Manal Hassan

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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

- 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.
campers portal:
A Drupal based blogging platform for Arab human rights defenders and independent journalists.

-Egyptian GNU/Linux users Group (EGLUG)

-Take Back The Tech
Reclaiming ICTs to end violence against women

-Arabization projects:
Security NGO in a box

Attended Arab Techies Gathering, Cairo, December 2008
Attended Arab Techies Code Sprint, Cairo, May 2009
Attended Arab Techies Women Gathering, Jounieh, May 2010


Manal & Alaa Bit Bucket
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