Sasha Goldshtein is the CTO of SELA Group, a Microsoft C# MVP and Regional Director, a Pluralsight author, and an O'Reilly contributor. He leads the Performance and Debugging team at SELA Technology Center, and is the author of "Pro .NET Performance" (Apress, 2012) and "Introducing Windows 7 for Developers" (Microsoft Press, 2009). Sasha consults on various topics, including production debugging, application and system troubleshooting, performance optimizations, distributed architecture and others. Sasha actively maintains and contributes to multiple open source projects in the Linux and Windows performance tracing, diagnostics, and debugging space.
Dino Esposito is the CTO of Crionet. Since 2003, Dino has been the voice of Microsoft Press to Web developers and the author of many popular books on ASP.NET and software architecture. In particular, Dino authored “Architecting Applications for the Enterprise” with fellow MVP Andrea Saltarello in 2015 and “Modern Web Development” in 2016 and has “Programming ASP.NET Core” in the works for 2017. When not training, Dino serves as the CTO of Crionet, a fast growing firm that specializes in Web and mobile solutions for the world of professional sports.
James has been testing since 1986, and has worked independently since setting up Workroom Productions in 1994. As a consultant, he's worked in a variety of businesses and project styles; from retail to telecommunications, from rapidly-evolving internet start-ups to more traditional large-scale enterprise. He's worked to technical requirements for companies that make and sell software, to commercial requirements for companies that buy and use software, and to unexpected requirements everywhere. He's been in and out of agile (and Agile) teams since 2002. James was an internal irritant to the ISEB exam process for five years, is a regular speaker and occasional teacher, runs LEWT (the London Exploratory Workshop in Testing) and has won prizes for his papers.
Udi Dahan is one of the world’s foremost experts on Service-Oriented Architecture and Domain-Driven Design and also the creator of NServiceBus, the most popular service bus for .NET.
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.
Barak is a passionate software developer, entrepreneur and digital artist. He's been working with and building startups in Tel-Aviv, London and New-York for the past 6 years. An avid web developer and creative coder, he enjoys exploring the connection between art and technology in audio, visual and physical form and creates new and exciting digital experiences.
Shmulik Segal is Head of the ALM Department at SELA Group.
Roland Guijt is a Microsoft MVP enjoying a constant curiosity around new techniques in software development. His focus is on all things .Net and browser technologies. As a long-time trainer, he led many courses on these topics and spoke about them at international conferences. He also travels around the globe to offer his self-developed workshops. The word that comes to mind when he thinks about software development is passion!
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Yael Greenberg is an international keynote and motivational speaker, best-selling author, professional business consultant, and an expert in maximizing business and personal potential.
David O’Brien is a 5-year Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management working with both Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS cloud technologies. If it can be automated, he likes to work with it, and tries to stay on top of new tech, including AWS, Azure, Jenkins, AppVeyor, Git, VSTS, and Ansible. David has a Pilot's License and likes to talk about that, a lot!
Ofir Makmal is a Senior Architect at SELA Group, with over a decade of development and management experience in software companies. He has extensive background in various client and server technologies. Ofir specializes in the fields of performance optimization and production debugging, Native Mobile development and Cross-platform Mobile development using Xamarin. Among his other fields of interest, Ofir lectures on NoSql, Cassandra DB, Cloud technologies, and Windows Azure, and has co-authored Windows Azure Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) course.
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.
Dina Goldshtein is a Senior Software Engineer at Aternity (recently acquired by Riverbed). Aternity builds performance monitoring tools that run on millions of PCs and mobile devices. Dina is on the team responsible for the core collection mechanism, which hooks low-level Windows events and collects performance information from a variety of sources. Since starting at Aternity, she worked a lot on boot performance monitoring, identifying bottlenecks in the Windows boot process. Prior to her work at Aternity, Dina worked at BrightSource Energy, where she lead the Software Foundations team, developing software infrastructures used by the entire R&D department. As part of her job she was also responsible for bringing in new technologies, mentoring and improving quality and development processes, department-wide.
Idan Yona is a Senior Consultant at SELA Group, and head of the DevOps Cloud team.
Igor Goldshmidt is a QA Engineer at Gett. In 2013, he started his journey in software testing from web applications. Then he fought for quality of desktop and browser extensions at AVG, and is currently working on quality of mobile applications at Gett (GetTaxi). Igor is also an active participant of the Israeli testing community.
Amit has been testing software at RSA for the past five years, trying to be a helpful team member, dealing (among other things) with security testing, coding, and trying to learn each day something new. He also helps as a co-editor for a quarterly testing magazine and gets a first peek at many great ideas. When not doing anything testing-related or riding his bicycle, he enjoys playing some board games with friends and is a member of the Israeli roleplaying society.
Rostislav Aronov is a veteran Software Architect. He built many complex systems based on SOA methodologies, and has vast experience designing cloud-oriented distributed systems. Rostislav leads software projects from the requirements, architecture, project design and construction phases all the way to delivery: on-time, on-quality, on-budget.
Dr. Roni Deutsch (CISSP) has over 25 years of experience in cyber and security. He has a vast practical experience of attacks and defenses, but also in the managerial aspects of the cyber security team, group, or department. Roni researched systems and tools for penetration testing, and is an expert in cyber forensics in the domains of communications, operating systems, applications, mobile, and more. Roni is an authority in many cyber and security domains, including mobile, cloud, Big Data, IoT, embedded systems, and more, and has practical experience in fail-safe (high availability) systems, as well as BCP and DRP solutions. He is highly knowledgeable in survivability, high availability, and continued activity even in the most threatened environments in medium to large organizations (2000 to 10000 users).
Kobi Halperin is a seasoned tester and test manager with 23 years of experience in the Telecom/Datacom field (SDH, TDM, Eth, Optics, Radio, NMS). He is a member of the ICTB AB, leading the TestIL Facebook community, a technical content editor for Testing World Magazine, and generally seeking to widen discussions in the field of testing.
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Alon Fridman Waisbard is an independent web accessibility consultant. With a strong background of 12 years in software testing for leading hitech companies, Alon is now helping various companies and organizations create more accessible products, by doing accessibility testing, by speaking and training testers, developers, and content creators. As a great believer in communities, Alon is an active member of both software testing communities, and web accessibility professionals communities, sharing his knowledge and tips via social networks like Twitter and Facebook, the testing magazine, and testing conference talks (GeekWeek, TestIL meetup).
Doron Bar is a QA Methodologies Manager at Verint Systems. With a passion for testing, Doron filled many roles as a test engineer, testing team leader, test manager, and more. Doron loves the technical aspects of testing and the methodological aspects as well, and believes that testing is context-driven art. At Verint, Doron implements techniques to increase quality and efficiency. In his previous position as test manager, he led the testing scaling from a small startup team to corporate standard testing. As a test architect, he supported the transition to agile and the implementation of agile testing. Doron published articles internationally, he is a co-editor and columnist in the Olam Habdikot magazine, and is involved in the testing community.
Mor Shaul is an Automation Developer, Scrum Master, and QA Lead at Sapiens DECISION. She has been working as a QA professional since 2010. Mor also volunteers in co-organizing QA meetups for TestIL, and has recently joined the Advisory Board for ITCB.
Moshe has more than 12 years of experience in the software industry, and possesses a rich and profilic experience of planning and leading to success highly complicated software projects. Moshe is a department manager at SELA Group, responsible for Java and open source technologies.
Itamar Syn-Hershko is a search technologies, distributed systems, and architecture expert. Itamar is an Apache Lucene.NET committer and PMC member, ElasticSearch Consulting Partner, Microsoft MVP, and the author of "RavenDB in Action". He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and provides on-site training and consulting services around the world.
Dr. Galit Dayan 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 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.
Rotem Or is a Consultant at SELA Group. He has more than 10 years of experience with .NET server-side technologies and web application development. In the last few years, Rotem worked extensively with customers on architecting, designing, implementing, and deploying Azure-based solutions.
Nir Noy is a 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.
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.
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.
Dor Amit is the CIO of Opisoft and OpisoftCare Ltd., and a Consultant at SELA Group. Dor has more than 10 years of experience from startups to large enterprises, and specializes in designing and implementing complex IT solutions, including business intelligence, ALM, DR/BC, system automation, and more.
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.
Gil Baruch has more than 25 years of practical experience in software development and management. In his current role at Intel Corporation, Gil manages the DevOps teams and operations for the Security Firmware organization. For the past 15 years, Gil has been leading assimilation of software development methodologies, requirements development and management, effective ALM systems, and the implementation of agile methodologies such as Scrum and SAFe into large software organizations.
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 Automation Consultant at SELA Group. He specializes in open source and cloud tools: Docker, Jenkins, AWS ECS, Python, and Git. Itshak is also a trainer in Linux, C++, and various software development technologies. Previously, Itshak worked on high-availability and disaster recovery solutions for virtual storage and networking appliances, and has a vast experience in Linux and Solaris multithreaded development, real-time systems, and embedded systems.