Israel Tech Scene 2006-2011

I attended a number of tech events in Israel – really I could have gone to Israel straight after uni, 4 years earlier.

The first event I attended was the IVA Annual Conference 2006 – press release. This was a great conference and Shimon Peres even accepted an award. Amazing days just before mass use of smartphones!

I had a few meetings in Herzliya Pituach after that event in order to raise finance for GrooveTip or whatever came next.

In July 2008, I went to TWS2008.

In August 2008 I attended iDrink #9 at Beach Bar in Herzliya Pituach.

Then in September I made it to Mobile Monday.

On 14 Feb 2009 while building, I attended the tech workshop Eurekamp.

(See me at timecodes 3.14, 3.22, 6:03, 10:38, 12:20)

Below pic 1 below was used for an Ormus King 1 scene, in pic 3 Yossi Vardi can be seen sitting. Pic 4 are notes for the talk I gave – Web Conglomerate.

After Twitya, I attended the TechAviv Town Hall Meeting on 2 Sep ’09 having already begun work on Bopgig.

Then I submitted a business plan on 17 Nov ’09 into the TechAviv Angels group for judgement regarding Bopgig.

I proceeded with Bopgig using US-based developers after that comp.

In April 2011, I went to TheMarker Com.Vention while still working on Bopgig.

And that was my final tech conference attended in Israel… for now!

en.wikipedia.og/wiki/Unicorn#/media/File:DomenichinounicornPalFarnese.jpg – my new site is now up. It links into this blog and provides Mr Iger, Disney and the wider business community with a focal point for a path into the future.

“This site offers a total strategic solution for The Walt Disney Company allowing it to potentially emulate General Electric, where diversification placed it at the apex of America’s industrial creativity.” suits an activist investor audience.

2004: GrooveGuide – where groove meets street!

GrooveTip really should have morphed into a MySpace-type destination for musicians (also founded in 2003) or even CitySearch, iTunes, TicketMaster or Facebook. It didn’t but success still comes in a myriad of ways.

In order to launch and promote the GrooveTip website, I distributed a free, pocket-sized, street-press leaflet around Melbourne – only once – GrooveGuide. The first artist featured was Snaplock Rhythm. Their music was also sold on the site.

Interestingly, vocalist Paul Havea (1976-2007: pic below left) is on this recording who went on to play with IllZilla – as did the drummer and sax player.

The full PDF download of GrooveGuide is below. I modelled it on a street press magazine I found in NYC in 2003 but that shut down pretty soon afterward. After GrooveGuide, Beat Magazine started distributing a full PDF of their magazine via their website.

GrooveGuide June 2004

To create GrooveGuide, I created filters in TextPipe Pro and scraped websites to rapidly obtain event information to be converted into sql statements,  which then displayed easily on the website, while also preparing the same information for printing.

2003: Ethereal Dawn

Laying in your sonic hammock…you play amongst the stars…then swim in the waters……and awaken to the Ethereal Dawn.


Fast and loose race at a slow and steady pace!

The story of Bopgig is a long one –  and not without hiccups. 

2001: Final-year undergrad student enters MBA competition.

2003: Multiple PHP apps cobbled together. Later GrooveGuide is added – a free street-press magazine. Problem: lack of app integration and hence automated signups.

2009: Rethinking the business model and user experience. BopGig or GigPop?

2010: A working prototype launches. A Y-Combinator application occurs.

2011: Development moves from USA to Israel.

2012: Public launch and then a pivot into indefinite hibernation!

2020: Hibernation continues!


Led Zeppelin and my friend the devil… almost!


1994: First gig, Polyglot Theatre, South Yarra.

2002: I met her at Revolver – a “Plantarian” (follower of Robert Plant!)

2009: The vision and spirit of Bopgig.

2015: First photo published from Jerusalem apartment.

2017: Jerusalem, shooting for Ormus King 2.

2017: Tel Aviv beach. Another “Plantarian??”

Final Notes v1.1

Idris is a clone replacement of the original Agency Head who was deliberately replaced by Rippy (from planet Keedomu.) Idris is thus supervised by Rippy, with Rippy in turn influenced covertly (as countless others are) by Skrim. [pic 1]

Heartcarve – The Movie should come after OK5 as OK6. The current OK5 sees a major correction, especially the purging of Amalek, but Idris is not human so is not killed in that correction. And, the new timeline doesn’t let Earth escape Rippy. On the other hand, it’d also be possible to place this story as OK5 (not 6) – so long as the urgency for a new planet to populate exists due to new population pressures from longer lives.

In the first case, Rippy+Idris are the final die-hard remnants of the evil Negative Alien Agenda on Earth as influenced by Skrim. Rippy only has a couple of clone agents on Earth, with Rippy being his most valuable one.

Rippy commands Idris to commit suicide once he is caught so as to not give away any information.

Idris once captured:

Rippy: I had such plans for you.
Idris: So what? Your expectations are too high.
Rippy: We were supposed to target the Indigo children with a powerful airborne poison.
Idris: I know, I’m sorry. But let’s move on.
Rippy: Impossible. Just take that little white pill I gave you asap.
Idris: I am just a clone for fuck’s sake. And here goes nothing [takes it and drops the phone dead]

On Keedomu, Rippy then stares at the original Idris in suspension similar to the clones in The Prestige.


Rippy ultimately drops unconscious by the unstoppable fire in OK7 as it sweeps through Keedomu. It is unknown whether he dies or not. He could also disintegrate.

When Danny, Brigitte and the racers are dropped back off to Earth after the Big Race they are also left with a stack of gold [pic 2] (as well as the recon clones and the jar of seeds from Steezgro.)

This is to help them setup the new division of the Intelligence Agency (ILBA) in addition to helping them along their way, including hiring additional security if they need it. Also, Danny and Brigitte feel it is their duty to carry on with their relationship with Bazzu, especially to ease population pressures on Earth.

An interesting idea would be to have the recon doubles from Bazzu trap the assassins by firing a potent glue like substance on them, whilst also obtaining footage of the whole incident. The substance would have a neurotoxin within it to paralyze them.

The advantage of this story is that for OK7, people on Earth could proceed to Bazzu via ILBA portal forests at the end rather than depend on instant interstellar teleportation to various planets as currently outlined for the end of OK7 – that should be an ability only acquired much later into the messianic era by only some people. Boron, Jai Shimon and his squad get it instantly however.

Finally, Danny is also a computer geek [pic 4] working for a startup in Salt Lake City, Bopgig, as run by his friend Prez [pic 3.] Brigitte [pic 3] plans to help expand its presence in China at the end of the story.