Participants

Algeria

Djihed Afifi's picture
   Djihed Afifi

I was educated in Algeria up to high school. I received a government grant to study in the UK as part of a programme to encourage high school graduates. I studied for an MEng in Computer Science from the University of Manchester. I am currently preparing for a PhD in Formal Methods, influenced by theoretical computer science and logic. The subject is Evolvable Systems.

Besides studies, I work within the localisation community to standardise Arabic translation, fix RTL/Arabic issues in Open Source Software and localise GNOME to Arabic (with great progress).

GNOME localisation (http://wiki.arabeyes.org/GNOME - http://l10n.gnome.org/teams/ar).

The technical computing dictionary (http://wiki.arabeyes.org/Technical_Dictionary) : wiki'fied discussion of terms often found in computer user interfaces.

Arabic OpenCD (http://arabicopencd.org): A collection of localised and non localised open source applications.

Minbar (http://djihed.com/minbar): GNOME prayer application.

Hamoud Aissam's picture
   Hamoud Aissam

عصام حمود.. درست الفنون الجميلة واختصاص الاتصال البصري .. أوقفت دراستي في قسم علم الاجتماع تخصص ديموغرافيا لأبحث في الوقت الحالي عن إمكانية مواصلة الدراسة بتخصص أكبر في مجال اهتمامي.

كاتب ومصمم ورسام عملت في العديد من المجلات الثقافية وإدارة المواقع وتصميمها.. من بين من تعاملت معهم مجموعة الشهاب للإعلام والمؤسسة الأوراسية للعلوم والقنون والثقافة.

إهتماماتي:

الإتصال البصري، أفكار وفلسفة التصميم، تطوير الجانب الفني للمشاريع الثقافية، الإخراج الفني للمجلات والجرائد، الكاريكاتير، الكتابة العربية، التدوين، أفكار التصميم للمواقع العربية.. دراسة الجانب الفني للحضارات.. وبالطبع التيبوغرافيا العربية.

يمكنك الإطلاع على بعض أعمالي في معرضي على موقع ديفيان آرت.
http://hamoud.deviantart.com

أما اهتمامي الحالي الفعلي فهو حول التكوين العام للهوية البصرية للمشاريع الثقافية ومشاريع الويب الجديدة.. بمعنى أنني مهتم ببناء الهوية البصرية - والتي من ضمنها التصميم - للمشروع وكيف يمكنها خدمة المشروع من البداية بإعطاء أكبر قدر من الاحترفية ومن الاستثنائية البصرية التي تميزه عن بقية المشاريع.
ربما مدونة “شعارات” هي بدايتي الأولى لمثل هذه الأفكار حيث أكتب فيها مواضيع تخص الشعارات فقط.
http://tadwen.net/logo

خارج مجال تصميم:

صاحب مدونة حمود ستوديو.. أدون فيها منذ أربع سنوات.. أصدرت من خلالها كتابي الأول بعنوان “عامين اثنين” من التجارب الأولى في الوطن العربي في اصدار المدونين لكتبهم الخاصة.
http://www.hamoudstudio.com
http://www.hamoudart.com/ar

مشاريع:
موقع الشيخ محمد الغزالي.
الإذاعةا لالكترونية الجزائرية

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

Taha Zerrouki's picture
   Taha Zerrouki

أعمل مدربا على الكمبيوتر، مهندس في المعلوماتية وماجستير، أعمل حاليا على تحضير شهادة ألدكتوراه
أعمل على مواصفة الدعم الحاسوبي للقرآن الكريم
مهتم بمعالجة اللغة العربية

مشروع المدقق الإملائي، أيسبل
http://ayaspell.sf.net
مشروع تصريف الأفعال.
http://qutrub.arabeyes.org
مشروع الرديف للمعاجم
http://radif.sf.net

Bahrain

   Ali Abdulemam

the creator and editor of BahrainOnline.org and
BahrainPortal.org, one of the first arab who blog in Arabic
language(http://abdulemam.blogspot.com), BahrainOnline created since
10 years, when Bahrain was under the security situation and people
demands for reform and asking for returning back to the constitution,
after the reform been start when the new king in Bahrain come,
BahrainOnline toke huge place as the first electronic news source for
all Bahraini and its continue to growing up. In Feb 2005 Ali with two
of his friends been arrested for 2 weeks and the charge was insulting
the king, with the pressure of NGOs , Media and demonstrations , Ali
and his friends been released but the changes still not dropped ,
BahrainOnline is still running but its always block in Bahrain since
2002 but still its getting more than 100000 hit per day, attends many
workshop and conference with IREX and FronLine and WAN-Press. Working
as computer engineer , Working in the new project (bahrainPortal.org)
to be the first Electronic News paper in Bahrain.

Dr Alaa Shehabi's picture
   Dr Alaa Shehabi

...is a policy analyst for a global thinktank and has worked on a project looking at the future of networks and the internet. Also has a personal interest in new media, digital activism and virtual networks.

Hussain Yousif's picture
   Hussain Yousif

Leaded Qurannet Development Team (QDT). Developed enhanced security technique for PHP\MySQL Earth Given (it has been protecting many PHP sites)

Leaded the Live Broadcasting Center (LBC) , this project was a leading project in the region and considered the first successful online broadcasting service. It was then enhanced to include broadcasting activities in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman. The broadcasting service had been blocked by the Bahraini authorities

The blockage has been removed due to public demonstration and protesting.

Built Qurannet online CMS that helped initialize the websites for many NGO’s in Bahrain e.g. Bapco Trade Union, Bahrain Center for Human Rights and others. Participated in pushing the IT awareness by giving IT relates lectures and workshops. Providing IT support and advisory for many local Bahraini websites administrators and bloggers. I was arrested for two weeks due to my online activism.

  • Data Security & Encryption with PGP
  • Bahrain Live Broadcasting Center: Live Events from Bahrain, SA, Oman, Kuwait and UAE.
  • VOIP & PABX : Asterisk, TrixBox and Atcom.
  • Disaster Recovery and High availability of data for NGO's.

bahrain

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Egypt

Abdelrahman Ghareeb's picture
   Abdelrahman Ghareeb

Abdelrahman works as a software developer. mainly developing web applications using Drupal serving lots of purposes from online communities and web 2.0ish sites to business related applications trying to give corporate fat cats a healthy IT diet.

A bit of a free software fanatic so don't panic if he lashes at you for saying that Open Source === Free Software. Loves to go out, party, have fu.... okay those are lies. He's always in front of his computer either blogging, reading, or secretly plotting an evil plan to move someone to free software.

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

Alaa Abd El Fattah's picture
   Alaa Abd El Fattah

From his work with children on using facebook to ridicule their teachers in the arab digital expression camps, to his work with pro democracy activists on using blogs to mobilize thousands of Egyptians against their government in the Kefaya movement, Alaa just loves helping people use ICTs to stick it to the man.

By day he works as a Free/Open Source Software developer, by night he dons his mask and cape and patrols the streets of cairo, jumping from campaign to campaign building websites, providing support and training, looking out for activists in need. He likes to pretend that his work on the Egyptian Blogs Aggregator helped bring in a new era of citizen journalism and usher in a new generation of digital activists, while the rest of the world acts as if his blog is relevant.

Amr Mostafa Youssef's picture
   Amr Mostafa Youssef

Amr is a software developer with personal and professional focus on free/open source software and a passion for the web. He is a frequent contributer to the Drupal project, his favorite content publishing platform. Until recently Amr was leading the software development team at IT Synergy. As a freelance, he is using his increased free time to get more involved in the communities and FLOSS projects he had always believed in.

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,

Lina Attalah's picture
   Lina Attalah

Lina pursued a career in print and radio journalism, whereby she extensively covered political and economic issues in the Middle East for different media outlets. She is currently the managing editor of Al-Masry Al-Youm English Edition, a web-based news media in Egypt. She is also involved in the cultural management sphere in projects surrounding the themes of cultural history, migration, human geography and technology.

Take to the Sea: www.taketothesea.net

Al-Masry Al-Youm: www.almasryalyoum.com/en

Blog-on: http://blog-on.net/

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

Manal Hassan's picture
   Manal Hassan

A FOSS enthusiast, her main interest is adapting and delivering technology to non techies, and training them in making it their own. She co-founded the Egyptian GNU/Linux Users Group (EGLUG) in 2004, and has extensive experience in working with NGOs, human rights activists, and children on web technologies and new media. She won the Best of Blogs (BOBs) and Reporters without Borders award together with her husband in 2005.

-Egyptian Blogs Aggregator
http://omraneya.net

- Arab Digital Expression camps
Summer camps for teenagers where they learn how to express themselves with Digital Music, Digital Video, Computer Graphics, Web Design, etc.
http://www.arabdigitalexpression.com
campers portal: http://www.arabdigitalexpression.net

-Katib.org
A Drupal based blogging platform for Arab human rights defenders and independent journalists.
http://www.katib.org

-Egyptian GNU/Linux users Group (EGLUG)
http://www.eglug.org

-Take Back The Tech
Reclaiming ICTs to end violence against women
http://takebackthetech.net

-Arabization projects:
Drupal
Security NGO in a box

Mohannad Ali's picture
   Mohannad Ali
Mosab Ahmad's picture
   Mosab Ahmad

A proud Egyptian, caffeine junkie, food lover, supposedly a Geek, software engineer, an Open Source believer and an Entrepreneur in the make.

Founder of "Dot Slash Configure Labs" and Zobad.net

زُبَدْ.نت :
http://www.zobad.net