The blog has moved

29 ביולי 2012

After posting for couple of years to this great community it is the time for me to move to my own platform and domain. The new blog can be found here and the RSS feed is: already subscribed readers will be redirected automatically to the new feed. I was privileged to have all this platform community users as the readers of my blog!
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Management Tips – A Hebrew Podcast on Management and Leadership

2 ביולי 2012

As promised, today we (Lior Cohen and I)  have announced our new podcast in Hebrew on Management and Leadership. In this podcast we will try to provide tips, tools and best practices from our experience as well as from the experience of other prominent leaders in the Israeli work space. I believe there are many tales about managers and management. Without going into too much details, we believe that management is a skill you need to grow slowly and gradually (the same way as you grow your technology skills for example). It is a long way to go... A well...
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New web site for the Israeli Software Craftsmanship Group

22 במאי 2012

A new web site that summarizes all the events of the Israeli Software Craftsmanship Group (#SCISR) can be found here: (or The site contains an information about upcoming events (home) and an option to register to them.In addition the site summarizes (events tab) all the major events we had and includes all the materials, like slides and recordings, from the meetings. Your are welcome to register to the events RSS (also please check our Linkedin group, if you aren't registered there yet)
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Giving a talk on Fostering Software Craftsmanship (Building Successful Teams)

3 במאי 2012

I will be giving a talk on Fostering Software Craftsmanship (Building Successful Teams) on May the 7th at the Hub Tel - Aviv.During the last years I've been asked several times on the topics of the talk. Since the session is usually about an hour and so, needless to say that I am only scratching the surface. There is definitely more into that. I only provoke initial thoughts on our profession both from a personal and a team view perspectives.I will be more than pleaced if you continue to be in touch, reaching for questions, suggestions or taking more...
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Tenth Software Craftsmanship In Israel Meeting

2 בפברואר 2012

On our tenth Software Craftsmanship meeting I was very excited to host Corey Haines. Corey flew to Israel on Tuesday just to conduct 2 code retreats on Wednesday and Thursday so obviously he was a bit tired when we gathered for the meeting. Corey gave a short talk, concentrating on reminding us what is the value for the business that we should provide. Here it is: After the talk we broke into pairs in order to hand interpreter a Piet language. Piet is a stack based language whose programs are bitmaps that look like an abstract art. In our exercise we needed...
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Two Code Retreats & 10th Software Craftsmanship Meeting with Corey Haines

5 בינואר 2012

I am very happy to announce a few very interesting events, coming at the end of this month: Code Retreat with Corey Haines: Corey Haines is a Journeyman who went for an year of pair-programming tour.Corey is highly involved with the Software Craftsmanship movement and is a frequent speaker on various conferences on the matters of code quality, skills and professionalism. We will host 2 code retreats events on January the 25th and January the 26th (These are the same events, so please register only to one of them).The details and the registration can be found here: Code Retreat - Take I,...
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Ninth Software Craftsmanship Meeting

22 בדצמבר 2011

Our ninth #SCISR meeting took place on this monday. I really enjoyed the mingling, the discussions and the energy in the air. This time we had an open panel with Ran Tavory, Elad Sofer and Lior Schejter talking about their experiences in Software Development. I will post a detailed post about the meeting, but for now you can find below the recording of the session. Software Craftsmanship in Israel Group Meeting #9 (Hebrew) by urilavi
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Software Craftsmanship and Apprenticeship Patterns with Ade Oshineye

17 בנובמבר 2011

During the Google Developer Day in Israel I met Ade Oshineye the co-author of the Apprenticeship Patterns for an informal talk on his book. Unfortunately, my battery didn't allow me to record a longer session, but we did cover among others what is Software Craftsmanship, how Ade and Dave started to write the book and whether we can define mastership patterns... In addition, after the recording we had a great time in continuing the discussion on various topics that deserve their own blog post. You can view the short video here:
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