Meet the Team
Oren Eini, pseudonym Ayende Rahien, is a frequent blogger at ayende.com has over 15 years of experience in the development world who strongly focuses on the Microsoft and .NET ecosystem. Oren has been recognized and awarded Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional since 2007.
He’s an internationally acclaimed presenter appearing at DevTeach, JAOO, QCon, Oredev, NDC, Yow! and Progressive.NET conferences, sharing his knowledge via conferences and written works such as “DSLs in Boo: Domain Specific Languages in .NET”, published by Manning and now another book in the writings “Inside RavenDB”
He remains dedicated and focused on architecture and best practices that promote quality software and zero-friction development.
If one word had to describe Danielle, it would probably be diversity. After achieving her degree in mathematics and computer science from Haifa University, she has collected a variety of certifications and a wide range of experience in .NET programming, automation development and Web & GUI development. Danielle is a professional who likes nothing more than to learn new technologies and solve logical challenges. She has worked with some of the leading companies in Israel, many of them global powerhouses, and now she is part of RavenDB’s Studio team.
Dror is a student backend developer, currently a Computer Science student, in his free time he likes hiking and practices Krav-Maga.
Shachar is a content writer who focuses on technical documentation. He has certifications in User Experience, Customer Success, and English instruction. He’s been an educator for many years while side-gigging as a freelance UX designer. When he isn’t researching and writing, he goes for walks with his loved ones, plays guitar, and practices basketball (while fantasizing about actually having time to play in an amateur league).
Marcin is a R&D specialist who has worked in the industry since 2009 and joined RavenDB team in 2013. He is a well-trained developer with dozens of complex projects completed in the past and an author of Java client for RavenDB.
Currently Marcin maintains Java client, Studio and the server-side of RavenDB.
Łukasz has been developing his passion for software programming for several years. He works on HibernatingRhinos’ development team as a software developer. Łukasz enjoys both the intricacies of the back-end world as well as the nuances of the front-end architecture. He eagerly delves into a wide range of problem-solving tasks while aiming to deliver maintainable solutions. Łukasz loves classical music with particular focus on the eighteenth and nineteenth century piano repertoire.
Paweł is an experienced software development enthusiast that is working in the industry since 2009 and has joined RavenDB team in 2012. Paweł spent pre-RavenDB period writing applications for e-Goverment sector in the USA.
Currently he leads RavenDB team in Poland and enjoys working on server-side and solving non-trivial problems in particular.
RavenDB’s first Olympian! Hilla has been part of the Israeli team for three olympics! She helped our team to victory, earning medals three times. Now she is part of the RavenDB team, turning our users into gold medalists. Currently, she is working on her PhD in Olympic Studies at Köln University. Outside of work, Hilla loves spending time with her family and friends, and enjoys the outdoors.
Damian is an applied computer science student. He really enjoys developing applications from both the front-end and back-end. In his free time, he likes skateboarding, playing chess, and watching animated comedy series.
Efraim is currently studying Computer science at IDC Herzliya. He loves puzzles, reading books, and challenges.
Efraim believes that simplicity is the name of the game. In his spare time he enjoys playing video games and chess, and on the weekends he loves to go hiking.
Federico is co-founder of Corvalius a R&D company specialized in machine learning, computer vision and performance. His background is in massive parallel computing (CPU and GPU alike), signal processing and low-level optimization. It’s fair to say he enjoys reading in binary and tinker with registers and caches.
Gracjan is a student of Applied IT at Nicolaus Copernicus University and a Junior Software Developer in the Hibernating Rhinos team. Due to his passion for software programming, he has developed skills in areas such as Python and .NET. He is an experienced mathematics teacher and enjoys explaining complex stuff in the simplest ways to his students.
A certified music lover, Gracjan is addicted to listening. He likes almost every possible music genre – from the ambients to hip-hop to hyperpop – and loves to discuss different artists.
Experienced in Sales & Marketing, Customer Service, Financial Reporting and Analysis. I’ve had the privilege to work in an array of industries from Investment Banking, Entertainment, Textile, Broadband to Hi-tech. A great extent of my life and work experience has been about moving beyond my comfort zone handling the unknown through hard work, dedication and persistence to acquire self- fulling growth. I love spending time with my family and the great outdoors.
Grisha has several years of experience in Java and .Net programming, graduated from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Computer Science. Today at Hibernating Rhinos he ‘s part of the core development team working on new features and enhancements for RavenDB. He loves development, loves to start from scratch and watch what the results are in the end.
To see and travel the world, absorbing nature and cross boarder cultures has been a base to inspiring this thoughts and work.
Mateusz has been interested in graphic design for years, starting with simple, personal projects. He always tries to convey the most important content in eye-catching, minimalistic form.
After working hours he loves to watch some TV series, take long walks, listen to music (literally any genre, from indie to pop-punk), or chill out on the couch and play some video games.
Reeb is our technical writer. When he is not squeezing information out of defenseless developers, he is sharpening his tactics in one of his daily Kung-Fu lessons. He’s also a Shiatsu so once he breaks a developer for not having the docs in time, he can fix him up so they can write the new material for the next version of RavenDB.
He does all kinds of normal stuff, like developing and integrating strange machines from a long gone era in time – the eighties! His great love has always been writing, fortunate for us!
Stav Studied at the Open University of Israel. She enjoys challenges and Brain-Teasers – so working on RavenDB fits just right.\r\nReading is her obsession and with a few hundred books under her belt, she never misses her daily dose. In her spare and also not-so-spare time she likes to consume large amounts of fiction in all shapes and forms. A casual gamer – on the weekends she likes to play FPS games with friends.
Krzysztof is a computer science student and backend developer for RavenDB.
In his spare time, he loves going to the cinema, learning about space technologies, and playing the drums.
He can’t imagine a day without listening to music.
Arkadiusz is a senior software developer that joined the world of software development in 2010 and RavenDB team in 2012. He gained experience by developing other sophisticated Hibernating Rhinos solutions.
Now as a member of a RavenDB team he is taking care of server-side issues and enjoys solving concurrency problems.
Judah Gabriel Himango
Judah is a full stack web developer, speaker, entrepreneur, and Raven evangelist. He runs Twin Cities Code Camp, Minnesota’s largest developer event, and he’s the creator of Raven Studio. Outside of work, he likes to play music, write about theology, and go on bike rides with his kids.
Simplicity is the soul of efficiency! Omer is a reinforcement player to our Rhino’s team. He has a BSC degree in Software Engineering from Afeka College of Engineering, Tel Aviv. In his spare time, Omer is an enthusiastic FPS gamer and he also has a passion for developing video games. You will usually find him drinking coffee while coding.
Ofra is part of our Marketing & Sales team. She brings to Hibernating Rhinos over 8 years experience in marketing, operations and project management for global high-tech companies. She graduated the University of Haifa with a double degree in English Literature and Language & Asian Studies, majoring in Chinese.
She is very passionate about learning new technologies and meeting new people from different cultures. She enjoys the outdoors, culinary arts, and more than anything – being with her family.
Grzegorz is an experienced software developer working in the industry since 2009 and is now part of the RavenDB team. As a skilled web developer, he believes that the name of the game is all about automation and creating incredible user interfaces.
On a private note he’s a techno geek, sci-fi addict, music lover and a father of three.
Efrat Shenhar works on the Hibernating Rhinos’ development team as a software developer. Her academic education and past experience makes her a perfect fit for our young and dynamic team. Shenhar graduated from the Technion – Israel Technology Institute with a B.Sc. in Computer Science, and boasts experience in reading, analyzing and converting DVBT/TS streams, in addition to having worked with Linux and Unix systems.
Efrat is married, loves to bake, play tennis and create new games for her pets.
I’m a salesperson with over 20 years of experience in sales and team management. I have an NLP business practitioner and am a certified coach at Erikson College. I’ve shared my skills in over 500 sales training lectures. I also serve as a mentor to start-ups across Europe. Currently, I work as an Enterprise AE for RavenDB.
Shiran studied software engineering before joining the development team at Hibernating Rhinos. It doesn’t take too long to acknowledge her energetic and explosive personality and her attention to details, making her a great addition to the team. Outside of work, Shiran is a passionate foodie and would always be up for a good Netflix binge.
Fresh out of college, and with a B.Sc. degree from Ben-Gurian University of Be’er Sheva in hand, Aviv is a welcome addition to Hibernating Rhinos’ core development team. His past achievements involved robotics, computational vision and AI. Add all that to his motivation and out-of-the-box thinking, he is sure to make his mark on RavenDB products. In addition to his technical prowess, Aviv likes to play the guitar and take nature hikes – and rumors abound about his well-developed culinary skills…
It’s not rocket science!
But even it is, chances are Karmel will not be deterred as he has several years of professional experience in one on the world’s most prestigious aerospace manufacturers in the field of electrical engineering. While studying for his BSc in Computer Science from The Humboldt University of Berlin – which housed Einstein, Max Planck and Schrödinger, he also worked as a full-stack developer with Symfony2 and AngularJS frameworks. Now Karmel is part of our development team at Hibernating Rhinos – and just waiting to take off!
Dejan is a consultant with more than 20 years of experience as a professional software developer. His areas of expertise are designing, writing, and maintaining applications, with a focus on software architecture and backend development.
His passion for RavenDB goes back to 2015 when he started using it for small hobby projects and quickly realized its utility in a wide range of applications.
Dejan is a Developer Advocate with RavenDB.
« It’s all for the better » would be Laetitia’s motto. Driven by a thirst to learn, Laetitia developed her translation business where she had the chance to work with leading organizations. No matter how hard the challenge, she always looks for the lesson to learn from each experience. With a linguistic background and a master’s degree in communication, she naturally made her way to the digital world where she works now as a marketing assistant. Laetitia loves spoiling her loved ones with goodies, so if you stop by, don’t hesitate to come and grab a cookie!
Dalia Globus Gamrian has a long time experience in administration issues. At Hibernating Rhinos she mainly takes care of the welfare & manpower side of the company. She loves helping people and take care of the employees happiness (-:
Chris is a serious copywriter, casual coder, and avid gamer.
Originally from Australia, he now resides in Israel with his wife and two daughters.
Writing for a software company combines two of Chris’s passions. He’s able to draw on his understanding of code and database systems to write both technically and insightfully about our software.
When he’s not at his computer he’s either spending time with family and friends or jogging to burn off chocolate calories.
Shahar Hikri is a software engineer and backend developer for RavenDB. In his spare time, he loves going to the beach and listening to music.
Eli runs RavenDB Business Development. He comes with over 30 years in Sales and BD for various technologies to markets all around the world. Graduated the Technion Israel Institute of Technology with a B.Sc M.E. specialized in robotics, and got a Master of Science in Management degree from Boston University. He is old school as well as new age, doing gardening, carpentering and metal works in his spare time.
Maciej works on the Hibernating Rhinos development team as a software developer. He enjoys working on algorithms, low-level code, and performance issues.
During college, he spent a lot of time doing competitive programming, so he loves solving problems that RavenDB is facing.
He is a passionate angler and coffee freak, and he loves to read reportage.
Bartosz is a Junior .Net Cloud Developer for RavenDB. Currently studying Applied Computer Science at Nicolaus Copernicus University, he believes automation is the key to great success. He loves to spend his free time reading fantasy books and playing FPS games.
Elemar is well known for writing and speaking about advanced topics on software development, design and software architecture. He has over 15 years of experience and is focused on the Microsoft ecosystem. He has been recognized and awarded Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional since 2011.
Anat brings years of financial experience working in the High-Tech industry. She also holds a degree with high honors in interior design. She brings a decade of entrepreneurship, running her own business as a designer. Anat loves to spend time with her kids, family, and friends. She enjoys traveling, nature, design, cooking and gardening.
Mor studied biology and mobile app development before joining the team as a technical writer. In his spare time he enjoys hiking and drawing.
Ronit is a senior bookkeeper. She brings to Hibernating Rhinos a wealth of experience working with international import and export companies. Along with her passion for work, Ronit loves to travel throughout Israel, see the world, and have lots of fun with her closest friends.
Rafal is a graphic designer and a CSS expert. Experienced in animation, web and print design. Searches for a perfect blend of design and practicality. His favorite colors range from #000 to #FFF. Loves design, typography, gadgets, sci-fi and fantasy. Finds inspiration in music.
Proud father of a lovely daughter.