Archive for the 'Conferences' Category

SYNTAX develops name and brand identity for InterStandards

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

In a press event held November 22, 2005, InterStandards and Dubai Media City unveiled the new InterStandards organization. InterStandards was launched with the mission to help organize and refine the commercial Arab Internet industry by creating a set of new standards in e-marketing, e-design, e-content, e-security and e-solutions for commercial Arab Internet Websites to follow. […]

You have the attention of Bill Gates: what do you tell him?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Bill Gates in the early 80’s

I just came back from the Bill Gates iftar. The whole government and ICT sector was there. Gates gave a short speech praising Jordan’s technology adoption and its commitment to education and training. Notably, he urged Jordanians to build their own intellectual capital. There was no major announcement in the […]

Is Jordan missing out on the open source revolution?

Friday, August 5th, 2005

SOFTWARE | The recent Open Source Seminar was an opportunity lost by Jordan’s IT industry, says Ahmad Humeid.

(Note: This article was first published in Jordan Times, hence the ‘explanations’ about what open source is. I write for a general audience)

There is a global revolution in the software industry that has been going on for […]

My interview on GlobalVoices with Ethan Zuckerman

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Earlier today I had a great chat with Ethan Zuckerman, who’s here in Amman for the Open Source Opportunities seminar. Both of us were ’showing off’ our Apple gear (Powerbooks, iPods :) in the lobby of the Jordan Intercontinental. We talked about blogging, podcasting, media, technology, youth and self expression. Ethan just posted this podcast […]

Excellent talk by Ethan Zuckerman at the Open Source Seminar

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

I am sitting at the Open Source Seminar at the Intercontinental hotel in Amman. < a href="">Ethan Zuckerman just gave an excellent talk on open content. Really informative and engaging presentation on open content, DRM, Wikipedia, etc.

It’s really unfortunate that this event is so small. A lot of people in Jordan would have really benfited […]

Open Source Opportunities Seminar | 26-27 July 2005

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

I’ve just been added as a panelist on the Open Source Opportunities Seminar to be held by int@j on 26-27 July 2005 at the Amman Intercontinental. It’s cool that the subject of open source software is being brought up again in Jordan. There will be a number of international and regional speakers. I hope it […]

MixUp Arabia Episode 1 is here

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

I can tell you this podcasting thing isn’t easy. But I managed to put together episode 1 of MixUp Arabia. I got some encouraging comments and email from people who listened to my test episode of May 21. Keep the suggestions and comments coming.

If you like the show (or feel sorry for me :) give […]