Gal Elmalah, a software team lead @ Wix.com. This blog is a trash bin for my thoughts, hopefully you’ll find something that interest you as well.
You can find me on the following platforms

Building Successful Teams: A Review of "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team"

In my 2023 goals post, I mentioned that one of my objectives is to improve my skills as a team manager by reading two books on the subject. One of the books I had in mind was “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”. I already heard a lot of great things about this book from a couple of colleagues and the reviews on goodreads are mostly positive, so I was excited to find that Orly Tokov, our group ops manager, had left the book on my desk....

January 2, 2023 · 13 min · 2676 words · Gal Elmalah

Learn by Doing - The Only Approach that Actually Works

When learning a new concept, it’s easy to get stuck in the planning phase and convince ourselves that watching a YouTube series or reading various articles and books will be enough to get us to where we want to be. While planning ahead and researching a topic is important, it’s not as effective as actually practicing and doing the work. Instead of spending hours researching a topic, allocate just enough time of your time to learn the basics....

January 2, 2023 · 1 min · 181 words · Gal Elmalah

Ready, Set, Go! My Goals for a Productive and Fulfilling 2023

As the new year approaches, it’s natural to think about our goals and aspirations for the coming year. In this blog post, I’ve outlined a selection of personal goals that I hope to achieve in 2023. These goals are organized into categories, including Programming & Management, Personal Development and Personal Interests. By breaking down my goals into smaller, more obtainable pieces of work, I hope to stay focused and make progress towards things that will positively impact my life....

December 31, 2022 · 8 min · 1553 words · Gal Elmalah

Advent of Code Day 13 - Distress Signal

Question Phew… This took a lot of googling to get right. Working with unstructured data in Go wasn’t as simple as I’m used to from JS. Having said that, I think the outcome is quite alright. The communication device is still acting up… We receive a distress signal but it seems like the packets are arriving out of order (our puzzle input). Packet pairs are separated by an empty line and the packet data is represented as integers and a list of integers....

December 19, 2022 · 8 min · 1541 words · Gal Elmalah