Monthly Archives: November 2010
The first Yahoo! Developer Network in Jordan finally happened today November 29, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Amman. Just as expected, some exciting audience and big speakers too showed up and gathered their knowledge together. I’ve been lucky to be one of the organizing team of the event, started from the very morning with such passion really made my day! I always liked meeting new faces with that passionate smile, and I saw it today, especially with the best team I’ve ever met HBPro from Beirut.
Christian Heilmann from Yahoo! did a very great job talking about YUI, Geo technologies, YAP, and YQL. All attendees brought their laptops and joined the coding games with him, thanks to the sponsor Umniah for the WiFi. Questions were answered all the times, a live streaming was on for sure, you can watch them recorded here.
If you missed it today, here is a very simple video about it (I couldn’t record things as usual, got busy) , Enjoy:
Especial thanks goes to HBPro team (Samer Chidiac, Ali Rebaie, Vanessa Maalouf, Fashen Van Shuhen and Majd Yousef) , Umniah team, Hyatt Amman team and all the attendees. Looking forward to meet you all again!
Proudly announcing The Yahoo! Developer Network , the first developer event in Jordan, on November 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Amman (Get directions) to celebrate Yahoo!’s recent multi-million dollar deal with the largest Arab online community in the world, Maktoob.com, which will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yahoo! by the end of 2010.
We’re expecting some exciting audience and big speakers too, started with the Chief Yahoo! of the Arab World. There will be an introduction to Yahoo’s open APIs follwed by a technical talk on some of the most popular and useful web services provided by Yahoo!, such as YUI, our Geo technologies, YAP, and YQL.
- 08:30 Registration and refreshments
- 09:00 Introduction from Maktoob. A brief history of Maktoob and YDN
- 09:30 Introduction to the Yahoo! Developer Network
- 10:30 Mid-morning break
- 10:45 Deep dive into core YDN technologies (YQL, YUI3, Geo, YAP), with some hands-on work
- 13:00 Lunch served
Hussein Bin Ali St., Jabal Amman, PO Box 831159,
Amman, Jordan 11183
Tel: +962 6 465 1234 Fax: +962 6 465 1634
Make sure to register here now, seats are limited! See you there.
Another great session was held today in Yarmouk university from the great team of Microsoft Jordan, started from today morning, started with our students passion about technology. Yarmouk IT staff proudly attended too. Many topics were discussed today, topics that help students with their projects, such as Dreamspark & Imagine Cup.
I had a great time meeting new faces today, and I was extremely happy to meet some kind ladies from our .Net Club, hope to meet more in the coming events.
I wasn’t planning to make a video blog when I woke up this morning, but once I saw how fun it was, I so wanted you all who missed it to see what happened there. Special thanks goes to Mr.Mohammed Arrabi (Microsoft Jordan) and Suliman Battat (Evanteck) for the great info they gave us. So Enjoy watching what you missed:
Hope I showed you what you did miss, make sure to be there next time!
I’ve been lucky since the very first time I met the team Oasys from Jordan, thought they were so special for winning the Imagine Cup Finals 2010, I was not wrong at all, but I discovered lately that they’re not only special for that only, each one of them has his own specialty and his own Aahievments and projects.
I decided to show you all how amazing and successful they are by talking to each one and sharing their stories, and I started with Hani AbuHuwaij. Let’s together get to know him more:
- Tell us who you are:
“My name is Hani AbuHuwaij, and I am 4th year computer engineering student at the German Jordanian University (GJU). I am 24 years old, and currently I am in Germany to do an exchange year as part of my studies at GJU. I have been in love with programming and computers in general since the early age of 8 years old; the age in which I wrote my first program in Basic.”
- Hani’s academic history:
“I have graduated from Amman Academy (High School) in Jordan. In 2007 I enrolled as a computer engineering student in GJU, now successfully completing my third year.”
- The best thing of being one of Oasys:
“The best thing is working with very self-motivated, eager to learn and innovative students. We have always worked on challenging ideas and problems, and my team members and I have always believed that anything is possible, no matter what the challenge is.”
- Some of Hani’s achievments:
- City Light Hack.
- The new website for GJU (coming live soon).
- Interning at Microsoft Jordan
- Becoming a Microsoft Student Partner
- becoming GJU IEEE Student Branch Technical Unit Leader.
- CreatPivot.com .
- What is CreatPivot.com ?
“CreatePivot.com is a Silverlight application that allows the user to create his own PivotViewer collections easily, and with lots of helping functionalities. Also, the created collection is hosted on the website, where the user can simply take the embedding code and have it on his blog or webpage. CreatePivot makes it easy to create collections whether by entering the required information or by simply capturing an OData feed and simply mapping the correct columns to their corresponding category. It is an intelligent solution that makes sure to have the correct results whatever the input is. Also, creating the collections and hosting them is free, and does not require any tools (like the plugin for Microsoft Excel), or hosting to hold the results obtained.”
- What is your dream job?
“I would like to be part of big projects developed by one of the big companies, that really has an effect on mankind, and has the power to change the world through the power of technology.”
- Hani’s word to guys his age who would like to take his steps:
“It is never too late to learn, develop and build innovative ideas. All you need is passion to learn, along with patience to do and succeed. Never say anything is impossible to be done.”
“Aim for the stars, if you miss you’ll land on the moon”. Hani added.
Hani has a “Thank you” message, let’s hear it:
“First of all, I would like to thank Muhammad Arrabi (DPE, Microsoft Jordan) for giving me the chance to do my internship at Microsoft Jordan, and introducing me to Microsoft Pivot, and all the help I got from him in the process of getting CreatePivot.com to be running. Also, I would like to say a special shout-out to my great teammates of Team OaSys.”
I so want to thank Hani for sharing his wonderful story and for his time, specially that he is in Germany, and I am so telling him how honoured and proud I am to know him and his team. Wish him the best of luck in all kind of ways.
And for you guys, hope you enjoyed reading and learned some of it, because in fact, such stories always inspire us! Wait for me in the coming blogs with the rest of the team.