יום חמישי, 17 באפריל 2014

Summit 2014: Why Aren't There More Female Entreprenours / Dafna Mordechai

In Israel, only 4% of the CEO positions are held by women and only 16% of directors are women. In academia, females constitute 36% of the graduate science students but they only amount to 10% of the faculty. In the high-tech industry, women only account for 35% of the workforce. Despite Israel’s reputation as a “start-up nation”, only 9% of start-up entrepreneurs are female.
We stand baffled in light of these figures, especially given the equal formal standing attributed to males and females, and the ongoing proactive effort to promote women in many fields.
This invisible and elusive barrier preventing women’s growth and success is commonly known as the “Glass Ceiling” phenomenon.
In this talk, we will demonstrate why the “glass ceiling” is far from being invisible. Quite to the contrary, it is very much present and unlike glass, shattering it is far from simple. Using knowledge and examples from the fields of psychology, sociology and neuroscience, we will show that this ceiling reflects processes, attitudes, behaviors and beliefs that are rooted deep in our cultural and sociological backbone.

Summit 2014: Introduction to Deep Learning / Al Yaros

It's been a long time dream to make the machine a more human like, giving it an Artificial Intelligence.
Teach it how to drive a car. Teach it how to identify objects in a given image for example give the computer an image captured in the front of a car and ask him if he can see pedestrians?
Give the computer a web page and ask him what the page is talking about? Give the computer a set of metrics taken from patient blood readings and ask him to provide a diagnostic about the patient health?
This is only a fraction of examples for machine learning applications there are many more fields such as speech recognition, recommendation systems, ranking and personalization of content all are often the basis of data products.
There are many ways these days, to teach a machine – give it some data, ask it to learn the pattern and then apply this pattern over a new unseen data.
Deep Learning is a new technique that outperformed many of the state-of-the-art algorithms in several research fields such as Audio, Text, and Vision.
Artifacts from a decade of hand crafted human research turned out to be inferior to this new technique in these research fields.
Deep Learning can be seen as The Rebirth of Neural Networks and as a Neural Network “fan” for many years I’m very excited to have the opportunity to see this rebirth. In this session I’ll be happy to share with you my passion to this field.
I’ll give an introduction to machine learning via Neural Networks, I’ll explain what features are, what auto encoders are and what Deep Learning is all about and give you a taste from machine learning new frontier.

Summit 2014: Panel: Lean Startup

Featuring:
Dor Laor - Cloudius Systems
Lior Sion - Overvyoo
Oren Raboy - Totango
Moderated by Shai Wininger - Fiverr

Summit 2014: UX for my dad / Boaz Katz

How do you plan an easy to use interface for the avg user.
How do you test it? Validate? How to set measurable goals.
Can we give the WOW effect with a simple UX.
What is the different between UX for mobile (iOS+Android) and Web.
The talk will view some real world mistakes, and open talk.
הקושי בלתכנן ממשק יעיל, נקי וברור למשתמש הממוצע.
איך אנחנו בודקים את הממשק.
איך מצליחים עדיין לתת את אפקט הוואו, מבלי לפגוע בשימושיות.
ההבדלים בין תכנון מובייל לווב.
הכל ילווה בטעויות אמיתיות, צילומי מסך, ושיחה פתוחה בסוף

Summit 2014: Continuous deployment made easy with Codeine / Ohad Shai

Codeine is a tool that enables continuous deployment.
It gives dev-ops teams a consolidate view of the status of deployment online, monitor the environment and allow deploying new versions continuously.
Codeine is an internal tool developed at Intel that is now an open source project in github: https://github.com/Intel-IT/codeine.
In this talk I am going to present its main capabilities, and demo the tool.
To conclude:

אם רוצים לעשות התקנות תכופות, ולא לקחת תרופות,
צריך קודאין, לנהל את הענן כי אין אש ללא עשן.
כי אפשר לראות הכל במקום אחד, וגם להפיץ באופן מדורג

thanks to zivry

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Summit 2014: The Public Knowledge Workshop - from a script scraping knesset votes to vibrant community of Israeli open-{source,gov,knowledge} projects / Ofri Raviv

Open Knesset started as a script that downloaded votes information from the knesset website. It later turned into a more complicated website that helps people monitor and understand what is going on in the Knesset. As a part of the process we founded The Public Knowledge Workshop - an NGO that helps open source projects aimed at advancing public knowledge and increasing public participation in the government. It currently supports over 10 projects, has over 100 regularly active volunteers, hosts developer training classes and more. I'll talk about our main challenges today, and about how you can help and even found your own project with the help of Hasadna.

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Summit 2014: Tipa.li - how we built a better Open Source alternative to a 120K NIS government mobile app in 48 hours. And how you can too! / Nir Yariv

A few months ago, it was revealed the Ministry of Health paid 120K NIS to build a mobile app for helping parents locate Polio vaccination centers. Also, the app sucked. A group of Open Source developers who never met before spontaneously organized to build a free, open source alternative and released it within a couple of days.
This talk will explain how it happened, what we've learned about data, mapping, collaborating and dealing with the government & media, and the anatomy of a simple HTML5 mobile map app - so you can join us in building simple solutions to geo applications.