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Meet The Speaker: Maor Frankel


As part of our preparations for YGLF 2019 Code Camp we're excited to share with you another interview, in the series of interviews, with this year's amazing speakers. Hear their stories and their professional insights. This time we're with Maor Frankel (@Mr_Frankel).


Q: Tell us a bit about yourself

Iv'e been a programmer since floppy disks were a thing, my first program was a D&D game written in Basic, my dad who was a programmer (and still is at 72!) got me started.

Professionally, I started around 2006 during my degree, working for small startups until I reached Outbrain and more recently Microsoft.


I've done all things programming, but in the last decade or so my passion has been on the web and mostly front-end applications, which I see as the "wild west" of programming.


Q: Who is your favorite tech thought leader and why?

Can't say I follow anyone specific, but thinking about it I would probably say Uncle Bob (@unclebobmartin), other than being funny and slightly reminding me of my dad, listening to his lessons remind me that we all stand on the shoulders of giants and we should always remember that when you strip all the big names and buzz, we are left with just the code. Writing good clean code is still the foundation of every successful thing we do.


Q: What advice would you give yourself at the outset of your career?

Don't ever doubt what you can accomplish, always set your goals higher from what you believe you can achieve and never stay too long in your comfort zone. Also, pace yourself, your career is long, it's not a sprint, but a marathon.


Q: What will you teach us at YGLF Code Camp 2019?

I'll be talking about how and why you should implement real time user performance monitoring on your front-end web application. I will show you why it's so important and that implementing one, like we did at Outbrain, is a few work days away.


Thank you, Maor!

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