What's Up @MyHeritage

December 2015 Newsletter

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Do you want to win a vacation?

Employees who refer friends for any MyHeritage position will receive a $1,000 bonus!

Also, if your friend is hired for a Gold Position, you can begin packing your suitcases!

The flight and hotel are on us.


Our Gold Positions are:

Senior Back-end Developer

Senior Web Developer
Senior iOS Engineer — Tel Aviv

Dev Ops

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Dec. 1: A Great Meetup!

In this talk, Ran Levy and Elad Shmitanka presented the transition to continuous deployment applied across the R&D organization. We hosted about 50 talented engineers from various organizations and received great feedback.

Did you miss the presentation? See it here here.

Dec. 3: Community Program Launch

And - some hot cocoa!

We had the honor to host Avner Dafni, the "Shuir Aher" lead. He shared his experience in tutoring high school kids to support their strive for success.

Thank you all for your interest in the new volunteer program. If you want to participate, please contact Amit for more details.

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Dec. 10: Hanuka Toast

Following our traditions, we enjoyed yummy sufganiyot (doughnuts)

and held the candle lighting in our offices.

Dec. 18: The 'Ugly Christmas Sweater' Contest, Utah

On Friday, December 18, the Utah team organized an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” contest. The team also held a white-elephant gift exchange and a Secret Santa event earlier in the week.

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Dec. 23: Banksters Team Day

Our brilliant team managed to hack the Quest Room in no time!

Great job!

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Dec. 24: Hackathon

On Christmas Eve, the R&D and Product teams held a hackathon at WeWork Dubnov.

We split into 11 task forces and each team came up with their ideas for new features for our users. Over 14 hours, the teams worked hard on their ideas in the spirit of Christmas.


And the winners are (drumroll...) :


Second Place:

  • Time Savers: Israel and Ran M. (large-scale and high-performance solution for counters)
  • Kector: Kevin and Victor (Improving authentication token mechanism to support expiration time)


First place:

  • The Untouchables: Ofir Sharony, Avi Juran, Itay Cohen, Erez Genkin, Noam Kovacs, Ido Kosover (Share discoveries in social networks)
  • Kong Fu Pandas: Itay A, Shaya A, Sion S, Nimrod S, Liat S, Guy T, Itamar W, Asaf k (Audio storytelling)
  • The Settlers: Daniel D., Oren, Natan (Collaborative Research Aid)
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Dec. 24: Are FTB Team Members Mossad Agents?

The FTB team joined the "TLV SHOW" augmented-reality experience for their fun day.

This show is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. It transforms your ordinary life into that of a professional secret agent on a mission where anything can happen, and everybody is a suspect!

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Dec. 25: Ho! Ho! Ho!

Celebrating the holiday sales season with our two jolly Santas, trees, gifts and sweets.

Wishing you all a happy and prosperous new 2016!

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Welcome, New Jedis!

We are proud to welcome three new MyHeritage Jedis!

Mazal Tov to the happy parents.

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