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Tarek Amr · March, 2011

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 March, 2011

28 March 2011

Egypt: Football Before and After the Revolution

In the past years, football (soccer) used to be the main source for joy for the Egyptian people. However it seems that the recent revolution that took place in Egypt...

25 March 2011

Egypt: The Constitutional Amendments

About one month after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians went to vote on constitutional amendments, on Saturday, March 19. The referendum is on a group of articles in the...

5 March 2011

Middle East: Revolutionary Breeze Blowing from Cairo to Benghazi

Egyptian Tarek Shalaby shares the details of the trip he organized with friends to Libya in order to show solidarity with the Libyan people, as well as deliver medical supplies...

Egypt: Protests and Clashes at State Security building in Alexandria

Egypt: Ayman Nour's Stolen Mobile and False Tweet

Egyptian politician Ayman Nour's Twitter account acted up last night - first with a tweet saying that he would not run for the next presidential elections, and then with a...

4 March 2011

Egypt: A TV Show that Ended a Prime Minister's Career

Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik stepped down today (March 3), following a television show which bared him in front of Egyptian viewers. Protests asking for Shafik's resignation have continued since...

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