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It’s a wrap! 4 key takeaways from the first Bread&Net

On November 20 and 21, around 200 people from over 20 countries gathered together in Beirut for 35 panels, talks, and workshops at Bread&Net, the region’s digital rights unconference. Hosted by SMEX and organized collaboratively with supporters and partners, Bread&Net created an offline space for discussion about technology and society, in a casual yet safe […]

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A Spoonful of Lovin’ (for Your Customers): Beirut’s 1st Service Jam

From March 1–3, Mirada Madrid will host the very first Beirut Service Jam along with their partner, the Beirut Creative Cluster. The jam, to be held at the Berytech Building in the new Beirut Digital District, will bring together designers, business people, academics, students, and customers to think about and prototype exceptional customer experiences, a […]

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What’s the Role of Place in a Digital World?

Our experience has been that it’s easier to train—and to learn—when you share physical space. Unfortunately, in Lebanon, sharing physical space with more than a very few people often results in low-bandwidth and shaky connections that limit our ability to share virtual space. One way that SMEX has addressed this challenge is since to design […]

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Event: TEDxBeirut Salon Travels to Tripoli

TEDxBeirut is expanding beyond its name to spread inspiration all over Lebanon, starting with Tripoli and Hala Fadel (@halafrangie), as guest speaker, whose talk at last year’s TEDxBeirut about starting the MIT Enterprise Forum was one of the day’s most inspiring. TEDxBeirut salons aspire to bring together the local TED community together in a lead […]

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