Looks like I lost the habit of blogging allot after my long stay in the army. I did move this blog to a new server after its long stay for 5 years on spaces.live.com, as I thought it’s time to give this blog a kind of personal look and feel. I will try to start blogging here again about my daily experiments with tools and ideas I meet every day. I did think before that I have only to write posts that contain code or that have expert feel in every sentence, but this didn’t feel like me or what I wanted this blog to be.
Last November, I did move to Cairo to start working for OTS on their interesting projects and ideas. the move to Cairo was something I wanted to do long time ago. being in the capital where all the big events happen is very important for someone like me. I did benefit from attending events like Cairo Code Camp 2010 , GNU/Linux Install Fest and the awesome seminars organized by AgileEgypt and the new UXers group. the benefit isn’t only in the big knowledge you gain from events like thos, but also from meeting smart and enthusiastic people who care about what they do and try to spread the knowledge they have. I always wanted to be part of something like that.
Some friends started encouraging me to start giving technical speeches about different topics. I already know that public talks aren’t simple and require courage and some practicing. our team in OTS started a new activity by doing internal technical sessions twice every week about various topics that can increase our knowledge. I was thinking about proposing to give a session as part of this internal effort, and it can be my start to get some experience on how to handle the public speaking phobia and on how to organize my talks. I hope this can be a good start -isA-.
Beside all this, I always wanted to continue my studies to get a bachelor degree in IT or CS. so, I started studding again by attending the EELU (Egyptian E-Learning University). I hope this can be another push to achieve some of my goals -isA-.