BarCamp Kuwait Five – Speakers and Presentations

Better late than never! :p

First of all, we’d like to thank everyone who has attended, even briefly, and contributed to the event as a speaker or a listener. We were short of speakers (4 only), but the enthusiasm of attendees spurred multiple presentations and extended the event’s time!

Below is a list of speakers/presentations based on the event board. If you believe we missed something, let us know by commenting here or reaching out to us on Twitter.

  1. 03:30 PM – Introduction to BarCamp.
  2. 03:50 PM – The Power of Excel, Ahmad Hadeed.
    1. Using Excel to do game simulations.
    2. Splitting large files into smaller ones.
    3. Creating an offline directory cache for fast search.
    4. Form automation (for gate passes in his case).
  3. 04:10 PM – Choose Your Presentation, Hamad Al-Ghanim.
    1. 1st Presentation: How to Build Live Tracking in an App.
    2. 2nd Presentation: How to Build Web Scraping Efficiently.
    3. 3rd Presentation: Must Have Android Libraries.
  4. 04:30 PM – Hour of Code Kuwait, Shaymaa.
    1. If you’re a developer, volunteer to teach kids how to code.
    2. If you’re a parent, bring your kid to learn how to code in 1 hour.
    3. Click the link above to register for the event on Dec 10th. DO IT NOW!
    4. NOW!
  5. 04:35 PM – Virtual Reality and 360 Views, GoApp.
  6. 04:40 PM – SSL Certificates and Security of Banks in Kuwait, MBH.
    1. Compared secure server negotiations of multiple banks & showed why & what was flawd, using the online tool of Qualys SSL Labs.
    2. Talked about how to do secure communications with SSL certificates with NGINX and LetsEncrypt free certificates.
  7. 04:50 PM – A Software Contraption, Mazyad.
    1. A simple but beautiful mesh of Rust, Go, Docker and other yummy things.
  8. 05:10 PM – Journey in Solving Quadratic Equation Problem, Ahmad Hadeed.
    1. Ahmad explains how he tackled the problem and goes through the timeline of tested methods (big PC, cloud computing, …etc.).
  9. 05:50 PM – Programming and Art, Abdullah.
    1. Abdullah Al-Husainan used old computer parts and programming to create art pieces.
  10. 06:10 PM – Building a First Person Shooter Game in 10 Minutes, Dherar.
    1. It took 15 minutes using Unity 3D, but it was his first time doing an improv game to show how easy it is to make games & break the fear barrier.
  11. 06:30 PM – Cracking the Cubic Puzzle, Mazyad.
  12. 06:50 PM – Flight Simulators, Nasser Bader.
    1. Nasser spoke and demoed flight simulation and the International Virtual Aviation Organisation – Kuwait Branch.
  13. 07:10 PM – The Maker Movement in Kuwait, Abdullah.
    1. 3D printing and Do-It-Yourself is catching up in Kuwait.

 

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BarCamp Kuwait Five – Registration

Barcamp (20 + 22) is coming up on October 8th, 2016 from 3 PM till 10 PM, unless we’re invaded by aliens before that. Location is Al-Shaheed Park. See our registration page for the map.

The event will be from 3 PM till 10 PM. 3-3:30 & 8-10 are for networking (getting to know/meet people) + prayer break. We start presenting @ 3:30 till 8 pm.

Register Now!

Registration is for both attendees & speakers,
so we can estimate the number of seats

Topic Focus

Technology & IT in general: Networking, SEO techniques, Programming, Web Design, Hardware, …etc.

Presentations must be about existing and implemented ideas, not concepts, as they give insight to hows & whats of the project rather than fantasizing about it.

Security Auditing (Hacking) and Proof of Concepts are welcome, but affected parties should be notified and invited to the event.

If this is a new exploit, net etiquette dictates that one should notify the affected party (company owning code) about the exploit 3 months prior to releasing the code to the public. The affected party must know about what the auditor is about to present, and the auditor must not share the PoC code with anyone apart from the affected party.

You are not allowed to sell a product or advertise it for the sake of selling it. You may NOT present an idea then ask the audience of geeks to help you implement it!

Presentations will be screened & checked by the organizers before the speaker presents to make sure everyone is in compliance with our rules. Sorry, but some have violated these last time, so this has to be done.

Presentation Timing

Presentations should be 10 minutes long then 5 minutes for questions and answers, so 15 minutes in total.

Special Needs

If you have a special need to access the venue or require certain medical assistance to be available just in case (epilepsy, for example), please let us know so we take proper arrangements.

Contact and Registration

Shaymaa (a.k.a AhamShay)
Twitter: @ahamshay
Web: http://www.ahamshay.com
Email: http://ahamshay.com/contact

Majed (a.k.a MBH)
Twitter: @mbhbox
Web: http://mbhtech.blogspot.com
Email: mbhkewl [at] gmail.com

Twitter account: @barcampkw

If you’d like to present, please contact us. We need a minimum of 5 speakers!

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BarCamp Kuwait Four – Registration

Barcamp (22) is coming up on November 3th, 2012 from 3 PM till 10 PM at The Regency Hotel (Ibtisam Hall), assuming the zombies don’t eat us before that.

Last time we started at 1 PM but very few people came and 3 good presentations were missed, so we thought of shifting the time to 3 PM to give people enough time to fill up their bellies then join us. YOU HAVE NO MORE EXCUSES TO BE LATE NOW! (unless you were chased by a zombie…)

Register Now!

Registration is for both attendees & speakers,
so we can estimate the number of seats

Topic Focus

Technology & IT in general: Networking, SEO techniques, Programming, Web Design, Hardware, …etc.

Presentations must be about existing and implemented ideas, not concepts, as they give insight to hows & whats of the project rather than fantasizing about it.

Security Auditing (Hacking) and Proof of Concepts are welcome, but affected parties should be notified and invited to the event.

If this is a new exploit, net etiquette dictates that one should notify the affected party (company owning code) about the exploit 3 months prior to releasing the code to the public. The affected party must know about what the auditor is about to present, and the auditor must not share the PoC code with anyone apart from the affected party.

You are not allowed to sell a product or advertise it for the sake of selling it. You may NOT present an idea then ask the audience of geeks to help you implement it!

Presentations will be screened & checked by the organizers before the speaker presents to make sure everyone is in compliance with our rules. Sorry, but some have violated these last time, so this has to be done.

Presentation Timing

Presentations should be 10 minutes long then 5 minutes for questions and answers, so 15 minutes in total.

Bribes

What better way to lure you in than gifts?! Yup! We have gifts for the best speakers this time:

  • Xbox 360
  • A brand new, never opened, Nexus 7 tablet
  • A Japanese metal puzzle
  • Book: Guide to Pirate Parenting
  • Book: Z.E.O – A Zombie Guide to Business

Special Needs

If you have a special need to access the venue or require certain medical assistance to be available just in case (epilepsy, for example), please let us know so we take proper arrangements.

Contact and Registration

Shaymaa (a.k.a AhamShay)
Twitter: @ahamshay
Web: http://www.ahamshay.com
Email: http://ahamshay.com/contact

Majed (a.k.a MBH)
Twitter: @mbhbox
Web: http://mbhtech.blogspot.com
Email: mbhkewl [at] gmail.com

Twitter account: @barcampkw

If you’d like to present, please contact us! We need a minimum of 5 speakers!

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BarCamp Kuwait Three

Topic Focus

Technology & IT in general: Networking, SEO, Programming, Web Design, Hardware, …etc.

Topics

  1. Flight Simulation, Nasser Bader.
  2. Jupiter: The Custom FileServer, by MBH.
  3. Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012, by Shaymaa.
  4. NoSQL – What’s The Hype?, by Burhan.
  5. Microframeworks, by Burhan.
  6. Spread The Passion, by Meshary Al-Oud.
  7. Drizzle, NGINX, PHP and PHP-APC, by MBH.
  8. Who, Where and What is using OpenSource, by Bashar Al-Abdulhadi.
  9. Bacon Vending Machine, by Dherar.
  10. Weak Password Finder, by Ali Al-Hebshi.
  11. Qlendar, by Dherar.
  12. The Power of Excel, by 0x00FE.
  13. Desktop development with QT & Python, by Burhan.

Note: If you’re a speaker and would like us to put your presentation here, send it over, or send us a link to it if you were hosting it already.

Sponsors

Microsoft Kuwait.

Live Feeds and Videos

Attendees

This is a list of those who wanted to share their Twitter IDs, not all the attendees!

We’ll update this space as we receive and finish more material (pictures & videos).

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BarCamp Kuwait Three – Venue

Barcamp 3 will be held at The Regency Hotel (Bidaa’ area) – Ibtisam Hall. (GPS Coordinates: 29.316282, 48.088961), from 1 PM till 9 PM on January 7th, 2012.

If you have not registered (attendee or presenter) yet, do so now!

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BarCamp Kuwait Three – Registration

ROAR!

I always wanted to start a sentence with a roar. Anyway, Barcamp (21 + 20) is coming up on January 7th, 2012 from 1 PM till 9 PM, assuming the world doesn’t end.
The venue has not been decided yet, but registration is open & free & we need to know how many people are coming, so click away!

Register Now!

Topic Focus

Technology & IT in general: Networking, SEO, Programming, Web Design, Hardware, …etc.

We prefer to have existing and implemented ideas presented, not concepts, as they give insight to hows & whats of the project rather than fantasizing about it.

Security Auditing (Hacking) and Proof of Concepts are welcome, but affected parties should be notified and invited to the event.

If this is a new exploit, net etiquette dictates that one should notify the affected party (company owning code) about the exploit 3 months prior to releasing the code to the public.

The affected party must know about what the auditor is about to present, and the auditor must not share the PoC code with anyone apart from the affected party.

Presentation Timing

Presentations should be 15 minutes long maximum then 5 minutes for questions and answers, so 20 minutes in total.

Special Needs

If you have a special need to access the venue or require certain medical assistance to be available just in case (epilepsy, for example), please let us know so we take proper arrangements.

Contact and Registration

Shaymaa (a.k.a AhamShay)
Twitter: @ahamshay
Web: http://www.ahamshay.com

Majed (a.k.a MBH)
Twitter: @mbhbox
Web: http://mbhtech.blogspot.com

Twitter account: @barcampkw

If you’d like to present, please contact us! We need a minimum of 5 speakers!
Shaymaa: http://ahamshay.com/contact
Majed:  mbhkewl [at] gmail.com

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BarCamp Kuwait #2 – MOAR PICTUREZ

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