Register now to attend BarCamp 2016 in Kuwait

Barcamp (20 + 22) is coming up on October 8th, 2016 from 3 PM till 8 PM at Mafazec (Al-Hamra Mall, 16th floor), unless we’re invaded by aliens before that.

The event will be from 3 PM till 10 PM. 3-3:30 is networking (getting to know/meet people) + prayer break, then we start presenting @ 3:30 on wards.

Register Now!

Registration is for both attendees & speakers,
so we can estimate the number of seats

Topic Focus

Technology & IT in general: Networking, SEO techniques, Programming, Web Design, Hardware, …etc.

Presentations must be about existing and implemented ideas, not concepts, as they give insight to hows & whats of the project rather than fantasizing about it.

Security Auditing (Hacking) and Proof of Concepts are welcome, but affected parties should be notified and invited to the event.

If this is a new exploit, net etiquette dictates that one should notify the affected party (company owning code) about the exploit 3 months prior to releasing the code to the public. The affected party must know about what the auditor is about to present, and the auditor must not share the PoC code with anyone apart from the affected party.

You are not allowed to sell a product or advertise it for the sake of selling it. You may NOT present an idea then ask the audience of geeks to help you implement it!

Presentations will be screened & checked by the organizers before the speaker presents to make sure everyone is in compliance with our rules. Sorry, but some have violated these last time, so this has to be done.

Presentation Timing

Presentations should be 10 minutes long then 5 minutes for questions and answers, so 15minutes in total.

Special Needs

If you have a special need to access the venue or require certain medical assistance to be available just in case (epilepsy, for example), please let us know so we take proper arrangements.

Contact and Registration

Shaymaa (a.k.a @ahmshay )
Twitter: @ahamshay

Majed (a.k.a MBH)
Twitter: @mbhbox
Email: mbhkewl [at]

Twitter account: @barcampkw
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BETT Middle East Leadership Forum


We are delighted to invite you to join Microsoft at the Bett Middle East Leadership Forum and the Microsoft Pre-Day, on 5-7 April 2016.

Through a series of world class events, Bett unites the education community in a common goal to improve the future of education technology by sharing best practices and learning from inspirational industry leaders.

Microsoft is also pleased to present the School Leaders Academy delivered by Education Changemakers. The SLA is a highly interactive and practical workshop introducing participants to understanding innovation in education, managing change through collaboration and change leadership. The SLA will be taking place at the Microsoft Pre-day and Day 1 of Bett Middle East, 5-6 April 2016.

We hope that our Bett Middle East Leadership Forum will not only help to build upon the fantastic work you do every day, but enthuse you to inspire your students even further with the assistance of education technology.

Venue Details
Intercontinental, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz , Al Saud Street, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Please follow the link to register.

Microsoft Innovation Day in Kuwait

Join Microsoft and its partners on March 20th at the Marina Hotel for a day full of innovation, learning, technology showcase and networking. Experience first-hand the latest of platform and productivity solutions from Windows 10, Windows Devices and Apps, Office 2016, IoT technology, BI and more, and let us show you how we can empower you to get ahead of what’s next and help you and your organization achieve more.

Date: March 20, 2016 from 9AM to 5PM
Location: Salwa Al Sabah Theatre & Hall, Salmiya
Agenda and Registration:


Public Authority for Applied Education and Training to Boost Students and Lecturers’ Productivity with Office 365 for Education

In line with the belief in the importance of leveraging technology to develop employable skills to prepare youth for a stronger future, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) has announced that Microsoft Office 365 product is now deployed and ready to be used by the establishment’s students, faculty, and staff.

The new Microsoft office 365 which was installed at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) is considered to be the largest deployment of Office 365 in Kuwait. Over 60 thousand users between students, faculty, and staff will be able to make full use of the great benefits this program offers.

Office 365 provides a variety of services, including business class e-mail, cloud storage and file sharing, in addition to the Microsoft Office suite. Students, faculty and staff at PAAET campuses will now be able to work from anywhere, as Microsoft’s cutting-edge technology makes it possible to centrally manage connections more easily and efficiently.

Facilities now available to all PAAET students and educators include an email account for their college or institute, 1 TB of cloud storage, 15 copies of free Office applications, and some education-focused applications. Office 365 pushes for collaboration between educators and students in and out of the classroom, and drives for collaboration between students.

Dr. Ahmed Al-Athari, the Director General of PAAET, said: “Technology is a critical component in ensuring that we deliver the highest quality educational experience to our students, while enabling them, and their teachers, to connect at their convenience. Microsoft offers the best solution for our needs with Office 365, which will empower our faculty, students and staff with greater access to essential functions.”

Charles Nahas, Microsoft Kuwait’s General Manager, said: “Microsoft is committed to supporting the education sector, and Office 365 is proving to be very beneficial for both students and faculty. As a technology enabler, Microsoft works with educational institutions to provide the technology tools that can transform the experience. With the mix of applications and tools in Office 365, PAAET students and faculty will find solutions that will help them be more efficient and effective in their roles”.

“Our engagement with the Authority has given us improved insights into the specific requirements of public organisations, and how technology can help create efficiencies. We believe that this solution set can be effectively translated into other usage scenarios with other organisations and authorities, directly contributing to the technological advancement of the public sector in Kuwait.” Nahas added.

Microsoft takes a holistic and long-term approach to supporting education and is working closely with governments, educators, parents, students and NGOs in Kuwait to open up access to technology that can improve the quality of teaching as well as the learning experience for students of all ages.

Kuwait Girls in Tech meet up at Sirdab Lab

Welcome! Girls in Technology wants to support girls around the country for a successful future in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) industry.

About Girls in Technology
Girls in Tech (GIT) is led by a committee of women in Kuwait who are dedicated to initiating programs designed to create awareness, excitement, educate and inspire girls to the vast array of opportunities available to women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Program speakers, mentors and committee members volunteer their time to make a difference in the lives of our future generation.

Register to attend the event at:

App Academy Workshop Tour Makes a Stop in Kuwait!

Day #1: App Academy for Developers (April 29, 2014)
Come and see what’s new for developers in the Microsoft ecosystem. We are bringing to you all the news from the Build 2014 event with important updates like Windows Phone 8.1, Universal Apps Development, Microsoft Azure new services, Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, Windows 8.1 Update, Xamarin integration, WinJS for multiple platforms and much more. Don’t miss this opportunity to know more about how we are transforming into a devices and services company and what is our future roadmap. 
Day #2: App Academy for Line of Business Applications (April 30, 2014)
Come and see what’s new for developers in the Microsoft ecosystem. We are bringing to you all the news from the Build 2014 event with important updates like Windows Phone 8.1 for Enterprise, Universal Apps, Microsoft Azure new services, Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, Windows 8.1 Update for Desktop users, multiplatform development, LOB apps for Industry and Embedded Solutions. Don’t miss this opportunity to know more about how we are transforming into a devices and services company and what is our future roadmap.
Workshop Location:
 Holiday Inn Salmiya – Al Amwaj Ballroom
 Salmiya, Kuwait
 Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 09:00 to 17:00

Microsoft at Gulf Educational Supplies and Solutions Expo


Gulf cordially invites you to attend the
Educational Supplies and Solutions (GESS 2014)
Microsoft Gulf
will showcase a wide range of its educational solutions and programs including Windows
, Office365 and the recent announcement of Student Advantage.
In terms of programs we will present our flagship network and learning program-
Partners in Learning, Shape the future initiative and IT
. Most importantly, we will showcase our latest devices from various
OEM vendors particularly in our strength of hybrid devices and our growing apps
dedicated to education needs. Microsoft empowers students, giving them an
experience with the tools they’ll use throughout their education and into the

To register for this exciting event, simply click here. If you’d like more
information about GESS 2014 please visit I
am looking forward to seeing you at GESS 2014.
show, the only
show in the Middle East’s that is designed for all educational professionals
and provides the complete platform to various educational needs, from early
years to Higher Education across the full range of educational categories. GESS
2014 will run from March 4- 6, 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Center, UAE.

Last year, GESS 2013 had increased attendance of over 20% with 300 exhibitors from
35 countries and over 7,000 education professionals from across Middle East
& Africa that will visit along with ministerial delegations from UAE,
Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The GESS show is a
special event that provides the perfect platform to network and do business as
it brings together the entire education sector.


Dubai World Trade Center
Hall 7, Stand K20

hereMarch 4-6th, 2014

Click to register for the