Ofir Makmal is the CTO of SELA Group, with over a decade of experience with development and management in the software industry. He has extensive background in a diversity of client & server technologies, architecture, tools and platforms. Ofir consult and lecture on various topics such as: Git, Cross-Platform development, Performance and Debugging, NoSql and BigData technologies, Containers, Scaling and more. In the last few years, Ofir is putting most of his efforts on helping his customers with Cloud Architecture, Micro-Services, Docker and Kubernetes using all major cloud providers.
Alon Linetzki has been a professional developer, system analyst, system architect, test engineer, test manager, quality assurance manager & a coach for the last 30 years. He is co-author of the ISTQB® Agile Tester Foundation Extension certification, co-founded ISTQB® in Israel (2004), and the Israeli Testing Forum (2000). Alon is a popular international coach and speaker.
Rob Richardson is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET and Node, Angular and React. He’s a Microsoft MVP, published author, frequent speaker at conferences, user groups, and community events, and a diligent teacher and student of high quality software development. You can find this and other talks on his blog at https://robrich.org/presentations.
Shmulik Segal is Head of the ALM Department at SELA Group.
Guy Roth is a Partner Engineer in Google Cloud, committed to the technical success and expertise of Google partners across EMEA. Guy has a vast experience in Cloud, application development and lifecycle. In the past, Guy has led several development teams at SAP, building mobile-first web solutions for Cloud Platform customers.
Juval Löwy is the founder of IDesign and a master software architect specializing in system and project design. Juval has mentored hundreds of architects across the globe, sharing his insights, techniques, and breakthroughs, in architecture, project design, development process, and technology. Juval had participated in the Microsoft internal strategic design reviews for C#, WCF and related technologies. Juval is a frequent speaker at the major international software development conferences. Juval published several bestsellers, and his latest book is the fourth edition of Programming WCF Services (O'Reilly 2015). Juval published numerous articles, regarding almost every aspect of modern software development and architecture. Microsoft recognized Juval as a Software Legend as one of the world's top experts and industry leaders.
Alex has been involved in application development since the late nineties and worked as a lead developer and architect at large enterprises and small companies. He spends his time teaching other developers the details of the Microsoft development platform and frameworks, and coaches architects to design and build modern distributed applications at cloud scale. He has received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for Visual Studio and Development Technologies 11 times. In his spare time Alex likes to participate in all kinds of sport, and loves playing and programming new and retro video games.
Bnaya Eshet is a Senior Consultant at SELA Group. Bnaya specializes in parallel programming, Reactive Extensions, dependency injection and IoC frameworks, with a deep vested interest in MEF since its early inception. Bnaya is an experienced architect with solid understanding of complex application architecture and design, especially in WPF. As part of his work, he introduces complexity management into existing applications, and worked as a Chief Architect, development manager and CTO for various companies. He is also the author of multiple CodeProject articles.
Idan is a seasoned IT professional with over 15 years of expertise. Over the last several years, Idan leads the design and implementation of cloud-based solutions on Azure, AWS, and GCP helping organizations and development teams utilize cloud solutions and tools. Focusing on a "design for operations" concept, Idan utilized his experience as Regional Director, Management Solutions at Microsoft to help customers achieve operational efficacy with modern automation tools.
Nadav is a senior software engineer and a lecturer at SELA Group with over 5 years of experience in the industry. He is a PMC member and a core committer at the Apache Amaterasu project. Nadav specialises in Python and its ecosystem, including ML and NLP tools. Nadav has also been designing and implementing cloud-based solutions over the past 2 years and he specialises in the AWS stack.
Moshe is a Chief Architect at Sela and Consultant for more than 20 years, he is an author of many courses materials, articles and white-papers. Over the years, Moshe trained and consults hundreds of customers each year on various topics - Google Cloud, AWS, Microsoft Azure, Big Data technologies, Java, Spring and Python. He is a Google Cloud Certified Trainer, and holds Google Cloud Architect, Google Cloud Data Engineer, and AWS Profesional Cloud Architect Certifications. Recently, Moshe focus around Cloud-Native applications, Big Bata technologies including spark and NoSQL, DevOps and configuration management, Serverless and managed services in the cloud, containers and Kubernetes among others.
Dr. Galit Ben Tuval
Dr. Galit Ben Tuval is a Senior Lecturer at the SELA College Management Department. She is a speaker and mentor specializing in management skills, team building, organization vision, goal setting, and employee empowerment.
Liron Ratzabi is a Senior Consultant and Instructor at SELA Group. Liron specializes in both server and client technologies, and especially in mobile development including Windows Phone 8.1, Android, iOS and cross platform tools such as Xamarin and PhoneGap. In addition, Liron is consulting and developing on Windows 8.1, ASP.NET, Entity Framework, Kinect, and other Microsoft products. Liron is a mobile development evangelist, adopting the technology from day one. He develops applications, lectures and consults to Sela’s customers. Liron has a huge passion for innovation and is spending a lot of time exploring new fields, solutions and technologies.
Nir Noy is a Senior Consultant at SELA Group, with over 8 years of professional experience building web-oriented systems. He has served as a developer and Team Leader in companies of all shapes and sizes. In the course of his career he built web applications using a wide array of client and server technologies, more recently focusing on Windows Azure,ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, AngularJS, HTML5 and NodeJS.
Aviv Berko, OCP, is a Senior Database Consultant at SELA. He specializes in Oracle Database technologies from version 9i to 12c and has a solid knowledge of Oracle database architecture, database design and SQL. Aviv is also experienced in SQL Server database administration and development from version 2008 to 2014. Aviv is an expert in storing geographical data inside the database using Oracle Spatial and ESRI technologies (ArcSDE) for GIS applications. In the last few years Aviv has focused on implement Big Data solutions like Hadoop, Vertica, Spark, and Elasticsearch.
Amir Adler is a Consultant at SELA Group, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Amir has been a C# expert developer for over ten years, and participated in authoring numerous Microsoft Official Courses. His current focus is mostly on ASP.NET and web development in general.
Arnon is a Senior Consultant and Test Automation Team Lead at Sela Group. With more than 20 years of experience as a software developer, Arnon specializes in the relationships between test automation and software architecture, development practices, tools and people.
Natalia Meergus is a Senior ALM and Test Automation Consultant at SELA Group. She is a trainer, consultant, and model-based testing practitioner, and her experience includes test automation, test architecture, manual test design, TFS support and development, and even manual testing. Her background is as a software developer and architect, in companies ranging from Microsoft to smaller startups. She has a special interest and years-long experience in the development of medical software. Natalia holds a Master's degree in Applied Math, is an ISTQB affiliate, and contributed to the CTFL MTB extension syllabus.
Ilia German is an ALM Consultant at SELA Group. He has more than 8 years of experience in software development, DevOps, ALM, test automation and mobile cross-platform development. Ilia developed complex test automation, CI, CD, and Windows Installer (MSI) infrastructures for major companies in the medical and financial industries. Ilia also has a full-stack developing experience in .NET and Angular.
Leon Jalfon is a ALM developer and consultant at SELA Group. He is up-to-date with the latest technologies and focuses on DevOps practices. He loves to combine different technologies to extract the maximum benefit of each and automate the process of software development to the limit. Leon has experience with Microsoft and Linux environments using tools such as TFS, JIRA, Jenkins, Docker, Git, Powershell, Bash Scripts and more
Nizan Schtalman is a Cloud Infrastructure Consultant at SELA Group's DevOps Cloud team. Nizan has more than 14 years of experience in managing and building IT infrastructures, mostly in the Microsoft ecosystem. His primary specialization is automation of IT and core system components. Nizan is particularly interested in cloud platforms, design and implementation, heterogeneous systems integration, and process automation. Nizan’s experience includes creating solutions for customers involving private clouds, hybrid architectures, all the way to fully public, managed cloud systems.
Itshak Eli is a DevOps and BigData Consultant at SELA Group. He specializes in open source and Cloud services: Elasticsearch, Kafka, RabbitMQ, Docker, Jenkins, AWS, Python, and Git. Itshak is also a trainer in Linux, C++, and various software development technologies. Previously, Itshak worked on HA & DR solutions for virtual storage and networking appliances, and has a vast experience in Linux and Solaris multithreaded development, real-time systems, and embedded systems.
Gad Meir has worked in the computer industry since 1975. His main expertise is troubleshooting production and end user environments for the root cause of failures. Since the root cause of failures is either architecture, process and (rarely) abuse of technology, Gad uses MSF (Microsoft Solution Framework) principles to identify faults in development or deployment processes/procedures. Gad's main task is to pre-empt problems in the project-planning phase. Unfortunately, he is usually summoned at the last minute, either when the system crashes or when the project is about to die or for post mortem analysis of failed projects. Dealing with failed projects is directly connected with Gad's second specialty which is analyzing dumps, blue screens and other low-level plumbing tasks.
Michael is an experienced coder who is rather happy that his hobby and his profession are the same. Also, he really likes a good challenge. The harder, the better. By day, as member of RavenDB Core Team he works on a awesome new version of RavenDB and by night he becomes a tinkerer with passion for new stuff, coding in general and lots of unfinished pet projects.
Avi Avni is a Consultant at SELA Group. With 5+ years of industry experience, Avi specializes in design and development of infrastructure frameworks, rich client WPF application development using MVVM, and diagnosing memory and CPU performance issues. Avi has extensive experience with frameworks like Unity (IoC), Prism, Reactive Extensions, TPL Dataflow, Roslyn (.NET Compiler Platform), and many others. Additionally, Avi has 2+ years experience as a team leader. Avi is especially interested in Machine Learning and Functional Programming. Avi also contributor to F# Compiler
Kevin Gosse has been using Microsoft .NET technologies for 10 years, across client, server, and mobile applications. He is currently employed at Criteo, where he works on scalability, debugging, and optimization issues.
In addition to developing and shipping software on Microsoft stacks for 25+ years, Christophe Nasarre has been working as a Technical Reviewer for MSPress, Addison-Wesley and other publishing companies since 1996 on books such as "CLR via C#" and the last editions of Windows Internals. He is providing tools and insights on .NET and Windows development via his https://codenasarre.wordpress.com/ blog. Christophe also presented technical sessions on stage both internally at Microsoft or for ISVs and customers at public event such as Microsoft TechDays Paris.
In a previous life, Grégory Léocadie built static code analysis tools for Cast Software. He is currently working at Criteo as Software Engineer in the performance team responsible for tackling scalability, debugging and optimization issues.
Gal Hutman is s Cloud Infrastructure Lead, Microsoft P-Seller, a consultant and trainer. Gal has been leading professional services teams and been acting as technical lead and consultant for the last 9 years. His consulting work revolves mainly around management, automations, cloud architecture and development of complementary tools for IT teams.
Maayan specializes in developing "soul players" as a means of creating organizational growth, leads workshops and lecturers. She served as Business Partner Manager in Microsoft and was responsible for building growth in the IT market. She has extensive experience in management positions and establishing a training system. Over the years she has developed a unique method that turns clients and business partners into enthusiastic ambassadors.
Ziniman is a Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services. He helps to increase awareness of AWS cloud services and to help AWS customers understand the benefits that taking advantage of the cloud can deliver. Boaz has many years of experience with web development & operations, architecture, IT management and cloud. Prior to joining AWS, Boaz worked with a variety of leading Israeli startups, managing development and operations teams, and leading cloud adoption and partnerships with major cloud vendors.
Oren is the founder and CEO of Hibernating Rhinos, with experience spanning over 15 years in development. He is a frequent blogger at http://ayende.com/blog/ under the pseudonym Ayende Rahien, where he focuses on the Microsoft .NET ecosystem, which earned him recognition and awards as Microsoft‚ Most Valuable Professional since 2007. Oren is an internationally acclaimed presenter and you can catch him speaking at DevTech, JAOO, QCon, Oredev, NDC, Yow! and Progressive.NET conferences. Oren shares his extensive knowledge when speaking at conferences and through his written works, such as "DSLs in Boo: Domain Specific Languages in .NET", published by Manning (http://manning.com/rahien/) and recently through his book: "Inside RavenDB".
Ady Shimony has about 18 years of experience in software development. He is an expert in WPF and Microsoft Prism, OOP and design patterns. Ady has nearly 11 years of experience in leading large R&D teams and projects, and has deep knowledge of design and development of large systems, network management systems, and client-server applications.
Dennis van der Stelt
Dennis is a Software Architect who loves building distributed systems and the challenges they bring. To be better than the day before, he continuously searches for new ways to improve his knowledge on architecture and software development. What he learns he tries to share via numerous articles, presentations and posts on his blog.
Daniel is a Software Engineer at Particular Software, makers of NServiceBus, and a Microsoft MVP for Integration. He can bend minds and spoons with asynchronous programming and has contributed to many open-source projects. He has spoken at several conferences and user groups about asynchronous programming and quality-driven development. In his free time, Daniel enjoys weightlifting, dark-roasted coffee, playing with his son and writing more code. At least until midnight when his self-imposed router hack kicks in.
Test automation expert, blogger (SeleniumPro.net), QA and Automation leader at BurlingtonEnglish.
Masha Kandler is a Senior Front-End Developer and a Lecturer at Sela College development department. She specializes in cross-platform development with frameworks like Angular, React and Ionic with the latest W3C Standards. During her career she combined her love for web development and her passion for beautiful websites and focused on creating extraordinary websites.
30 years of experience have not dulled the fascination Gil Tayar has with software development. From the olden days of DOS, to the contemporary world of Software Testing, Gil was, is, and always will be, a software developer. He has in the past co-founded WebCollage, survived the bubble collapse of 2000, and worked on various big cloudy projects at Wix. His current passion is figuring out how to test software, a passion which he has turned into his main job as Evangelist and Senior Architect at Applitools. He has religiously tested all his software, from the early days as a junior software developer to the current days at Applitools, where he develops tests for software that tests software, which is almost one meta layer too many for him.
Doron Zavelevsky is a principal engineer at Applitools. With more than 13 years of experience as a full stack developer, architect and team lead in different startup companies, he‚Äôs decided to increase his involvement in the developer and open source community. He established and has been leading the ReactJS community in Israel for the last few years, gives talks about front-end development and testing, organized ReactNext (the largest ReactJS conference in Israel), and became involved in the Selenium project.
Noam Amrani is an ALM consultant at Sela Group. With over seventeen years of industry experience in Test and ALM, Noam specializes in providing holistic approach DevOps & ALM solutions, focusing on increasing visibility and productivity. As part of the above, Noam has over seven years of management experience, as Director of QA / ALM, where he worked closely with Release Management and R&D stakeholders, defining work methodologies, developing reports and tailor made tools. Moreover, Noam is passionate about Load and Performance testing. He has led and executed different Load Test activities, from design to implementation, of simple and complex scenarios, using Visual Studio Load Test.
Daria Shalimov is an Test Automation Consultant and Team Leader at SELA Group. She has more than 5 years of experience in automation testing and infrastructures , cross-platform testing and test designs. Daria developed and lead complex test automation for major companies in the web and financial industries.
Eran Bachar is the Senior Product Manager for Micro Focus responsible for the cloud functional testing solutions. With over 14 years of experience managing complex software development projects, Eran established the DevTest to ensure quality as part of development, using top-end QA and dev practices combined with DevOps techniques. Prior to this, Eran was the senior QA group manager for the ALM Automation product line.
Gil Zilberfeld has been in software since childhood, writing BASIC programs on his trusty Sinclair ZX81. With more than twenty years of developing commercial software, he has vast experience in software methodology and practices. Gil has been applying agile principles for product development more than a decade. From automated testing to exploratory testing, design practices to team collaboration, scrum to kanban, traditional product management to lean startup – he’s done it all. He is still learning from his successes and failures. Gil speaks frequently in international conferences about unit testing, TDD, agile practices and product management. He is the author of "Everyday Unit Testing", blogs at http://www.gilzilberfeld.com, co-organizer of the Agile Practitioners conference and in his spare time he shoots zombies, for fun.
Dan Morgenstern, senior ALM Architect in Sela group, Israel. Specialising in ALM solutions TFS based. 30+ years experience in software development. Leading implementations of Microsoft TFS based ALM (Application lifecycle management) solutions. Co-Author of Microsoft TFS 2012 Training kit and Microsoft’s ALM forum manager. Lectured in Agile Testing Days 2014, Germany.
Netanel Malka is a consultant at Sela Group, specializing in Big Data technologies - ElasticSearch, Spark, Hadoop, Hive, and HBase among others. Lately, Netanel focus on helping Sela's customers with design and implementation of Big Data spatial processing systems.