Anas Tawileh

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Anas Tawileh

a consultant in Information and Communication Technology for
Development (ICT4D). He worked for many projects to bring technology to
developing countries and deliver training and capacity building programmes.
A firm believer in Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS), he established the
GNU/Linux Syria User Group in Damascus in 2002 and started the Arab Commons
Initiative as an attempt to advance the Creative Commons cause in the Arab
World. Anas has a Masters degree in Information Systems Engineering from
Cardiff University, and has authored several books including: Open Source -
Unlimited Opportunities, Wireless Networking in the Developing World -
Arabic Edition.


Anas currently work as the programme consultant for IDRC's ICT for
Development project in the Middle East and is the Vice President Product
Development at, a social media project that aspires to bring
understanding between speakers of Arab and English through technology and
community empower dialogue.

Attended Arab Techies Gathering, Cairo, December 2008
Attended Arab Techies Code Sprint, Cairo, May 2009


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