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Tarek Amr · December, 2008

I had my postgraduate degree in Data Mining and Information Retrieval at the University of East Anglia.
I am trying to challenge the old saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none”. I have about 10 years experience in Software Development. In previous lives I used to work as an Information Security Consultant and Presales Manager. I also have been volunteering in Global Voices Online (GVO) since 2007, and currently I am local ambassador of the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) in Egypt. Words like Open Data, Government 2.0, Data Visualisation, Data Journalism and Social Startups are like music to my ears.

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Latest posts by Tarek Amr from December, 2008

8 December 2008

Egypt: Defining Terrorism

How does a child define terrorism? Tarek Amr from Egypt brings us this conversation from the Egyptian blogosphere.

7 December 2008

Egypt: Egyptian Dialect Wikipedia

Wikimedia has agreed to create a new section - a Wikipedia in the Egyptian Dialect. This decision was the catalysis for a discussion across the Egyptian blogosphere. Is it a...

5 December 2008

Egypt: When Virginity is More Important than Murder

Egypt is gripped with the story of a gruesome murder, in which two university students were killed, in the upscale Sixth of October City’s Sheikh Zayed district. One of the...

3 December 2008

Egypt: American Books

Egyptian blogger Asmaa Yasser - Dawn - writes here about her experience at the Mubarak Public Library. Tarek Amr translates the post from Arabic.

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