Arab Techies Women Gathering

AWTsticker134x131In May 2010, Arab Techies and SMEX partnered to convene a 4-day workshop for 34 female technologists and activists from 10 Arab countries. During the gathering, the women networked with each other, shared expertise and presented about ongoing projects, and discussed the role of gender in professional and community development. Participants included programmers, web developers, artists, teachers, professors, PhD students, bloggers, social media experts, activists, NGO coordinators. Proceedings of the workshop were covered in Arabic by two local journalists and uploaded to the Arab Techies wiki. On the last day, the women digitally demonstrated their solidarity with the Tunisian campaign against Internet censorship.

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