7. March 2011 12:53
This year, Microsoft brings something new to Tech·Ed especially for our female peers in the IT industry!
IT is an industry that is perceived as male dominated. As more and more women join the IT workforce, not only are we eroding this misconception but we are also influencing business policy and making IT an attractive choice, paving the way for more women to join the industry.
Attend this free, fun-filled and informative Lunch on the second day of Tech·Ed where you will network with and partake in interesting discussions with our female Tech·Ed speakers and Microsoft Executives who will share insights into:
• Successful Career Development Strategies for Women in IT
• Maintaining a Healthy and Sustainable Work/Life Balance
When: Wednesday March 9th, 2011
Where: Dubai Rooms, Level 1
Time: 12:45 to 14:00
Keynote & Moderation By:
Panel comprised of Tech·Ed Female Technology Experts
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13. February 2011 17:58
January 26, 2011. Istanbul Turkey. It is always nice to visit my home country, but even better to be there during the week of my birthday. The last time I had this opportunity, I was 1 years old. My visit coincided with the US State Department’s Invest for the Future Conference. The Invest for the Future program focuses on towards improving the economic situation for women across Southern and Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
The conference with 150 participants from Greece, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia and Turkey began with a keynote video message from US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton followed by a speech by US Ambassador-at- Large for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer.
My session covered the exciting Use of Technology to Scale up Business, along with my dear colleagues Bugra Karabey, Deniz Ercosun, and Özge Sarioglu. Please find download a copy of the presentation that I delivered (sans videos). Please post your comments below or share them through the Contact form.
If you would also like the videos, please pull down the deck I presented during the Egypt Connection 2010 conference: Touchless Technology – the creative inspiration of a future today
How can technology scale your business? Get started now with these 6 steps!
The critical calls to action to help empower your business are as follows:
- If you are an entrepreneur, be sure to join WebsiteSpark for tools and offers to extend your personality and business online using the most cutting edge tools – for free! This is a global program and there is absolutely no cost to join.
- Download the free applications in the Microsoft Web Application Gallery. We have over 35 applications, including eCommerce, Blog engines, and easy site building templates. And they are all free! And often you’ll find them localized to your native language. If you like an app and would like it in your native language, please let me know.
- Attend a Web Camp in a city near you, and/or register to attend the biggest technology conference of the Middle East, Tech EdMiddle East 2011. I will be covering several sessions about web story from a Middle East & Africa point of view.
- Extend your reach with Social Network Optimization using Web Matrix. In my session, I spoke of Queen Raina’s efforts to drive cultural awareness for Jordan with the Twisit Jordan project. YouTube - Twisit Jordan. Using the Web Helpers in Web Matrix, you can do the same, and have the Facebook Likes for your company or blog blended in with Bing search results! The power of word of mouth is always stronger than any advertisement campaign.
- Share global. Host Local. Ensure you are claiming your market share. Host your business in country with the offers that are listed in the deck. Turkey is classic example of a country who is leveraging their web developers and human talent to create business online. In Turkey. Most countries host in the US and Europe, causing a missed economic opportunity. Take a look at Egypt and Turkey. Two countries with similar land mass, population and developers, and compare their market share and GDP on the web. More offers are available on the Hosting Gallery.
Microsoft Delegation after the ‘Tech Alley’ at the Invest for the Future conference: Erdem Erkul, Fatma Karakas, Inanc Yuksel, Asli Bilgin, Deniz Ercoskun, Winnie Karanu, Jeffrey Avina and Ozge Saritosun-Kurtoglu.
Microsoft presenters at the conference(from left to right): Asli Bilgin- Microsoft Developer & Platform Evangelism, MEA Web Strategy Lead, Bugra Karabey-National Technology Officer, Microsoft Turkey, Ozge Saritosun- Kurtuloglu- Business Operations Manager,MEA Communication Sector and Jeffrey Avina, MEA Citizenship Lead at the panel discussion.
20. October 2010 18:23
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Are you looking for user groups, communities and leader that can connect you with the latest information, technologies, jobs, and project opportunities on the Microsoft developer platform in the Middle East & Africa? Not meant to be a comprehensive list, here is a snapshot from around our region for communities you can look to for events & membership – and even jobs via Microsoft Gulf – Jobsand Microsoft Middle East and Africa (MEA) Jobs, as well as general MEA organizations such as Microsoft Advocates in Middle East and Africa. Keep current with the latest Microsoft Valuable Professionals in your area by typing your country into the search box (e.g. Saudi Arabia).
|Region ||Communities ||Experts |
|Turkey ||Microsoft Student Partners Turkey || |
Daron Yöndem Microsoft Regional Director, MEA | INETA Turkey Lead | Silverlight MVP
| ||Microsoft Certified Professionals Turkey ||Mumin CICEK – Exchange Server MVP from Turkey. Blog |
| ||Microsoft TURKEY ||Evren Ayan – Sharepoint Services MVP from Turkey |
| || ||Hasim Inal: Virtual Machine |
| || ||Mustafa Acungil: SQL Server: Training |
| || ||Hakan Ulagan: SQL Server |
| || ||Halil Ozturkci: Enterprise Security: Engineering |
| || ||Emre Aydin: Exchange Server |
| || ||Ekin Ozcicekciler: Device Application Development: Development |
| || ||Ugur Umutluoglu: ASP/ASP.NET: Development |
|South Africa || |
Microsoft South Africa on Facebook
|Hilton Giesenow – creator The Moss Show |
| ||PHP Developers South Africa, ||Robert MacLean – Team System MVP from South Africa |
| ||PHP Community Site - South Africa Mirror || || |
| ||Web Developers South Africa ||Gail Shaw: SQL Server |
| ||South African Web Design ||Rudi Grobler: Windows Desktop Experience: Development |
| ||sadeveloper.net || |
|Israel || |
Microsoft Israel R&D center
|Eyal Vardi: Visual C#: Architecture |
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Tel Aviv-Yafo MySQL User Group ( Tel Aviv-Yafo , Israel )
|Shay Levy: PowerShell: Systems Administration |
| || ||Adi Katz: Dynamics CRM: R & D |
| || ||Pavel Yosifovich: Visual C++: Development |
| || ||Haim Lazarovitch: File System Storage: Architecture |
|Pakistan ||Microsoft Pakistan ||Munir Usman - MVP |
| ||Microsoft ASP .NET Pakistan ||Jehan Ara – WIT Advocate, President of P@SHA |
| ||INETA Pakistan ||Fariha Akhtar – WIT Advocate |
| ||SharePoint Pakistan User Group- 500 members ||Adil Mughal – MVP, Development Executive at Telenor Pakistan |
| || ||Khalil ur Rehman Khan: SharePoint Services: Architecture |
| || ||Muhammad Imran Khawar: SharePoint Server: Architecture |
| || ||Imran Mustafa: Dynamics CRM: Architecture |
|East & West Africa ||Microsoft Nigeria - Family and Friends ||Wilson Kutegeka – Visual Basic MVP from Uganda |
|Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ||Microsoft DreamSpark ™ - Saudi Arabia ||Mohammad Asem Alhourani – Configuration Manager MVP from Saudi Arabia |
| ||Saudi Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) ||Fauzan Khan: ASP/ASP.NET: Development |
| ||WIT – Women in Technology ||Emad Mohammed Raghib Abdelaziz: Client App Dev |
| ||Microsoft Technical Communities in Saudi Arabia ||Monzer Osama AL Shaikh: Dynamics GP: Engineering |
| ||Dot Net Community || |
| ||Riyadh SharePoint User Group(RSUG.NET) – 1500 members ||Yasir Attiq Butt: SharePoint Services: Development |
|United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait || |
Microsoft Gulf's Partners in Learning Program
Dubai PHP (Dubai) – Meetup, Dubai MySQL User Group , Dubai PHP
Majid Ardforoushan – SharePoint MVP from United Arab Emirates
Mohamed Yehia (Center of Expertise)
| ||TechiesUAE || |
Tarek GhazaliSQL Server MVP (Abu Dhabi)
|Egypt || |
Egypt SharePoint User Group
Mohamed Zaki's blog - Sharepoint MVP
Mohamed Yehia (Center of Expertise)
| ||www.egypt-developers.com ||Yasser Makram – Expression Blend |
| || ||Ahmed Bahaa Mohamed Farid – Team System |
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Barmagy Blogger Community
.Network.orgA group of people "code geeks", who share the same passion for development on .Net platform. who want to learn new stuff, and have the responsibility of telling others about it...
We organize monthly gathering (3rd Saturday of every month), also we fire Rock Star event twice a year.
Major Achievements: Cairo Code Camp '09 ...... The community has more than 1,300 members
Mohamed Yehia's blog-Sharepoint Architect
Ayman El Hattab- Sharepoint Trainer
Marwan Tarek – SharePoint MVP
Shady Khorshed- Sharepoint MVP
Ramy Mahrous- BI Developer
Karim Mohamed- Principal Lead Cloud Computing, LINK Development
Hossam Khalifa LINKdotNET. Microsoft Regional Director
Mok Spaceplatform beyond internals
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Egyptian Microsoft MVPs
|Mina Nagy – Unified Communications MVP from Egypt |
|Lebanon ||lebdev-first .NET community in Lebanon ||Tarek Ghazali – SQL Server MVP from Lebanon |
|Jordan || |
Mohammad R. Daoud: Dynamics GP: Development
M Dawoud's blog (Dynamics MVP)
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JordanSug- Jordan SharePoint User Group
|Mohammed Saleh (Jordan) (C# MVP) |
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Jordan IT Pros
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دوت نت عربي
|Algeria || ||Wissem Habboub – SQL Server |
|Morocco || |
Morocco .Net User Group (MONUG)Ce groupe regroupe toutes les personnes intéressés par le Technologie .Net
|Tunisia ||Microsoft Student Partners : Tunisia || |
|Libya || || |
The Developer Platform & Evangelism team for Web Strategy in Middle East & Africa
May 2010 - Microsoft Developer Events in Middle East & Africa