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David Beazley

David Beazley

(Keynote Speaker)

Author of numerous reference books on Python and training courses, he is actively working on a number of Python open source libraries with a focus on language processing.
David has been programming Python for 21 years and was one of the first people to use Python on massively parallel supercomputers.

Jessica McKellar

Jessica McKellar

(Keynote Speaker)

Jessica McKellar is an entrepreneur, software engineer, and open source developer from San Francisco. She is a former Director for the Python Software Foundation, PyCon North America's Diversity Outreach Chair. For her outreach efforts in the Python community, she was awarded the O'Reilly Open Source Award in 2013.

Watch Jessica’s keynote at PyCon 2014 about teaching the next generation of Python programmers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QOoAw6Su7M

Matthew Honnibal

Matthew Honnibal

(Keynote Speaker)

It is our honor to welcome Matthew Honnibal as a keynote speaker!

Matthew Honnibal is an expert with dozens of publications in natural language processing. He is well known for the development of spaCy, a production-ready NLP Python package, which features state-of-the-art speed and accuracy and a well-defined API.

Mathew is a PhD graduate of the University of Sydney, and founder of Explosion AI, a digital studio specializing in AI and NLP.

Watch Matthew Honnibal explaining the design of spaCy at PyData 2016:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJJQs47aUQ0

The title for Matthew’s talk in PyCon IL 2017 is: “Why Python's the best language for AI (and how to make it even better)”.

Amit Aronovitch

Amit Aronovitch

Researcher, algorithm developer and programmer. PhD Physics 2011. Using Python since the 90's.

Andrii Soldatenko

Andrii Soldatenko

My name is Andrii Soldatenko I’m blogger(https://asoldatenko.com/) and speaker. My main expertise as a Python/C and Golang backend development. I have deep knowledge of Amazon Web Services and I’m a contributor of Python Serverless Microframework for AWS (https://github.com/awslabs/chalice). I know how to debug Python C extensions with gdb and python-dev. I implemented 2 projects using JWT (Json Web Token) and integrate JWT and social auth. I helped to migrate and check comparability of couple Python open source projects to Python 3.6 (requests, ansible, tox, django). I like to solve difficult tasks, I have deep knowledge about algorithms design and I do love to take part in sport programming contests. I’m also interested in databases and you can find my talks about full text search and SQL optimization based PostgreSQL in different Python conferences. I created social network based on ElasticSearch for smart match between similar user interests.
https://github.com/andriisoldatenko
https://asoldatenko.com/

Anton Marchukov

I am a Software Engineer at Red Hat, part of RHV DevOps and oVirt Community Infra teams. We are in charge of running the CI and build operations and most of related infrastructure for the projects.

github: https://github.com/marchukov

Benny Bauer

Benny Bauer is a cloud architecture expert and a Serverless enthusiast. As an Ex-Autodesk cloud architect, in the last years he has been helped to scale AutoCAD's cloud and deal with various cloud architecture & development challenges.

Francesco Vollero

Open Source Developer, Senior Solution Architect @ Red Hat, opensource contributor, language avid learner and pursuing happiness.

PyCon Israel Team

The people who worked so hard to bring you PyCon Israel 2017.

See you all soon!

Ari Bornstein

Ari Bornstein

Aaron (Ari) Bornstein is an avid Machine Learning enthusiast with a passion for history, engaging with new technologies and computational medicine. As an Open Source Engineer at Microsoft's Global Partner Catalyst Team, he collaborates with Israeli Start-Ups, to solve real world problems with game changing technologies that are then documented, open sourced, and shared with the developer community.

Github: aribornstein

Arik Gelman

Arik Gelman

My name is Arik Gelman I started my career as a network engineer at IAF. After I was discharged from the army I started working for a large company in the IT field and began to advance in positions until I became a system engineer. I successfully got my CCIE certification that is considered the highest certification in the networking field. Two years ago, I started developing in Python and worked on projects that included network automation and system automation for DevOps. I also won with a team mate second place in Mellanox hackathon after writhing scripts with Python for a DevOps application for automating system and network configuration, the following is the publication of the win: http://www.mellanox.com/blog/2016/12/mellanoxs-first-hackatop-has-the-community-coding-their-way-to-the-top/ In my spare time, I lecturer on networking for students at my company.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arikgelman

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Aur Saraf

Aur Saraf

CTO and cofounder of FeezBack, a Techstars startup. Before that, worked for vmware, Wanova, ClickTale, Aladdin and did interesting things in the IDF Intelligence Corps.

Github: https://github.com/SonOfLilit

Barak Korren

Barak Korren

Barak is a member of the RHV DevOps team at Red Hat. He takes an active part in developing and maintaining the complex CI system that is used by the oVirt and RHV projects.

https://github.com/ifireball
https://ifireball.wordpress.com/

Beni Cherniavsky-Paskin

Beni Cherniavsky-Paskin

Decade of Python, couple years JS (created mathdown.net collaborative markdown editor), now mostly Ruby at Red Hat

github.com/cben

Boaz Menuhin

Boaz Menuhin

A big data engineer at Crosswise (acquired by Oracle) with a decade long love to Python, big data and retro technologies

Boaz Shuster

Boaz Shuster

An engineer in Red Hat for the last 3 years. Love to contribute to open source projects including Foreman and Moby(Docker).

Github: https://github.com/bshuster-repo

Boris Gorelik

Boris Gorelik

Data scientist and algorithm developer at Automattic|WordPress.com. Data visualization lecturer. Computational modeling has been "my thing" for the past 16 years.
https://github.com/bgbg
http://gorelik.net/

 

Chen Rotem Levy

Chen Rotem Levy

A nerd since 1968 and a computer geek since 1978, GNU/* fan-boy since 1998, enjoying Python since v1.5. Currently @ SentinelOne (Job found while in PyCon.il 2016)

XMPP: chen@rotemlevy.name
Diaspora*: chenlevy@diasp.org
Mastodon: chen@mastodon.host
GnuPG: https://keybase.io/crl

My antisocial networks:
StackExchange: https://stackexchange.com/users/38493/
GitHub: https://github.com/chenl
BitBucket: https://bitbucket.org/chenlevy/

 

Dan Gittik

Dan Gittik

Tech lead and project manager in the MoD for the last 5 years, now a lecturer in Information Security at Tel-Aviv university. Led a wide range of projects, often in Python, and taught in several military and academic courses, mostly in/on Python as well.

GitHub: dan-gittik
Website: http://www.dan-gittik.com
Facebook: Dan Gittik

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Daniel (Yona) Simons

Daniel (Yona) Simons

Currently an R & D Group Leader at BlueVine capital in Ramat Gan. A 2nd Generation computer programmer from Australia, wrote my first professional programming at 17 (Theos-Basic) for a relative's business (it was used in industry for the next 12 years!) before studying computer engineering at UNSW, Sydney, Australia. Hired by IBM in 1997 on graduation, and from there worked at a variety of other Australian companies, programming in various internet oriented technologies, before moving to Israel in 2006. Took a 'work break' in 2009 and went to work in education and community relations for the Jewish Community in Poland for 3 years, before returning to full time high tech in Israel in 2012. Moved to BlueVine in 2014, where I was an experienced web programmer, with zero Python experience, tasked with a 50% python Job.

David Brailovsky

David Brailovsky

David was the Chief Architect at BillGuard where he was analyzing transactions data to find unwanted charges in consumers' credit card charges. In 2016 David started exploring deep learning and has won the Nexar traffic light recognition challenge.

https://github.com/davidbrai
https://medium.com/@davidbrai

 

David Tolpin

David Tolpin

David Tolpin is a Research Scientist at PayPal, Israel. Prior to joining PayPal, David obtained his PhD in Computer Science from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and spent a year as a post-doctorate researcher at the University of Oxford.
http://github.com/dtolpin
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=di9-aTh2Qk0C

Elad	Berkman

Elad Berkman

Elad is a Talpiot Alumni, joined Via in the summer of 2016 after almost 10 years of Operations Research in the Israeli Defense Ministry. In VIA Elad is involved in a wide variety of projects, and lately focused on analysis of routing and algorithmic projects on rider quality of service, and thinking of and implementing future improvements. When not at work he tries (semi-successfully) to keep fit playing squash and cycling and is also an avid podcast listener.

Eli Gur

Eli Gur

CTO at RavTech, Serial entrepreneur (co-founded Mobix, Silver-Kite, Flowinspect, CorrSight), experienced VP R&D, Graduate of the prestigious IDF Talpiyot, MSc Cum-Laude in computer sciences.

Eyal Edri

Eyal Edri

I am a DevOps manager at Red Hat. My team is in charge of running the DevOps infrastructure for the Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) product and for the open-source project 'oVirt'. Previously I did several talks on Jenkins User, FOSDEM, and DevOps Days TLV conferences. I've been working in DevOps for the past 6 years, and working as software and system engineer in the past 15 years, in various domains, such as security, networking and virtualization. On my free time I enjoy traveling, especially for scuba diving and kite surfing destinations around the world.

Freddy Rolland

Freddy Rolland

Freddy is a senior software engineer with over 15 years of experience, currently working at Red Hat's RHV Storage Team.

https://github.com/rollandf

Gabor Szabo

Gabor Szabo

Gabor has been programming for more than 30 years and has been teaching programmers for more than 15 years. He loves to automate tasks and writing tests. He likes refactoring code and helping people improve their code. Gabor has been contributing to the open source world for many years. He even received the White Camel Award and the HaMakor prize for his contribution.

https://github.com/szabgab/

Gal Ben Haim

Gal Ben Haim

Python developer at Red Hat. Maintainer of Lago and oVirt-systm-tests projects.

 https://github.com/gbenhaim

Itay Weiss

Itay Weiss

Senior software engineer @ iguazio

GitHub: https://github.com/itaywss

Itzhak Kasovitch

Itzhak Kasovitch

I work at Dropbox, enjoy hacking in Python and I like to cook and bake on my free time.

Jonathan Schemoul

Jonathan Schemoul

Long time consultant in IT and especially python development, I've contributed to a lot of projects, from dataflow programming (PyF) to web frameworks (Turbogears) and electronic devices conception. I have recently launched the HackSpark.fr store to help software and hardware hackers getting easier access to open-hardware tools.

Github : https://github.com/jon1012
Mastodon : https://mastodon.social/@jon1012

Juan Hernández

Juan Hernández

Working in software development for the last 20 years. Contributor of the oVirt project for the last 5 years. Currently maintainer of the REST API component of of the oVirt project, as well as co-developer of components around that API, like the Python, Ruby and Java SDKs.
Github handle is 'jhernand'

Matti Picus

Matti Picus

Core PyPy developer and open source advocate, I have been teaching and working with Python for a decade

mattip on freenode irc, github and bitbucket

Michael Dymshtis

Michael Dymshtis

Data Scientis, TL at paypal, before senior data scientist at Reasonings reasonings.com/ and a phd student on a free time

Miki Tebeka

Miki Tebeka

Working with Python for about 20 years, learned some stuff during that time.

Moran Cohen

Moran Cohen

Moran has been coding in Python since 2001, which he discovered after a year of Perl and shell. He has worked in a variety of business domains such as system management, network analysis and Business Intelligence. He loves the (c)Python ecosystem and in particular the PyPI packages SQLAlchemy, jinja2 and boto3.

GitHub: https://github.com/moranski

Moshe Shemi

Moshe Shamy

I am an open source veteran with 20 years experience with java and python and other open source languages. I have been working at Sela in the past 8 years as open source expert, consultant, lecturer and architect in java and python technologies. I am Google cloud certified expert and certified trainer in Google cloud technologies.

Nir Soffer

Nir Soffer

Nir has worked for Red Hat on oVirt storage since 2013, taming the Vdsm beast. Has been tinkering with Python and contributing to many free software projects since 2003. See https://github.com/nirs for recent work.

Noam Elfanbaum

Noam Elfanbaum

Noam is a backend developer at Bluevine and a Python instructor. He is teaching Python to ultra-orthodox man, and helps organize the PywebIL meetup and Pycon Israel conference. He is the author of pycubator.com, open-source python teaching materials and has a somewhat popular blog at noamelf.com.

@noamelf on github

Noam Tenne

Noam Tenne

A hacker-hearted and disciplined software developer. Has been working on both cloud based and on-premise platforms, gaining much experience in building scalable, mission critical web applications and microservices. Now wreaking havoc at Healthy.io

https://github.com/noamt

Ondřej Macháček

Ondřej Macháček

Software engineer at Red Hat working on the oVirt project. Maintainer of oVirt Ansible modules.

https://github.com/machacekondra

Prabhant Singh

Prabhant Singh

Prabhant is a Python programmer with keen interest in computational neuroscience, cognitive computing and intersection of data science and security. He's a hardcore traveller and have programming with experience in Python,Pentesting and Arduino. He is an active OWASP Contributor and worked on pandas for 1 year. He's a speaker and a member in various local data science and developer communities in Delhi.

Github: https://github.com/prabhant

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Ronnie Sheer

Ronnie Sheer

Ronnie Sheer is a developer at Bluevine. He has taught software development and advocated incorporating Python and open source technologies in education.

github ronysh

Shai	Harel

Shai Harel

Over 15 years of experience in computer programming, 10 years in the field of statistical machine learning. Finished my M.Sc at the open university of Israel in the field of computer vision, under the supervision of Prop. Tal Hassner. Expert in field of 2D and 3D alignment and deep learning.

Shir Meir Lador

Shir Meir Lador

Shir is a Lead Data Scientist at Bluevine which provides 100% online Invoice Factoring and Business Line of Credit. Her roles are focused around research of development of machine learning models for different aspects in risk analysis. Additionally, she organizes PyData Tel Aviv meetups and holds an MSc in electrical engineering and computers with a major in machine learning and signal processing from Ben Gurion University.

Sim Zacks

Sim Zacks

Sim has 20+ years experience in software development, system and database. He first learned Python v1.4 in 1997 and has been using it ever since. Currently Sim works as a DevOps engineer in Red Hat's QE dept.

Tal Perry

Tal Perry

I'm a data scientist at Citi focusing on applying deep learning to NLP problems.

Medium: https://medium.com/@TalPerry

Tamir Lousky

Tamir Lousky

CTO @ Invertex. Also resident data scientist, computational geometry dev (mainly 3D) and hardware tinkerer. We use machine learning, computer vision and 3D scanning to provide accurate fit recommendations for shoes and eyewear, online and in-shop.
https://github.com/tlousky

Uri Goren

Uri Goren

Github: http://short.goren4u.com/github
StackOverflow: http://short.goren4u.com/so

Wojciech Kokot

Wojciech Kokot

Wojciech is an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Technology division in London. He is passionate about developer tools and finding the right balance between rapid delivery, high quality of code and stability.

Yam Peleg

Yam Peleg

Yam Peleg is the founder of Deep Trading ltd. He was a quantitative high frequency trader for more than four years and deep trading is his second startup. He is also a major contributor to the python community who spoke at python conferences around the world, including PyGotham, PyData ,SciPy and more.

Yaron Michl

Yaron Michl

Phd Student in department of Geography and Environment at Bar Ilan University, working with python on Satellite Imagery as part of the Israeli Wheat project and Other projects

https://gitlab.com/yaron1205

Yoav	Goldberg

Yoav Goldberg

Senior Lecturer at Bar Ilan University Computer Science. Work on machine learning, natural language processing and neural networks. Co-developer of the DyNet dynamic neural networks toolkit.

Yoav Luft

Yoav Luft

Freelance software developer, had been working with Python for the last 6 years.

Github: https://github.com/luftzig

Yuval Adam

Yuval Adam

Yuval is a full stack developer and systems architecture consultant
https://yuv.al