Gathering 2011 participants

Algeria

Rahal Majda Nafissa's picture
   Rahal Majda Nafissa

Sophomore Computer Science student at the Science and Technology University of Houari Boumediène, Algiers.
Mozilla representative, participated in the Arabic Mozilla Meetup 2011 in Amman and part of the localization team.
Trying to improve education in my home country through eduDz project.
Blogger, Social Media enthusiast, TED/TEDx lover, Roger Federer & Tennis fan and many other things... :)

http://edudz.net/ - an e-learning website for high-school Algerian students.

http://www.facebook.com/MozillaAlgeria - Mozilla Algeria Community

bahrain

said yousif almuhafdah's picture
   said yousif almuh...

Egypt

Ahmed Ezzat's picture
   Ahmed Ezzat

محام ، ومدير الوحدة القانونية بمؤسسة حرية الفكر والتعبير بمصر ، وهى مؤسسة معنية بالدفاع عن ضحايا انتهاكات حقوق الانسان فى مجالات الحرية الاكاديمية ، والرقابة على حرية الفكر والابداع والحق فى المعرفة والحريات الرقمية ، فضلاً عن رصد الانتهاكات المتعلقة بهذا الصدد فى شكل تقارير دوريةواعداد دراسات حقوقية وقانونية فى هذه المجالات

تعمل الان مؤسسة حرية الفكر والتعبير على مشروع حول الحق فى المعرفة وحرية تداول المعلومات ، وتعد المؤسسة برنامج جديد تحت عنوان الحريات الرقمية يهدف الى تعزيز حق الناس فى التعبير عن الرأى وتبادل المعلومات والاتصال ببعضهم بالبعض عبر التقنية الحديثة باشكالها المختلفة دون أية قيود حكومية أو من شركات الاتصالات

Ahmed Mekkawy's picture
   Ahmed Mekkawy

أحمد المكاوى.. شاب مصرى من مدينة الاسكندرية.. تخرجت من كلية الهندسة بجامعة الاسكندرية قسم اتصالات والكترونيات. ثم غيرت اتجاهى لاحقا لأعمل كمدير نظام لأنظمة لينوكس.

بدأ تحولى لأنظمة البرمجيات الحرة بضعة سنوات قبل تحولى من ناحية العمل الى تكنولوجيا المعلومات.. فى هذه الفترة كنت ناشطا فى جنو/لينوكس مصر حتى أصبحت من فريق المديرين هناك.

اهتمامى بالبرمجيات الحرة والتكنولوجيا عموما هو بسبب الأثر الاجتماعى لها..

حاليا بدأت العمل فى شركة خاصة بى تعمل فى مجال الدعم التجارى للبرمجيات الحرة واسمها سبيرولا للأنظمة.

Open Egypt

"نحو استراتيجية مصرية للمصادر المفتوحة"

مجتمع مكون من الحكومة المصرية وبعض الشركات الخاصة وبعض الأكاديميين وبعض ممثلى مجتمعات البرمجيات الحرة من أجل تشكيل استراتيجية عامة لتحويل مصر الى البرمجيات الحرة من حيث البنية التحتية والشركات والتعليم... الخ

http://www.openegypt.net

Spirula Systems سبيرولا للأنظمة
" تدعيم و تشجيع صانعي القرار لتبني برمجيات الأنظمة الحرة مفتوحة المصدر و ذلك بتوفير خدمات ذات جودة عالية يمكن اتاحتها و بإسعار مناسبة و يمكن الإعتماد عليها."

شركة هادفة للربح تقوم بعمل خدمات حماية وادارة نظم باستخدام برمجيات حرة مفتوحة المصدر. قامت بحماية بعض مواقع المعارضة المصرية قبل وأثناء الثورة المصرية.

http://www.spirulasystems.com

EGLUG جنو لينكس مصر
"حيث تأكل البطاريق الطعمية"

مجموعة مستخدمى اللينوكس فى مصر.. مجموعة غير هادفة للربح تعمل على التعريف بالبرمجيات الحرة ومحاولة نشرها

http://www.eglug.org

Khaled Hosny's picture
   Khaled Hosny

A FOSS enthusiast who happen to love Arabic, I love every aspect of it; the language, the script even the writing direction. As a failed self-studying calligrapher who discovered computers much later, I thought I'd be able to convince computers to help me, and still trying.

Laila Shereen Sakr's picture
   Laila Shereen Sakr

Laila Shereen Sakr is VJ Um Amel online. She is a PhD candidate in Media Arts + Practice at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and the creator of the archive and media system, R-Shief. Her practices include digital media arts, visualization, and projection. Her work maps the recent uprisings through semantic analysis of social media feeds in Arabic, Persian, French, English, Spanish, German. As a VJ, she uses data visualization and digital performance to demonstrate how embodied habits of communication are expressed virtually, and to understand how communities use technology to design their own narratives and worlds. She has exhibited at the San Francisco MoMA, National Gallery of Art in Jordan, Camera Austria, Cultura Digital in Brazil, DC Fridge Art Gallery, among other venues. Her work has also been published in Middle East Critique, Parson’s Journal for Information Mapping, ThoughtMesh, Jadaliyya, and in an edited volume on Mediating the Arab Uprisings. She holds an M.F.A. in Digital Arts and New Media from University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. Recent reviews appear in The Wall Street Journal, Science, Art Territories, Fast Company, Digital Media and Learning, Egypt Independent, and The Creators Project.

R-Shief - http://r-shief.org,

VJ Um Amel - http://vjumamel.com,

Mahmoud Ahmed's picture
   Mahmoud Ahmed

Social Media Marketer , Want2be an #Entrepreneur , Web Development , Founder @S3Geeks, @Egypreneur Community Manager in Upper Egypt , Founder & CEO @Faselty ..
Web: http://www.MidooDj.com

S3Geeks - صعيدى جيكس

Mohannad Ali's picture
   Mohannad Ali
Ramy Raoof's picture
   Ramy Raoof

Ramy is currently serving as the online media officer of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, and the Arab Digital Expression Foundation. Ramy also works at Nazra for Feminist Studies as their media and privacy consultant, and writes for Global Voices Advocacy. Alongside with his regular work, Ramy helps youth groups in Egypt and the MENA region on utilizing online platforms and digital devices in their work, on how to integrate different technologies in their strategic plans and campaigns, and in maintaining their privacy, both online and offline. Ramy has educational background in computer science, human rights and mass communication.

Ramy recently joined the engine room as lead researcher for setting the research strategy and conducting the data collection for the Social Tech Census database.

أحمد غربية's picture
   أحمد غربية

Ahmad Gharbeia graduated with a BA in Business Administration, then obtained a MSc. in Business Information Technology in 2003. He has occupied ICT-management roles in few organisations before deciding to return to innocence, concentrating on grass-root initiatives, and has since been helping anyone with a cause to make the best out of information technology and the Internet. He likes to thinks that his work has contributed to the inciting of a revolution.

Ahmad is concerned with issues of Arabic content, archival and preservation of digital artefacts, and the digitisation of cultural products in traditional media; all the time advocating free licensing of content, FOSS, and open formats and standards.

On his blog, which he's kept since 2003, Ahmad often contemplates the subjects of technical writing in Arabic, and the technicalities of using Arabic in the modern age, as well as an assortment of seemingly chaotic interests and occupations; among which are the environment, civil liberties, openness and governance of the Internet, and issues of privacy and security in the digital realm of which he sometimes provides training for activists, journalists and whomever is interested!

A hobbyist-linguist, he originally wanted to be be an anthropologist, and still maintains a childhood dream of becoming an astronaut.

More about what's keeping me busy at the moment can found at http://ahmad.gharbeia.org

احمد سليمان فرغل's picture
   احمد سليمان فرغل

مطور برمجيات مصري و رائد اعمال، مؤسس جمعية نظم لتكنولوجيا المعلومات

jordan/palestine

ramsey george's picture
   ramsey george

www.7iber.com
www.tacticaltech.org
www.informationactivism.org

Lebanon

Mohamad Najem's picture
   Mohamad Najem

Morocco

Rachid Jankari's picture
   Rachid Jankari

- Journalist specialized in information and communication technologies

-Manager of the www.facebook.com/jankari.consulting company and the e-magazine: www.maroc-it.ma

- Database editor specialized in ICT field (DSI, Technopark, INPT, EMI….)

- Consultant & adult educator in on-line journalism and new media at the UNESCO, USAID and EU

- Holder of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law and a Diploma of Specialized Graduate Studies in journalism and communication from ISIC (www.isic.ac.ma).

www.facebook.com/rachid.jankari
www.twitter.com/jankari
www.facebook.com/jankari.consulting

Setting up and piloting of a training project for 200 Moroccan journalists in the field of on-line journalism, blogs and podcats: www.ejournalisme.com and www.ejournalisme.com/ar. Fund raising at MEPI (USA)
www.ejournalisme.com

محمد أعمروشا's picture
   محمد أعمروشا

طالب جامعي، مدوّن، مهتمّ بالتقنيات الحديثة :)
كاتب عام المركز المغربي للتقنيات الحديثة
مؤسسة موزيلا المغرب

قريبا :)

Palestine

   Diaa Shanti

ضياء عادل شنطي، من فلسطين درست علم حاسوب في جامعة بيرزيت وتخرجت سنة 2008 .أعمل حاليا مساعدة تدريس بدائرة علم الحاسوب وتقريبا على مشارف الانتهاء .
أؤمن ان كل منا موجود ليؤدي رسالة ما لا يصلح ان تؤدّى الا به وعن طريقه، ومهمتك أن تنظر حولك جيدا وترى من وما بحاجة لك

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ألقاكم في مصر الحبيبة

 بإذن الله 

ضياء

Mobile applicatoin
How to use open source technology in Education
Editor for IT magazine
......

Samir Nassar's picture
   Samir Nassar

As a third-generation Palestinian refugee, Samir feels a deep sense of solidarity with all peoples who endure collective punishment and oppression, and with communities affected by displacement and diaspora. Recognizing the power of communication to bring awareness—and in turn, bring change—Samir considers effective communications as a key strategy for ending human rights violations. As an Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellow he worked with the New Tactics in Human Rights Project at the Center for Victims of Torture to develop electronic outreach and educational tools, as well as outreach material in English and Arabic.

Since moving back to his native Palestine, Samir continues to work with organizations to help them develop communications and technology strategies to advance human rights.


  • Digital security literacy training - Cairo 2011

sadui arabia

Mohammed T Badwi's picture
   Mohammed T Badwi

Developer Blogger Entrepreneur

tunisia

hatem zidi's picture
   hatem zidi

mainly a ninja developer and currently an avid software architect, worked for various startups and international companies as a senior R&D software engineer and architect.

open source advocate, proactive member and known within the [tunisian] community and often called to present speeches and keynotes.

further info here : http://about.me/hatemzidi

a lot :D

Tunisia

Jazem Halioui's picture
   Jazem Halioui

I build and manage things in the IT world.
I have 15 years hands-on experience in starting and growing IT related ventures in Tunisia and France.
I am currently interested in projects with an emphasis on global social change and openness

Now working on local volunteering at a global scale, news aggreagation with social emphasis.

Rafik Ouerchefani's picture
   Rafik Ouerchefani

Rafik is passionate about computers and biology. Currently finishing a master in Genetics and Molecular Biology in Tunis, his goal is to have a career as a researcher in bioinformatics. He writes software for scientific research.

Addicted to free software, he is an active advocate and member of the international FOSS community. An Ubuntu member since 2008, he also founded the Mozilla community in Tunisia in 2010. He contributes to various Free software projects.

Rafik is a writer and has experience in science and technology journalism. He writes for Tunisian and international newspapers and magazines.

He tweets from @rafiiik and his website/blog can be reached following this link : rafik.tn

Other than contributing to big projects like Gnome, Wordpress and Mozilla, I currently work on my own projects:

Octopux : A piece of software that controls and automates various other software. What it does: helps in revealing which proteins are involved with DNA repair mechanism of radio-resistant bacteria.

Blogs.tn : Under construction. It's a services platform dedicated to bloggers.

مصر

سينار كمال شبل's picture
   سينار كمال شبل

مهندسة، مهتمة بالتقنية، داعمة للمصادر المفتوحة، و اثراء و تدعم اللغة العربية على الانترنت

www.mahawees.com