New web site for the Israeli Software Craftsmanship Group

יום שלישי, מאי 22, 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)

יום חמישי, מאי 3, 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

יום חמישי, פברואר 2, 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

יום חמישי, ינואר 5, 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

יום חמישי, דצמבר 22, 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

יום חמישי, נובמבר 17, 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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It's Alive

יום חמישי, אוקטובר 27, 2011

I and my friend are both in the process of building our houses (I actually already moved in, but the process never ends ;)). Needless to say, that we invested a lot of energy (and money) to oversee the construction. Somehow, during one of our talks, we touched a very interesting observation. We both hired an architect (a real one, not a software architect :)) and we both benefited from the great ideas these architects brought to the table. You see, the house I am building is just a simple 5 rooms apartment, which will stay for me the same 5 rooms...
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Fostering Software Craftsmansip (or How to Build Successful Teams) – Hebrew

יום שישי, אוקטובר 21, 2011

Last month I presented a short lecture about Fostering Software Craftsmanship (or How to Build Successful Teams) to one of the top notch technological units in IDF. The lecture is a hybrid of management and engineering skills. It focuses on the dissonance between the needed software engineering skills in the industry and what happens in the reality. The main idea in the talk is that using Software Craftsmanship principles as individuals and as TEAMs makes it possible to create high quality groups that produce great products. The lecture is in Hebrew and I hope that you will find it interesting...
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The Code Room Event (SCIL)

יום שני, מאי 16, 2011

I am happy to announce the first Software Craftsmanship in Israel Code Room event to be held in Google Israel which kindly volunteered to host us. (Many thanks!)The Code RoomHave you ever wanted to code with the bests of the bests? Have you ever wanted to learn from the real professionals how to choose the right architectures & designs?Have you ever wanted to rub your elbows with the great developers?Now you have the chance!The code room meeting is all about coding a small project together. The purpose is to enrich the participants with different programming approaches and styles (architecture, design, clean code, unit testing and etc...).The session will be divided into several acts:Act...
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