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Amazing Talks

Our Speakers

As always, YGLF will be hosting amazing speakers from all around the globe, and host exceptional workshops. Make sure to check back regularly, as this is just the beginning, there is a lot more coming!

Brandon Dail

Facebook, React Core Contributor

Brandon Dail is an engineer, international speaker, and open source enthusiast currently working at Facebook. He's a Core Contributor to React and has helped maintain the project for the last years.

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Michel Weststrate

Author of MobX

Michel is a trainer, speaker and independent open source developer at Author of MobX, MobX-State-Tree, Immer and a plethora of smaller packages. On a quest to make programming as natural as possible. Long term React, JavaScript and TypeScript fan.

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Kyle Simpson

Evangelist of the Open Web

Kyle Simpson is an evangelist of the Open Web, passionate about all things JavaScript. He writes, speaks, teaches, and contributes to OSS.

Shmuela Jacobs

Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft

You will always see a smile on Shmuela's face, but if you want to add some extra glow in her eyes talk to her about Angular, community, or her little ngBaby. As a Google Developer Expert, she teaches, consults and speaks about Web and Angular all around the world. Shmuela is the founder of ngGirls - an initiative aiming to increase diversity in the programming world. She works as a Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, where she gets to connect with the web community around Azure tools and contribute to related open source projects.

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Rich Harris

New York Times

Rich Harris is an Emmy award-winning visual journalist and software developer on the New York Times investigative team. He is the creator of several widely-used open source projects including Rollup, the module bundler used by the JavaScript ecosystem's most popular libraries.

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Una Kravets


Una Kravets is a Brooklyn-based international public speaker, technical writer, and the Director of Product Design at Bustle Digital Group. She's written for various online publications such as A List Apart, 24 Ways, Smashing Magazine, and SitePoint, and started both the DC and Austin Sass Meetup groups. Una also co-hosts the Toolsday developer podcast and has a Youtube video series called The Markup Artist, which features videos about about life, fashion and tech.

Asim Hussain


Asim is a developer, trainer, author, and speaker with over 17 years experience working for organizations such as the European Space Agency, Google and now Microsoft, where he is a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate.

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Opher Vishnia


Opher is a multidisciplinary creator whose work spans the fields of web development, design, music and game development.
For the past six years, Opher has been working at Eko as lead creative developer, specializing in web technologies. His day-to-day involves working with both creative teams (design, art, film) as well as development teams to push the envelope of interactive video, a new and exciting creative medium. His latest work involved the VR film “Broken Night” and was featured at Cannes film festival and the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.

Netta Bondy

The co-founder of Baot - Israel’s largest community of women in R&D, a senior Front-End developer, and a lover of all things JavaScript. She often codes useless things out of sheer curiosity and stubbornness.

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Senior Front-end Engineer at Tikal

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Julien Benchetrit

Julien is in charge of frontend development at, helping to bring traditionally lab-based medical exams straight to patients' homes. In his free time, he contributes to react-boilerplate and teaches JavaScript and web development.

Boris Litvinsky


Boris services as Tech Lead at Wix, working on products empowering over 120 million websites. During his career, Boris got a chance to work in companies of various sizes – from a garage-stage startup to a colossal corporate environment. Boris believes that a product’s internal code quality has a direct impact on its external quality – the business value the product gives the management and the product owner. That’s why he has an immense passion for well-written, highly maintainable, well-tested code.

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Yael Balla


A software engineer since the age of 18, I played various hands-on and management roles, doing both frontend and backend before it was called “Full Stack”. Nowadays focusing on developing in JavaScript, with all the new developments and challenges it brings.

Omer Levi Hevroni


I'm coding since 4th grade when my dad taught me BASIC and haven't looked back since. I'm an AppSec/DevSecOps enthusiast, and always curious about integrating more hacking tools into the CI/CD pipeline . I'm always looking for new interesting ways to increase security awareness over the entire R&D – developers, product, and UX. I highly believe in OWASP and a proud member. Besides that, I'm also OWASP Glue project leader. I am an open source addict, using OSS heavily and keep contributing back.
Today I'm working at Soluto.
And most important – I'm a proud father to two beloved children, and happily married.

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Lior Meduel

& Arnon Nir

Arnon & Lior have been full-stack engineers at for the past 2 years. During this time has become world-known startup with over 50,000 paying teams! Both Arnon and Lior played a major part in’s scale, having a direct influence on their client performance experience. This is a great opportunity to get insights on developing core features, and optimizing performance in a fast growing company.

Maor Frankel


I'm passionate about programming and technology, started coding at age 7 and still loving it! I've coded everything from Assembly to Scala but my favorite is JavaScript and frontend, where things are always on the move. I love contributing to open source projects, working on side projects and writing tools that help other developers with their work. On my spare time I like growing organic vegetables in my garden and falling asleep on the sofa.

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Gil Tayar


From the olden days of DOS, to the contemporary world of Software Testing, Gil was, is, and always will be, a software developer. He has in the past co-founded WebCollage, survived the bubble collapse of 2000, and worked on various big cloudy projects at Wix.His current passion is figuring out how to test software, a passion which he has turned into his main job as Evangelist and Senior Architect at Applitools. He has religiously tested all his software, from the early days as a junior software developer to the current days at Applitools, where he develops tests for software that tests software, which is almost one meta layer too many for him.

Dan Shappir


Dan Shappir is the Performance Tech Lead at, responsible for making over 100 million sites hosted on the Wix platform load and execute faster. Dan has over 20 years of software development experience and has worked on systems ranging from missile trajectory simulations to networked multiuser games to designing and building Web apps. He is a frequent speaker at technical conferences, and holds an MSc in computer science.

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Can (Jon) Nahum


on is a Senior Web Applications Engineer at Intuit, a global leader in the financial software industry. He is a strong advocate of TypeScript, and finding the best tech stack in the ever-changing web world. He often gives talks on the importance of best practices of front-end engineering.

Jon holds a BA in Economics and Business, MA in International Economics and Finance and MA in Computer Science from Brandeis University.

Bruce Lawson


As well as being a highly-regarded fashion blogger and one of the editors of the W3C’s HTML5.3 specification, Bruce co-wrote Introducing HTML5 and was on the committee drafting the British Standard for commissioning accessible websites. He's commissioning editor for Smashing TV at Smashing Magazine. Previously, he’s been a front-end tech lead for a large UK legal website, a tutor to a princess’ daughter in Thailand, a movie extra in Mumbai, a tarot card reader in Istanbul, and a musician. Follow him at @brucel.

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