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amit 2017-06-08

Meet our Silver Sponsors: Oracle

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Oracle’s R&D organization is comprised of engineers with passion and expertise in solving difficult problems in highly scalable environments - from distributed systems and virtualized infrastructure to big-data and probabilistic modeling. A substantial organization with an entrepreneurial fast paced mentality - we are still only just starting; with a lot of positive energy, passion and fast decision making.

If it’s in solving immense data-centric challenges like we do at Crosswise, or in changing the way companies consume the public cloud like we do at Ravello - at Oracle you can design and build innovative new systems from the ground up.

To apply send email to leon.shteiman@oracle.com

 


PyCon Israel Team 2017-06-07

How to get your coffee faster

Nobody likes waiting – especially during the largest Python convention in Israel. 

Do you stand in line to get coffee and miss the beginning of the next awesome technical session? Does your need for caffeine get in the way of grabbing an industry leader for a quick chat? It’s a real dilemma. Solving this dilemma is what drove Tapingo’s mobile ordering platform into the US college market. Tapingo allows millions of students across America to eliminate wasted time, enabling them to order food (and more!) ahead for pickup or delivery. We believe that PyCon participants deserve the same special treatment. So this year we joined forces with our gold partner Tapingo, enabling you to order your coffee in advance, skip the line and get the most out of your PyCon experience.

Download and sign up to “Tapingo” ahead and stop waiting!
https://home.tapingo.com/get-the-app/


amit 2017-06-06

Meet our Silver Sponsors: Dropbox

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Python has been the backbone of Dropbox since its early days as it allowed the company to stay lean while scaling to let over 500 million users in millions of businesses to synchronize over 1.2 billion files every day. Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston called Python his favorite coding language and in 2012 Guido van Rossum, the father of Python, joined the company to ensure Dropbox uses Python as efficiently as possible.

Dropbox simplifies the way people work together. Hundreds of millions of people around the world use Dropbox to work the way they want, on any device, wherever they go. As we scale our global brand, there’s plenty of space for you to grow alongside us and simplify life for millions of people globally. You’ll be part of the cultural foundation of Dropbox’s growing presence in Israel, joining a team of 30+ talented engineers. For more info check: https://www.dropbox.com/jobs/herzliya

 


amit 2017-06-06

Meet our Silver Sponsors: Consumer Physics

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Consumer Physics’ mission is to empower consumers and businesses to learn about the makeup of materials anytime, anywhere by using SCiO - the world’s smallest most affordable near infrared (NIR) spectrometer

Consumers can use SCiO to scan fruit, vegetables, dairy food, meat, fish, medications, their own body to measure total body fat, and much more within seconds.

Businesses can use the SCiO DevKit to improve processes and reduce costs in many industries, including manufacturing, food, agriculture, farming, retail, commodities pharma, automotive, plastics, oil and gas, petrochemicals, machinery, cosmetics, gemology, and more.

Gone are the days that only labs or skilled professionals use spectrometers. Field deployment of NIR spectrometers has arrived! The possibilities for real-time material analysis are endless

To learn more please visit: www.consumerphysics.com
 


amit 2017-06-05

Meet our Silver Sponsors: Fundbox

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Small businesses are the backbone and growth engine of the world economy. But it's very hard running an SMB, and playing field is far from leveled.

Fundbox is an innovative Fintech startup focused on providing SMBs with better chances to survive, grow and thrive by giving them new financial power and enabling better access to capital.

We do this by developing state-of-the-art Web and mobile applications with simple user flows and fully automated processes fueled by innovative machine-learning models.

Our offices are in San Francisco and Tel-Aviv, which is our tech center. Our infrastructure and applications are comprised of Python micro-services at the back-end, serving Angular and React on the front-end. We love innovation, automation, data, slick design and whiskey drinking. Above all, we believe that coupling great people with great technology can make a real-world difference.

 


amit 2017-06-05

Meet our Silver Sponsors: Cyberint

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While businesses are looking to unlock the potential of digital transformation, they are essentially opening themselves up to far greater risks and a greater threat environment. CIOs and CISOs are therefore beginning to look at their security environment through a digital lens.

CyberInt’s Managed Detection and Response services focus on your digital environment: Your digital channels, online assets, digital supply chain and your brand. Going far beyond your network’s perimeter to identify threats and mitigate them before they materialize. Leveraging advanced technologies to identify threats in your digital ecosystem, while our cyber experts help you mitigate those threats in real time.

 


amit 2017-06-05

Meet our Silver Sponsors: Via

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Via is building the operation system for the public transportation of the future: replacing fixed routes and schedules with a dynamic network of vehicles that adjusts itself in real time to current and expected demand patterns and changing traffic conditions. Leveraging advanced algorithms based on big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, the operating system dynamically calculates the routes, timing, pickup and drop-off points in real-time. Our system transforms today’s public transportation into an efficient service, customized for every rider.

When a ride is booked in our mobile app, the algorithm selects the optimal vehicle to pick up the specific rider and chooses the optimal route to serve several riders in the same car. From the rider’s perspective, the experience is similar to taking a taxi but the cost is closer to public transportation as the rider only pays for a seat and not for the whole ride.

Via was founded 4 years ago and has raised over 100 million dollars to date from investors who believe that data driven technology and real-time optimization will drive the public transportation of the future.

Our service operates in New York, Chicago and Washington D.C. , providing rides to millions of riders. In addition to operating the Via consumer service, we license our solution to local transit operators around the globe to use our operation system to improve the service they offer their customers.

 


amit 2017-06-04

Meet our Gold sponsors: Tapingo

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Tapingo is changing the lives of millions of college students across the USA. We provide their basic needs – starting with food pickup and delivery, continuing through household goods, and moving into opportunities like jobs, gigs, tutoring, and events. We’re the top commercial app on campus, with more transactions than Amazon. We’re at 200 colleges – and growing quickly.

We’re solving huge problems – from coping with an insanely high volume of transactions (>100,000 per day) to serving thousands of merchants to providing an amazing student experience.

We’re restless, impatient,  driven and hate to wait. If this sounds like you too, let’s talk.

 


amit 2017-06-01

Meet our Gold sponsors: Blue Vine

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We started with a simple goal: to help small and medium-sized businesses with their everyday funding needs, whether it’s to plug unexpected cash flow gaps, or to take on a business opportunity that will help them grow. Our mission is to offer convenient and flexible access to working capital, without lengthy applications, hidden fees or long-term contracts.

Our team reflects our strategy: we move fast, focus on building simple solutions, and push boundaries as we work and learn together.

As a result BlueVine has come a long way in just three years. Our factoring and business line of credit solutions have helped thousands of entrepreneurs. We’ve provided more than $250 million in working capital funding to date, and we’re on track to fund over $500 million in 2017 alone proving that helping others grow their businesses is a good way to grow our business as well.

In addition to the many clients who have joined us on our journey we have also earned the backing of leading investors, including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, 83North, Rakuten Fintech Fund and Citi Ventures, the venture investing arm of Citigroup who combined have invested more than $100M to help us achieve our goal together.

 


amit 2017-05-28

Meet our Gold sponsors: Red Hat

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PyCon Israel is proud to have Red Hat as its Gold sponsor!

Red Hat is the first gold sponsor of PyCon Israel 2017! Following last year’s successful event, Red Hat re-joined this year to help us create a bigger and better event. Beside from sponsoring, we have several Red Hat employees in the conference committee who contribute from their time and experience organizing and developing Open Source communities. This year Red Hat Israel is sponsoring and hosting the Django Girls workshop on June 11th, which is being held in conjunction with PyCon Israel. Thank you Red Hat!

ABOUT RED HAT

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.