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. […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I am sitting at the Open Source Seminar at the Intercontinental hotel in Amman. < a href="http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/">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 […]
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 […]
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 […]