- Fawzi Rahal: Founder of The Next Web Middle East and Regional Digital Director at Grey in the Middle East and North Africa.
- Waseem El Tanahi: Founder & CEO, MediaRepublic / Cairo360
- Brendon Ogilvy: VP Digital Insights, EffectiveMeasure
- Shady Sherif: CEO, Core Publications
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
In my opinion, the most touching and valuable speech was the one of Dr Khaled Ismail. Dr. Khaled Ismail is the Founder and CEO of SySDSoft, a company focused on the design of wireless communication system modems. In March 2011, SySDSoft was acquired by Intel making Dr. Khaled Managing Director of Intel Mobile Communications.
During his speech, He gave us sincere advice. and told us about his mistakes to learn from them.
Do not miss it
Saturday, April 16, 2011
A couple of days ago, I received a thank you letter that is dedicated to my beloved eSpace, and the team of volunteers behind www.estefta2.eg. The letter was from MSAD, "Ministry of State for Administrative Development", Although I had not expected such a thing, but it felt nice.
The story goes back to last month, about 10 days before the referendum on the Constitutional Amendments. I was, along with other eSpacians, notified that there is an urgent need for the referendum website. Everyone of us had his own running project, tight schedule and deadline.. So it was key clear that doing this means volunteering our own after-work-hours time.
We were so excited because we've always wished to contribute in building the country, in our own field, Web Development.
We were a little bit concerned about working with the government due to the expected bureaucracy, But the team of MSAD that we dealt with was really cooperative and worked with the same spirit that we did. We were also concerned about deploying to data centers in Egypt (specially those belonging to the government). But Spirula, stepping in for the server management, made us very comfortable that we're properly backed up.
I took the role of the Development TL It was very tricky that members were from different eSpace teams, each having his/her own priorities and time schedule. I had to utilize each of them, and allow tasks to be shuffled smoothly. Thankfully, with little overhead on project management, I was able to contribute in a large portion coding as well.
The outcome was awesome. We really felt we provided value. I Enjoyed working with my fellow eSpace developers & MSAD data team on this. and I really loved such experience from all aspects.