Developer Event

31.10.2013, 14:00

GDG DevFest 2013 is Over !

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Campus TLV

Campus Tel Aviv, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, is a hub for entrepreneurs and developers located in the heart of the startup nation.

3 tracks

DevFest features 3 parallel tracks around Web & Cloud, Mobile and Innovation.

18 cool sessions

A community driven event featuring 18 talks of the developers' community leading experts.

Tracks & Sessions

The latest and hottest tech

Liron Sher

Co-Founder & CTO, Wishop

Mobile back-end

14:30 - 15:15

About Liron

Ran Nachmany

Android GDE & Lecturer at the Technion Institute of Technology

App's life, from download to loyal user

15:15 - 16:00

About Ran

An entrepreneur, programmer, hacker but most important husband and father of the most gorgeous kids on the planet. Ran is passionate about building smooth and efficient apps and spends most of his time consulting, training developers and building apps.

Muhammad Zahalqa

Experis CTO

C++11 & Andorid NDK

The session will cover the major new features in the C++11 standard and how they can be put to work in developing "realy" native modules for the perfromance critical parts of your Android applications using the NDK.

16:30 - 17:15

About Muhammad

Muhammad Zahalqa is a hands on architect experienced in enterprise large scale systems. He speaks more than 8 programming languages, currently focused on C++11, Scala, Ruby and Java. Also acts as a co-organizer of GDG Nazareth.

Royi Ben Yosef

Android GDE, STB client team leader at Vidmind

Android Monetizing

It's good that you have an idea and even better if you can implement it, but, if you don't know how to make money of it it will remain a hobby rather than a business. in this session i'll try to guide you through how to plan the business and a few tools that can help you from the Google ecosystem.

17:15 - 18:00

About Royi

Android developer since SDK level 1.1 (about 3 years) and have been a mobile developer (iOS, AppEngine) for about 2 years, been working on a lot of applications but the projects that set me apart are integration with non-standard Android platforms or AOSP based devices which means STBs and white label boards.

Yossi Elkrief

ooVoo Senior Android developer

Android Design - Onboarding and other UX

The way to success starts with Design. Learn about common UX issues with a pinch of Android DO's and DON'Ts.

18:30 - 19:15

About Yossi

As an Android user since G1 and developer just before SDK 1.0 i’ve seen the platform grow,evolve and spread across the globe with great pleasure. Tech enthusiast passionate for Gadgets and cool products. Always keen to know more, just ping me anytime.

Leonid Olevsky

ooVoo Android developer

Playing with new stuff from IO 2013

What could be cooler than playing with new things from IO 2013, I will show you examples of using things like: AppCompat, Fused Location, Volley and more...

19:15 - 20:00

About Leonid

Shai Mesisterano

Web Developer at ooVoo

5½ Useful Tools For Web Development

Shai will share with you the most useful tools that are available to make it easier and faster for you to develop web applications.

14:30 - 15:15

About Shai

Oren Rubin

R&D Director at applitools

QA Automation - The Full Tour

What are the Integration Tests methodologies? What are the tools to be used for functional testing? What's the difference between Object-based tools (Selenium, QTP) and Image-based (Sikuli, eggPlant). We'll introduce the caveats of Functional Testing, and what new tools are available to validate the visual aspects of the UI.

15:15 - 16:00

About Oren

Oren has over 15 years of experience in the software industry in various roles. He is now Director of R&D at Applitools. Oren has vast experience in Distributed Computing (IBM), Compilers (Cadence) and Web Programming (Wix).

Yaron Budowski

Freelance Web & Mobile developer

Intro To Cloud Solutions For Mobile & Web

16:30 - 17:15

About Yaron

A retried startup guy and geek/hacker. Not because he sold his company for millions, but because he wanted to retire early and start doing his bucket list.

Shay Erlichmen CTO

Stuff I Learned From AppEngine

The AppEngine is an amazing product, in my lecture I will give a brief overview about the AppEngine platform but dive deeper into the architecture of it that makes is so assume.

17:15 - 18:00

About Shay

From a very early age Shay enjoyed squeezing every cycle that his CPU could handle. A lot of servers burnt under his never ending quest to make things run faster. In the past few years he lets big corporations to take care of his servers while he makes sure that his clients and companies don't need to break the bank in the process. He is an avid AppEngine developer and one of the first users of Cloud computing.

Oren Rubin & Asaf David

R&D Director at applitools, Co founder & CTO @ Bink

Ember.js vs. Angular.js

Ember.js is a client side MVC framework which started as a fork from Apple's SproutCore, comprising many capabilities only few could take advantage of. With the help of many contributors such as Yehuda Katz (JQuery, Ruby on Rails) and others, getting started with Ember is now much easier, while keeping its advantages of performance, routing, data bindings and automatic communication with server.

18:30 - 19:15

About Oren & Asaf

Oren has over 15 years of experience in the software industry in various roles (IBM, Wix, Cadence, ..) and is now Director of R&D at Applitools. Oren has vast experience in Front End Development, with emphasis of writing large scale applications using MVC frameworks, and helped write the Wix MVC framework.

Asaf is an entrepreneur and a full stack developer. Mamram graduate, over 10 years of experience, founder and CTO of TixWise and Bink. Web consultant.

Gil Fink

Senior Architect, MVP, MCT, Sela Group

Building Scalable JavaScript Apps

Building and maintaining big and scalable JavaScript web apps is a difficult task. Using and combining proven JavaScript patterns can help to achieve this complicated task. In this workshop we will talk about the patterns that are behind some of the largest JavaScript apps on the Web today.

19:15 - 20:00

About Gil

Gil Fink is an expert in web development and Microsoft web and data platforms. He organizes the Front-End.IL Meetup and writes about technology in his personal blog.

Yaron Ben Adiva

Product & UX @ webux

Introduction to UX

User experience is not about doing wire frames. UX is a gathering of amazing tools that enables us to plan our digital product according to whom we believe is our user and what we think he'll want or do while visiting this product of ours. Only then when every thing is ready to launch - The journey begins.

14:30 - 15:15

About Yaron

Born as a designer, but kept on asking 'WHY'. Felt that I had to do something else most of the time. After reaching a glass siling as a creative director, started to manage 5 M UU's as site manger. Managing UX, Design and Dev teams with a clear goal of maintaining and launching the current and the next product.

Anat Reichman

Director of Development, Genome Compiler

Intro to Synthetic Biology

Genome Compiler was built to enable the design and creation of useful living things to solve our global challenges. Our civilization is totally dependent on finite resources of coal, oil and natural gas. A radical solution is to harness the power of biology. Living things can use renewable resources such as sugar, sunlight and CO2 and they are versatile enough to produce almost everything we currently get from fossil fuels. Living things can also scale to meet our global challenges. The rapidly falling prices of both reading DNA (sequencing) and writing DNA (synthesis)is the underlying disruptive force for this new field of Synthetic Biology.

15:15 - 16:00

About Anat

Democratizing creation, innovation in biotechnology that will enable a more sustainable future

David Katz

Founder, Blue Bamboo

Anatomy of a Startup

Throwing a startup on the operating table, what do we find? Is every startup a unique snowflake? Not really. What's a good startup made of?

16:30 - 17:15

About David

An entrepreneur, a designer and a developer. He built two dozen products, some used millions of times, some miserable failures.

Jonathan Schipper

Founder, Builder, Breaker, Maker at Johnny505 Studios

Google Glass

17:15 - 18:00

About Jonathan

Likes wearables, ubiquitous tech, people and the places they meet. An enthusiastic Google, open source and security advocate (not necessarily in that order)

Fabio Kon

Visiting Professor, Technion

Benefiting From and Contributing to Open Source Software

We will explain how and why you should benefit and contribute to OSS, discussing licenses, communities, code base, quality assessment, and collaboration.

18:30 - 19:15

About Fabio

Computer Science Professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, former Board Member of the Open Source Initiative and passionate agile consultant.

Kira Radinsky

CTO, SalesPredict

Predicting Future Events from Large-scale Digital Histories

It has been a long time quest of artificial intelligence to develop systems that can emulate human reasoning. Fundamental capabilities of such intelligent behavior are the abilities to understand causality and to predict. Those are essential for many artificial intelligence tasks that rely on human common-sense reasoning, such as decision making, planning, question-answering, inferring user intentions and responses.


Much of the causal knowledge that helps humans understand the world is recorded in texts that express people's beliefs and intuitions. The World Wide Web encapsulates much of our human knowledge through news archives and encyclopedias. This knowledge can serve as the basis for performing true human-like prediction - with the ability to learn, understand language, and possess intuitions and general world knowledge.

In this talk I will present a learning system, which given an event, represented in natural language, predicts a possible future event it can cause. During its training, we constructed a semantically-structured causality graph of 300 million fact nodes connected by more than one billion edges, based on 150 year old news archive crawled from the web. We devised a machine learning algorithm that infers causality based on this graph. Using common-sense ontologies , it generalizes the events it observes, and thus able to reason about completely new events. We empirically evaluate our system on the 2010 news, and compare our predictions to human predictions. The results indicate that our system predicts similarly to the way humans do.

19:15 - 20:00

About Kira

Dr. Kira Radinsky is one of the up and coming voices in the data science community, offering a fresh perspective on data mining and its applications. Her work focuses on the intersection of predictive data mining and the construction of algorithms that leverage web-found information and external dynamics to predict future events. A graduate of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Dr. Radinsky gained international recognition for her work there and at Microsoft Research where she developed predictive algorithms that recognized the early warning of globally impactful events, (e.g. riots or diseases.)


Dr. Radinsky is the CTO and cofounder of SalesPredict, a sales technology company. She is pioneering artificial intelligence based, predictive analytics solutions that transform the way companies do business.

In 2013, Kira Radinsky was named to the prestigious "35 Young Innovators Under 35", as chosen by the MIT Technology Review.

Event Schedule

14:00 - Meet & Mingle
14:30 - Talks
16:00 - Coffee Break
16:30 - Talks
18:00 - Dinner
18:30 - Talks
20:00 - C'ya next year :)

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