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GarageGeeks Sessions: Creative Commons Think Alike

Monday, March 23rd, 2009


The GarageGeeks sessions present:
Creative Commons - Sharing in a Closed World - Get Creative!”
Monday, March 30th, 20:00, GarageGeeks HQ

Creative Commons Israel, founded on 2004, is a branch of the international organization. Creative Commons proves that in a closed world of works we can safely share! Not all rights reserved but some…
Within this GarageGeeks session, you will be exposed to the organization’s notions and activities worldwide and locally. You can also learn why and if the CC licenses are necessary or fit the business world.

Creative Commons - Around the World!
Joichi Ito, CEO of Creative Commons and a World-Renowned Technology Entrepreneur -

Get Creative in Israel!
Yoni Har-Carmel, Member of the Creative Commons Israel, Haifa Center for Law and Technology, Haifa University, Faculty of Law -

Do We Really Need CC Licenses?
Nimrod Kozlovski, Start-Up Entrepreneur and Lecturer, Consultant on Internet and Information law -

Creative Commons Means Business: CC and $$?
Jonathan J. Klinger - Consultant in the Fields of Internet and Information Law and Professional Adviser of the Open-Education Project - Creative Commons Israel

TED x TelAviv - Ideas Worth Spreading on Steroids: The benefits of using the CC license by powerful brands..
Maya Elhalal

The event will take place on Monday, March 30th, 20:00, at the GarageGeeks HQ (Hapeled 40, Holon).
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MySpace - The Open Frontier

Thursday, March 19th, 2009


GarageGeeks and Yossi Vardi excited to host Allen Hurff, the Senior Vice President of Engineering at MySpace.

The event will take place at the GarageGeeks HQ at 40 Hapeled St, Holon on the 24/3 at 20:30.

Allen Hurff will discuss “Open Platform” + “Open Stack” + “OpenSocial”:

MySpace’s evolution thru “Open” and the road ahead. Since it’s inception, MySpace has been a place for embedded widgets. In 2007, MySpace helped to form OpenSocial with Google, Yahoo, Ning, Hi5, Plaxo, and many others to extend beyond the simple functionality of the embedded widget to a platform that is more deeply embedded into the ecosystem of social networking at it’s core. In early 2008, MySpace released it’s MySpace Open Platform (and Developer Platform) based on OpenSocial v0.5. MySpace spent 2008 evolving it’s Platform while also working to evolve, spec, and release several updates to the OpenSocial Spec. MySpace also spent 2008 working with the “Open Stack” community by implementing and often times directly contributing to; oAuth, OpenID + OAuth Extension, Portable Contact, Activity Stream Spec, OpenID UI/UX Working Group, and XRDS-Simple.

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GarageGeeks Sessions: Lost in Conversion?

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009


The GarageGeeks sessions present:
Lost in Conversion? Unleash the power of web analytics to improve conversion rates.

Web analytics and conversion optimization is probably the biggest untapped opportunity within online marketing, particularly in a time of economic downturn.

Within this GarageGeeks session, you be exposed to best practices and new developments in measurability, user behavior analysis and proven conversion rate tactics.

Conversion is the New Black!
Itai Levitan, Co-CEO and Daniel Waisberg, Head of Web Analytics, easynet search marketing

Google Analytics & Website Optimizer an Overview
Nir Bar-Lev, Head of Analysis Products, EMEA at Google

From Porn to AI in 20 slides.
Rafael Mizrahi,

Reveal the mystery of what visitors are doing inside your webpage
Dr. Tal Schwartz, Founder and CEO, ClickTale

NuConomy - next generation personalization and advertising platform based on advanced user level Analytics.

Session Summary
Itai Levitan of easynet search marketing.

- Mingle and Mangal

The event will take place on Thursday, March 12th, 20:00, at the GarageGeeks HQ (Hapeled 40, Holon).

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GarageGeeks is sponsored by Giza VC and Carmel Ventures

GarageGeeks Sessions: Developing Mobile Apps.

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

GarageGeeks are happy to invite you to a session about: developing mobile apps.
Whether you have your own site, simply an idea for mobile app or interested to learn about new trends in the mobile development world, this session is for you.
We will discuss mobile development platforms with emphasize on Windows Mobile, iPhone and fring.

The sessions will include live coding demonstration and real world case studies.
Windows Mobile: Every developer is a mobile developer
- Avner Mor, GM, Telecom and Mobile Services, Microsoft R&D
- Guy Merin, Dev Manager, Windows Mobile, Microsoft R&D

Developing community mobile applications with fring API
- Avi Shechter, Co-founder and CEO, fring
- Itamar Kunik, API Team Leader, fring
- Alexander Zaidelson, Mobile Product Manager, Wefi

Developing for iPhone - First steps
- Gershon Kagan, iPhone consultant

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stuff/food/drink that you will bring.

When: 15/1/2008 at 20:00
Where: GarageGeeks, 40 Hapeled St, Holon
See you there!

[Tele]Vision! II a different viewing perspective

Thursday, December 18th, 2008


The GarageGeeks sessions with Jeff Pulver and Dror Gill present:

[Tele]Vision! II a different viewing perspective

Following the success of the first [Tele]Vision! session held on April 2007, we will once again bring the best brains together to find out where TV is headed. The format of the session will be quite unique: Each presenter will talk about a topic for 5 minutes, and then lead a Q&A session and discussion for another 5 minutes. There will be no pitching and no company presentations, only pure vision and audience interaction. A peek into some of the topics:

- TV Gets Social (Again)
- From YouTube To Prime Time: It’s All About Telling a Story
- Internet TV: Who Sells The Popcorn?
- Over the Top TV: Delivering Content to TVs over the Open Internet
- Investor Perspective: What it Takes to Start a New Media Company

The event will take place on Thursday, December 18th, 20:30, at the GarageGeeks HQ (Hapeled 40, Holon).

Cloud and Grid computing session

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008


In this Session event we will learn about Cloud and Grid computing, the new platform for software developers.
Pay per Use for on-demand software services.

November 27 20:30
GarageGeeks HQ

* Avner Algom, CEO of IGT (Israeli Grid)
* Nati Shalom, Founder and CTO of GigaSpaces
* Moshe Kaplan, Founder, Rocketier
“how with 10 bucks NRE and Cloud computing you can build a start up and start running it”
* Shlomo Swidler: Developing on Amazon’s EC2 Using Open Source Solutions

ואחרים מציעים פלטפורמות פיתוח מבוססות ענן?

המודל הכלכלי של תשלום עפ”י שימוש חוסך הרבה כסף לצרכני שרותי התוכנה ומציע למפתחים פלטפורמות יעילות וזולות לפיתוח ופירסום של שרותי תוכנה באינטרנט.

בערב זה נלמד מהו מחשוב עננים, מדוע זה קורה עכשיו, וכיצד אנו יכולים להרוויח מתשתית פיתוח זו.

GarageGeeks hosting Yahoo! BOSS

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

The GarageGeeks and Yossi Vardi invite you to a special garage party:
GarageGeeks hosting Yahoo!
“who’s the BOSS”?


Yahoo! Search BOSS (Build your Own Search Service) Hack Day is making its way around the world and its coming to Israel!

You are all invited to learn about BOSS technology, ask questions and meet a group of Yahoo’s leading product folks headed by:
- Bill Michels, GM of Yahoo! Search BOSS
- Ronny Lempel, Head of the Yahoo! Haifa Research Lab
- and lead BOSS product managers and engineers

The event will take place on Wednesday November 5th, 20:30, GarageGeeks HQ (Hapeled 40, Holon).

Yahoo! will also be hosting an extended developer-focused BOSS Hack Day on Nov 6th. For more details, please go to For more info on BOSS here visit

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Garagegeeks is sponsored by Giza VC and Carmel Ventures

Meet France Telecom and Orange Developers Community

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

GarageGeeks and Yossi Vardi hosting: Steve Glagow, Vice President of Orange Partner will discuss the program and tools available by Orange for its developers community. This is your chance to meet some of France Telecom members.
27 August, 20:00
GarageGeeks HQ, Holon
Please update the wiki ( with food/drink that you will bring and how you can help.


Mageeks with Lior Manor

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

GarageGeeks is excited to host an event with the great magician Lior Manor.
In the event Lior Manor will teach us about magics, how magicians think, modern magics in the Internet, new ideas and other surprises.

The event will take place at the GarageGeeks HQ, 40 Hapeled St, Holon on Thursday August 7th at 20:00. After the Lior Manor’s show we will have a BBQ party so please update the wiki ( with food and drinks that you’ll bring.
We looking for a few volunteers to come earlier for setup and a few to stay last and help us clean.


Kick-Ass Free Media Centers

Sunday, July 20th, 2008


GarageGeeks and are happy to invite you to a special session about free media centers. Power users and developers will demonstrate some of the leading free media center applications for different platforms with diffierent capabilities — movies, music, pictures, PVR, internet services, social features….

Our presentors (list subject to change):
* BOXEE - Social Media Center (Open Source) - Tom Sella and Idan Cohen
* MythTV - Homebrew PVR solution for Linux (Open Source) - Ran Nachmany (a.k.a Shed)
* Tvitty - Free media downloader plugin for Microsoft Media Center - Gil Hirsch
* XBMC - Cross-platform media-player (Open Source) - Yuval Tal (Tentative)
* MediaPortal - The open source media center for Windows - Tentative

When: 24/7/2008 at 20:00
Where: GarageGeeks, 40 Hapeled St, Holon

Please bring with you some snacks and drinks for the rest to enjoy. Please update the wiki ( with stuff that you’ll bring.