More Female Entrepreneurs? Full community Status: accepted

Haim Yadid

I bring over 20 years of experience in various technology fields: software development, team management, software architecture, HPC and algorithmic research. Over the past seven years I have focused on Java platform performance optimization. In the last five years, I have been involved as a consultant in more than a dozen optimization projects. I bring nine years of experience working with Java, with in-depth understanding of the platform internals.

Concurrency and Multi-Threading Demystified Full programming-methodology Status: accepted

Uri Shamay


Mordor - high performance I/O library based on Fibers Open Source in Israel programming-methodology Status: accepted

Dan-ya Shwartz Bar-el

Currently Growth Hacker @ Everything.me while raising two kids and trying to sleep every now and then. Geek, Musician, loves data, hates assumptions, thrives on challenges.

Creative Thinking in KPI Definitions Full product marketing Status: accepted

Ofer Ron

Senior data scientist and hacker at LivePerson, and tech lead for the research team. After getting a math Ph.D., I've spent the last six years developing classification and recommendation systems over big data, taking them from the drawing board to production, mostly in Scala.

Automating Machine Learning: from Lab to Production Full AI ML data Status: accepted

Shani Raba

Shani Raba is a Group Manager at Sears Israel, working on building the future of Shopping Experience ShopYourWay. leading both the developments and the business aspects. Building R&D for growth and scale, practicing and experimenting what we read in a real world using extreme techniques like lean, scrumban, EDD, Continuous Development.

Own It - Creating an Engineering Culture Full culture devops Status: accepted

Gilly Barr

I have been creating websites since I was 13 (that's been 13 years already!). I love web development and don't see myself stopping any time soon...
Currently I work on the Core development team at 'Sears Israel' where we're constantly building the site ShopYourWay

Latency & Client Side Performance Full web Status: accepted

Hadar Davidovich

Hadar is leading the back-end engineering team at Ravello Systems, where a new cloud application hypervisor is being developed.
Prior to joining Ravello, Hadar was a software engineer at VMware and B-Hive Networks (acquired by VMware).
Prior to that, she had served in an elite technological unit in the Israeli intelligence corps.
Hadar holds a M.Sc in Mathematics from Bar-Ilan University, and is the proud mother of 2.

PostgreSQL + JSON – the best of both worlds? Full data Status: accepted

Dvir Volk

Chief Architect at Everything.me. Programming Motherfucka

10 Reasons to be excited about Go Full programming-methodology Status: accepted

Iris Shoor

Iris is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder at Takipi where she designs tools that help developers debug Java and Scala in production at scale. Her main interests are creative products, marketing for developers and nitpicking small UX details.

Coding marketing: How I converted our dev team into marketers Full culture marketing Status: accepted

Ofri Raviv

Coding since age 12; BSc in Math, Physics and Computer Science in Talpiot; Served 6 years in a software development unit in the air force, as a software developer, team leader, and an enterprise software architect; Studying towards a PhD in computational neuroscience; Founded Open Knesset open source project (כנסת פתוחה - https://oknesset.org/) and The Public Knowledge Workshop (aka Hasadna or הסדנא לידע ציבורי), and currently the chairman of Hasadna. Working as a CTO in a start-up and freelancing from time to time.

The Public Knowledge Workshop - from a script scraping knesset votes to vibrant community of Israeli open-{source,gov,knowledge} projects Open Source in Israel community Status: accepted

Al Yaros

Team Leader at VMware.
Vast knowledge in technologies and algorithms, especially around Machine Learning.
I dream, drink, eat, live and breath code.
More Info: http://www.linkedin.com/in/alyaros

Introduction to Deep Learning Full AI Status: accepted

Arik Fraimovich

Arik has been hacking with computers since being 9 years old, when he got his first XT computer. He's a full stack developer with passion for open source and delightful user experience.

re:dash a new way to query, visualize and collaborate on data inside an organization Open Source in Israel data Status: accepted

Omri Lapidot

Led Performance testing in Mercury (now HP) before it was cool, later set up a Performance testing team in Symantec (now precise) and made it cooler. Created Sears Israel QA from one engineer to a full group handling web, mobile, Performance and a multitude of other testing challenges. Holds a B.A in Computer Science from the Academic College of Tel-Aviv Jaffa, raises three children and rides a motorcycle (usually not at the same time).

Alive and kicking - evolving QA to meet future challenges Full culture Status: accepted

Tzofia Shiftan

Tzofia is an engineer at Takipi, a new start-up changing how developers debug systems at scale. Previously Tzofia worked on distributed big data storage systems at ClearForest (now Thomson Reuters). Tzofia is passionate about Scala and Akka, the use of genetic algorithms in practical computer science applications, and has been a member of the Space IL team since its foundation.

Evolutionary & Genetic Algorithms Full AI Status: accepted

Shlomi Fruchter

Shlomi Fruchter is a software architect and performance expert. Together with Shahar Albag he founded Eternitech, a top-notch Israeli web development and consulting firm. Shlomi was a CTO for Yooga, a start-up company in the field of e-commerce, and a system architect for JamRT, a company developing multi-player Facebook games. Shlomi is an expert in cloud server architecture, database technologies and development of large scale web applications. Shlomi holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics from Tel Aviv University.

Docker - containers are the new virtualization Ignite devops Status: accepted

Arik Galansky

A full stack developer at HiredScore with over 10 years of combined experience in databases, server side, client side, ops, integration, architecture and team management.
Love all things tech. Read about it. Write about it. Talk about it.

The Technology and Psychology of Scraping Ignite web Status: accepted

Shay Mandel

Over 15 years in the software development arena. Currently R&D Group Manager in Sears Israel, developing http://shopyourway.com
Responsible for the Application Platform - providing everything that is needed for enabling developers to build their own apps on top of our social-commerce website and mobile applications. See: http://developers.shopyourway.com
Formerly worked as Product Manager in several companies, as well as Chief Architect of HP/Mercury Quality Center, leading the technical architecture and the functional architecture of the product.
Avid cyclist (road cycling and mountain biking) in my free time.

GET /a/usable/API Full programming-methodology web Status: accepted

Yoav Rubin

Yoav Rubin is a software engineer at IBM Research - Haifa. His work focuses on development and simplification of development environments. During the last two years Yoav delivered the course "Functional Programming on the JVM" at Haifa University.

Functional programming in Javascript Full programming-methodology javascript Status: accepted
Top video lectures that any developer should see Ignite life-hacking Status: accepted

Elazar Leibovich

Hadoop programmer @Akamai,
Open source contributor.

goproxy, Fiddler2 at scale Open Source in Israel web Status: accepted

Yaron Wittenstein

A Passionate Coder. Loves: Ruby, Java-Script, C#, writing-tests, Devops, Life-Hacking and doing awesome things with style

How to Increase Your Brain's Cache Hits? Ignite life-hacking Status: accepted

Gil Hoffer

Gil is the VP of R&D at Ravello Systems, where he takes a central part in Ravello’s day-to-day development dilemmas, as well as in the grander long-term journey to redefine cloud computing.
Prior to joining Ravello Systems, Gil had served in an elite technological unit in the Israeli intelligence corps, where he held various positions, the last one at the CTO of one of the development branches
Gil holds a B.A.from the Technion, and a M.Sc.from Tel Aviv university, both in computer science.

A real life continuous integration war story Full devops/learn-from-experience Status: accepted

Aviran Mordo

Aviran Mordo is the head of back-end engineering at Wix. He has over 20 years of experience in the software industry and has filled many engineering roles and leading positions, from designing and building the US national Electronic Records Archives (http://www.archives.gov/era/) to building the infrastructure that powers indeed.com, the leading job search engine in the world. Aviran is a tech-savvy and a technology blogger since 2000, with vast knowledge of internet technologies, software development and continuous delivery.

Twitter: @aviranm LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/aviran Blog: http://www.aviransplace.com"

Scaling the R&D While Maintaining Quality Full culture Status: accepted

Udi h Bauman

Software developer & architect with many years of experience hacking Python & JavaScript.

The unbearable lightness of Meteor web apps development Full programming-frameworks web Status: accepted

Moran Shimron

I am a product manager at Kenshoo. I love creating cool products that are simple to use and solves customer’s problems and to do that within the boundaries of timeline and resources.
I have started my career 12 years ago as a developer. Several years ago, I understood that my passion is not in development and I changed role to become a user experience expert and a year after that became a product owner. As a product owner, I was part of the R&D management, and was driving the agile process and retrospectives for continues improvements.

Read more: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=55693659

Drop your weapons Ignite culture product Status: accepted

Yardena Meymann

Yardena: I'm a software engineer, architect and trainer with almost 20 years of experience, currently working at VMware. I am also a programming languages enthusiast and organizer of Sayeret Lambda meetup. I've been writing in Java since its 1.0 version, first in a start-up, then in large enterprise projects. I learned to appreciate object orientation by spending some time programming in Smalltalk, and have been experimenting with functional programming, particularly in Scala in the last 5 years. After using Scala for personal and academic projects, I was lucky to recently initiate a production Scala project at VMware.

Lior: I am a team leader in VMware Israel and a technology fanatic with many years of experience in software engineering. In my spare time I tasted and tested almost every modern technology that is out there… For living I have been writing C# since .NET framework 1.0 was introduced, I do also Java & C++ for quite a few years now and in the recent years I found myself diving into the big data puzzle and scalable programming. Recently, I have got the opportunity to initiate and lead a new project in VMware Israel written in Scala.

Scale up your thinking: Reactive programming with Scala and Akka Full programming-async Status: accepted

Boaz Katz

Over 7 years of product development and user experience.
•  Loves pixels, bytes and algorithms.
•  R&D team leader (decision-making
algorithms), Elbit systems.
•  B.A., Computer Science and
Entrepreneurship (IDC's Zell Entrepreneurship Program graduate)

או בעיברית: איך להקטין את שיחות התמיכה מאבא UX for my dad Full product UX Status: accepted

Dotan Nahum

I've been programming everything I can for the last 16 years.
Today, I'm a polyglot programmer and a pragmatic builder: I design products, I spec them and then I pick how and what will allow me to build them to last. Solving hard problems and building large-scale solutions, I've gained an expertise on the CLR (C#), Ruby, JRuby and Node.js.
In the last couple of years, I've also been digging into Clojure and Go.

High performance background workers with Ruby and JRuby Open Source in Israel programming-async programming-frameworks Status: accepted
Your Pi in The Cloud With Go Open Source in Israel hardware Status: accepted

Avi Tzurel

Owner at Tikal-Kenso, a unique open source oriented consulting company based in Israel.

Scaling Extending and Expanding your application through messaging Full programming-methodology scaling Status: accepted

Avi Etzioni

Avi Etzioni is an enthusiastic software-engineer, currently working for Outbrain, with more than 10 years of experience with various technologies.
Passionate about Agile methodologies, has a vast experience with SCRUM . Loves to accept and provide feedback and always seek for ways to improve the team.

Code Review - Just Do It! Full culture Status: accepted

Omer Lachish-Rauchwerger

Web group architect at Klarna and organizer of the Ruby Underground Israel group.

Proper Unit Tests Full testing Status: accepted

Inbal Gilai

Software engineer at Klarna with over six years of software development experience, and co-founder of Rails Girls TLV workshops (http://railsgirls.com/).

Rails Girls in Tel Aviv Ignite community education Status: accepted

Shlomi Noach

Shlomi is a principal engineer at Outbrain, where he acts as data geek. He is an active MySQL community member, and an experienced consultant and instructor. He authors the common_schema, openark-kit & mycheckpoint open source tools, and blogs at http://openark.org. Shlomi is an Oracle ACE, Oracle Technologist of the Year: 2011, and the 2009 MySQL Community Member of the Year.

The query which is the peak of my career Ignite data Status: accepted

ohad shai

I work as a software developer more than 7 years, Now at Intel in dev-ops.
Write code in java (and more...)
Like simple tools, automation and lean concepts.

Continuous deployment made easy with Codeine Open Source in Israel devops/tools Status: accepted

cnaan aviv

Developer, born with a spoon of PCB.

Making drones dance Ignite hardware Status: accepted

Tomer Gabel

A programming junkie and computer history aficionado, Tomer's been around the block a few times before settling at Wix as a system architect. In the last couple of years he's developed a major crush on Scala, promoting it within the Israeli software industry as part of JJTV (Java & JVM Tel-Aviv user group) and Underscore (Israeli Scala user group) and finally organizing the Scalapeño conference in July 2013.

DevOps redux Full devops Status: accepted

Nir Yariv

"Works with computers" in various roles since 1999, as lead dev, product manager, director of engineering, sales engineer and currently projects lead at Gizra. Since 2012 volunteering with the Public Knowledge Workshop where I'm leading Open Taba and initiated & led Tipa.li

Tipa.li - how we built a better Open Source alternative to a 120K NIS government mobile app in 48 hours. And how you can too! Open Source in Israel community Status: accepted

Lior Kesos

14 years of open-source geekdom
CTO @ Linnovate - Israels biggest opensource service provider.
Has been translating geeks to the world and the world to geeks for a decade.
Co-founded the Israeli Drupal community, Co-founder @mean.io, delivered over 200 projects throughout my last 7 years with Linnovate.

MEANINGFUL JAVASCRIPT DEVELOPMENT (MEAN.IO) Open Source in Israel programming-methodology Status: accepted

Lital Hassine

Lital is a senior software engineer at VMware with more than 10 years of experience. Lital is an agile enthusiastic, following the method and also teaches others.
Lital is an active participate and event organizer in the Tehnit forum (http://www.technit.org/).

Random Hack of Kindness Ignite community Status: accepted

Yoav Abrahami

Yoav Abrahami is the Chief Architect at Wix.com, working with developers and operations to build the company's future products as well as accelerating and improving development processes. Prior to joining Wix, Yoav was an Architect at Amdocs Cramer OSS division. Yoav holds a MS in Physics and a BS in Computer Science from the Tel Aviv University.

Scaling-out datastores and the CAP theorem Full data Status: accepted
Software Architecture Full programming-methodology Status: accepted

Ori Lahav

Ori Lahav is a Co-founder and GM Israel at outbrain and The Voice™ at reversim. Ori like paddling his kayak through rough seas and sail a yacht when storms are out.

Building Company Culture for Scale Full culture scaling Status: accepted
Panel: Moving fast in big companies Full Status: accepted

Allon Mureinik

Over a dozen years of experience:
Senior Developer and Team Lead in the intelligence core (~6 years)
Senior Developer in Mercury, acquired by HP during my tenure (~5 years)
Senior Developer and Team Lead in the Cloud Storage Group of Red Hat (~2 years)

Co-maintainer of the engine-core project of oVirt.

Linkedin: http://il.linkedin.com/in/mureinik
Ohloh: https://www.ohloh.net/accounts/mureinik

A closed-source developer's journey into open source Open Source in Israel community Status: accepted


A Clojurist Rubiest and aspiring Erlangist with passion for fringe useful technology ranging from Devops to large scale data crunching and plain out of the mil unix treasure troves (heck iv been doing Angular JS lately so there isn't any limit really).

Iv been filling the lead architect title, which in my book means coding and driving change using moderate elbow work

Celestial provisioning server Open Source in Israel devops/tools Status: accepted

Dor Laor

Dor is the CEO of Cloudius Systems, a new emerging startup that develop a new open source operating system designed for the cloud.
As a young CEO (is 41 young?) I do it all, coding, reviewing, marketing, hiring, testing and even the dishes.
Prior to Cloudius, Dor was on board the KVM dev team from the start and managed the KVM and Xen development teams at Red Hat.
Before I helped building blade centers solutions and terabit routers for the fun.

The making of a new open OS, code talks and bulshit walks Open Source in Israel devops culture Status: accepted
A Hypervisor, a container and a zeroVm were sitting in a restaurant, suddenly an application entered Full devops.cloud Status: accepted
Panel: Lean Startup Full Status: accepted

Michael Eisenberg

Michael Eisenberg is a Partner at Aleph, a $140MM early stage venture capital fund, which he co-founded with Eden Shochat in 2013.
Michael joined Benchmark Capital as a general partner in July 2005 and continues as the partner responsible for Benchmark’s Israeli portfolio.
Michael joined Benchmark from Israel Seed Partners where he was a general partner from July 1997.
Eisenberg began his career at Jerusalem Global where he started and led the firm’s successful investment banking group and partnership with Montgomery Securities. Michael has focused on Internet investments since 1995 and has invested in and sat on the board of Israel’s leading companies and start ups, such as Shopping.com (Nasdaq SHOP, acquired by EBAY), Conduit, SeekingAlpha, Gigya, WeWork, Tunewiki, Wix, Answers.com (Nasdaq ANSW), Tradeum (acquired: VERT), and Picturevison (acquired: EK).

Michael writes a blog on Internet trends, Israeli politics and children’s issues at www.sixkidsandafulltimejob.blogspot.com and at Themarker.com (Hebrew) and is active on Twitter @mikeeisenberg. He is the author of the Hummus Manifesto, the seminal piece on Israel’s start up scene and need to move to open source software.

Michael also serves on the board Yeshivat Har Etzion, Israel’s largest yeshiva combining traditional Talmudic study with military service. He also serves on the Board of the Shomer Hachadash (New Guardians), an organization dedicated to engendering mutual responsibility among Israelis.

Michael lectures frequently on the topics of Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship. He holds a BA in Political Science from Yeshiva University in New York. Michael lives in Jerusalem, Israel with his wife and eight children.

Retrospective to the Hummus Manifesto Keynote Status: accepted

Oren Raboy

Oren Raboy is a retired hacker and an amateur chef. In his daily life, he is VP Products and co-founder at Totango. Totango is a customer engagement platform used by the worlds leading online software providers to better engage with customers, reduce churn and increase upsell. Before Totango, Oren was part of P-Cube (acquired by Cisco), Cisco Inc. and many web and software infrastructure projects in Israel and the Bay area.

Panel: Lean Startup Full Status: accepted

Shay Elkin

Shay is a Data Scientist at Everything.me, where he enjoys making computers solve the big problems behind Everything Home, that app that makes your phone get you.

Given the chance, he can talk all day about machine learning, big data, functional programming, information retrieval and many other unrelated topics.

Monads in 5 minutes! Ignite programming-methodology Status: accepted

Ran Levi

Ran Levi is a writer, mostly about Technology and the History of Science. He is also a podcaster, host of Making History, a show about interesting things and how they came to be...
Ran's latest book is Battle of the Minds, about the history of Computer Malware.
Ran is an Electronics Engineer, with 12+ years of experience in PCB & FPGA design.

How To Make Your Kids Love Programming Keynote Status: accepted