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Tarek Amr · January, 2010

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 January, 2010

18 January 2010

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Elects New Head

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has elected a new leader - Mr Muhammad Bedei. Egyptian bloggers reaction to the new appointment in this post.

13 January 2010

Egypt: English Loan Words

"Egyptian" Arabised English is taking the Twittersphere by storm. Tarek Amr collects reactions from #EgyEnglish in this post which explains how bilingual Egyptians have included English words in their dialect.

12 January 2010

Iraq/Saudia Arabia: The Clerics War

Saudi-Iraqi relations have plummeted to a new low following remarks by Saudi Sunni cleric Mohammad al-Ureifi against Iraqi Shia Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani during a Friday prayer sermon. Bloggers react...

8 January 2010

Egypt: Naga Hammady Massacre

Egyptian bloggers express shock and rage at the killing of Coptic Christians on the eve of their Christmas celebrations in Naga Hammady, in Upper Egypt. An unknown criminal opened his...

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