How to Build an Amazing R&D

May 9, 2017 · Ness Ziona, Israel

Wix Engineering and Streets Hub Rehovot present:  How to Build an Amazing R&D


Schedule:

18:30 - 19:00 - Gathering, drinking & mingling
19:00 - 19:30 - Dev-Centric Culture at Wix - The Developer's Perspective/Lidan Hifi 
19:30 - 19:45 - Break
19:45 - 20:45 - The Art of A/B Testing/Aviran Mordo
20:45 - More drinking & mingling


Abstract:

Dev-Centric Culture at Wix - The Developer's Perspective/Lidan Hifi

Many people believe that DevOps is a fresh name for the operations team in your organization or the toolbox you use in order to manage your systems. We believe that DevOps is more than that- it's all about the culture. In this talk, I'll present the problems of the traditional, most common development pipeline and how we solved them at Wix from my perspective as a developer. I will also give you some proven techniques and tools from our experience, in order to improve the agility and quality of your organization.


The Art of A/B Testing/Aviran Mordo

How do you know what 100 million users like? Wix.com conducts hundreds of experiments every month on production, in order to understand which features our users like and which hurt or improve our business. In this talk, I'll explain how our engineering team supports our product managers in making the right decisions and getting our product roadmap on the right path. We'll also discuss the best practices of conducting A/B tests and how does the fact that you have an A/B test in your system affect your architecture and product decisions? We'll present some of the open source tools we developed, that help us experiment our products on individuals.



Bio:

Lidan Hifi - Software Engineer at Wix
Lidan works both on the server-side and the client-side. He has 10 years of experience in writing code in a variety of technologies and he also consults various companies. In the past two years, Lidan is a part of the Wix CRM platform team and is focused on building awesome communication products for customers and businesses.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lidan/
GitHub: https://github.com/lidanh
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lidanh


Aviran Mordo - Head of Engineering at Wix
Aviran has over 20 years of experience in the software industry and has filled many engineering roles and leading positions, from designing and building the US national Electronic Records Archives prototype to building search engine infrastructures. Aviran is a tech-savvy and a technology blogger, with a vast knowledge of internet technologies, software engineering, team building, continuous delivery and a dev-centric culture advocate.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aviran
GitHub: https://github.com/aviranm
Twitter: https://twitter.com/aviranm



About Streets Hub:

Streets Hub is a non-profit organization which focuses on binding Rehovot, the ‘city of science and culture, to the ‘Start-Up nation, Israel’s economic growth engine.This vision brought up the idea to establish Rehovot as a technology hub in Israel’s ‘Shfela’ region by bringing together prominent Israel and Rehovot’s investors, entrepreneurs and scientists from “Weizmann institute of Science”, which was selected as one of the 10 top research institutions and the only one outside of the US.We established Streets Hub in collaboration with experience entrepreneurs, investors, young specialists and talented scientists. We welcome those who share the same vision and aspiration to create innovative technologies.
https://www.facebook.com/StreetsHub.community/


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