Thursday, February 25, 2010

Making a Difference

Last night I attended Dubai Geekfest 3.14 (Geek to the power of PI). I enjoy Geekfests for several reasons they are the ultimate in diversity men and women of all ages and walks of life that share a passion for social media (some are real geeks too) and the speakers are always interesting and always passionate about their topics.

We all dream about "making a difference", we work hard and hope that we achieve this goal. A few go out of their way and really commit themselves to "making a difference". I am fortunate to meet such people.

Muhammed Ali J (@malizomg) and Ritesh J (@whitecrayon_) are university students who aim to start "Student Radio". They want to provide students in the UAE a venue and a forum to express themselves and share their issues (the good, the bad and the ugly), their music, and whatever else they want. They so believe in their cause that they are starting it from their own meager resources (i.e. pocket money).

The other is Ms. Susan Macaulay (@amazingsusan) who is passionate about woman's issues. Susan runs a website Amazing Women Rock that deals with women's issues, as Susan puts it AWR is not anti men it is just pro women. Susan seeks to help and inspire women in their journey of self realisation and attainment of their goals. I browsed through AWR and it is an eye opening and enjoyable experience

I am a great believer in the empowerment of women and the younger generations. They are sources of untapped talent and energy that a male centered society marginalize. They are capable of amazing things, when given the opportunity, that will make our lives better.

Kudos to Susan, Muhammed and Ritesh for pursuing your dreams and making a difference


  1. Hey Oussama!! It was great to meet you at Geekfest Dubai - you are also inspiring and have such a positive attitude (great smile too!)

    Thanks so much for mentioning me and in your blog :) Hope to see you again a the next Geekfest. Until then, take care... :) AmazingSusan

  2. 天下沒有走不通的路,沒有克服不了的困難,沒有打不敗的敵人。........................................

  3. Hi Oussama,
    Sadly I missed this great evening. It's always an inspiring night, and a wonderful place to meet energized, positive people who all make a difference in their own way ... like you!!

    As @AmazingSusan said, till the next GeekFest ...



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