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Hi, I'm Eilon
Software Developer, and some other stuff too.


About Me


I'm Eilon, I live in northern Israel.
I have been enthusiastic about technology and computers since I can remember myself.
More stuff I really enjoy: Hiking, Photography, Basketball, Kite-surfing, Travelling, A cold beer.

Currently pursuing a B.Sc. in Computers Engineering, The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Lapidim excellence program member
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Where am I headed?
Currently - Web and C \ C++ development.
I develop websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery.
For server side purposes, I use PHP and MySQL.
I'm into making 100% responsive web pages.

This is Me!

Things I've Done


Can't call that a Portfolio yet...

Brand Sheriff

Brand Sheriff

Responsive landing page - B2B SaaS start-up serving Amazon merchants

The Congratulator המאחלומט

Congratulator

Small Website - Rosh Hashana automatic congratulator.

Logs And Ropes

Logs and Ropes

Digitally planned 18 feet figures made out of logs and ropes.

My photos

Photography

Photos I took. Some were self-developed in a dark room.

Just some thoughts...


This is me! Eilon Gal

May 28, 2016

Social Ventures - MVP

Last session we were debating which features we should include in our MVP as the time resource is very limited and we cannot work on all of the features we came up with.

This led us to search for a better definition of the MVP, in order to find out what is our real MVP.

This article really helps with figuring out which features should to be part of your MVP and which should not. It does that by making you ask yourself questions about the product, your target audience and customers and more.

The key points are: 1. Distinguish between "must have" and "nice to have".
2. Address just one market segment to start.
3. Recognize the difference between a served and an untapped audience.

I strongly recommend this read!
This is me! Eilon Gal

April 28, 2016

Social Ventures - Landing Pages Optimization

Nowadays, users are used to having all the information they need at their fingertips. Therefore, no one spends too much time figuring out what is your product, what are its benefits and what exactly one has to do in order to use it.

Therefore, the landing page of your business plays a crucial role in acquiring new customers. This article claims that 55% of visitors spend less than 15 seconds at websites. Knowing this, we should carefully plan our landing pages and constantly improve ithem.

How can we do that? This article describes how can we optimize our landing page in order to get the best results, meaning as many people as possible responding to our call to action. The article describes 3 simple and practical methods we can implement in our landing pages in about an hour in order to optimize them.

Worth taking a look!
This is me! Eilon Gal

April 15, 2016

Social Ventures - Motivation in the 21st Century

There's a mismatch between what science knows about motivation and what business does. In a great TED talk, (a bit long but totally worth it) Dan Pink explains why and how we should change our notions about motivation.

Several things Dan talks about that are really interesting:
1. Experiment conducted by Dan Ariely in MIT in which a reward was offered to students if they did well in a task. What they found out is: when the task is just a bit complicated - those who were offered the reward do WORST (!) in the task. Carrot and Sticks approach doesn't work anymore.

2. Origin of Fedex days (because you have to deliver in one day) - a day in which employees have to work on something different than their regular job. This approach is nowadays used by Google. (20% time)

3. How and why the concept of Wikipedia in which people contribute without reward knocked-off any competitors.

Enjoy!

This is me! Eilon Gal

April 08, 2016

Social Ventures - Product Owner

Just became a product owner of a product I pitched in class. I searched the web in order to learn more about the responsibilities of the product owner and curated the below youtube video that briefly explains what it is all about.

The Product Owner is the sole person responsible for managing the Product Backlog. Product Backlog management includes:
Clearly expressing Product Backlog items;
Ordering the items in the Product Backlog to best achieve goals and missions;
Ensuring the value of the work the Development Team performs;
Ensuring that the Product Backlog is visible, transparent, and clear to all, and shows what the Scrum Team will work on next; and,
Ensuring the Development Team understands items in the Product Backlog to the level needed.

The Product Owner may do the above work, or have the Development Team do it. However, the Product Owner remains accountable.


This is me! Eilon Gal

March 22, 2016

Social Ventures Course - "Pageless Design"

One page websites, or "Pageless Design" is a (kind of) new paradigm in web design. Through benchmarking, it was proved to have better conversion rates, whether that means creating new leads or customers responding to a "call to action". As the name implies, "Pageless Designed" websites consist of one page only, in which the user scrolls down to unveil new parts of the website. This way, the creator of the website controls not only what the user see, but also when does he see it. The kind of interaction, in which the user scrolls down the page is similar to reading a paper and makes the user more engaged with the content.

I believe this new paradigm fits well a personal showcase websites because the page is built in a way that tells a story; you first introduce yourself, talk about things you've done or would like to do and allow the person on the other end to interact with what you are presenting. This way, the owner controls not only the information his website conveys, but also how the user will consume it.

This is a nice article by Nathan B. Weller, explaining why this new paradigm is so successful, and why it has the potential of being the standard for web design in the future.

Below I added a mind-blowing TED lecture about mass-scale web design and user interface.

Teaser: It took Facebook 280 Hours and several months to redesign the little "like" button. What's all the fuss about? watch this great lecture to find out:
(Short answer: this button is seen more than 22 BILLION (!) times a day)

Let's Talk!


Feel free to cantact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible!