The tech-savvy world is a diverse one, with interests ranging from how to create digital tools and interfaces, to how to successfully implement it in diverse industries and fields. From the trusty developer, the creator of the digital world, to the marketer employing this digital interface to expose his business, and even the NGO seeking to involve more people, faster in an easier way.
This day is dedicated to the entities and individuals that are the creators of the digital interfaces we use everyday. The engineers and developers present will participate in programming case studies, tutorials, and in depth workshops by lead engineers from top regional and global companies such as Cleartag, eSpace, Zedna, BORN Interactive, and last but not least, Google!
The topics everyone is looking forward to is of course the mobile app world, especially the plans and progress with platforms like Google’s Android, as well as cross-platform app development frameworks like Appcelerator’s Titanium. The day will also include talks on popular content management systems like WordPress as well as user interface and user experience issues. At the end of this marathon techie day, attendees will take part in competitions aiming to develop applications with the potential to develop and enrich the Arabic web.
Discussion panels, keynotes, 1-on-1 interviews, workshops, and rapid-fire Q &A sessions with emphasis on Social Media and Marketing and Mobile Applications issues, but which also include Social Commerce, E-Payment Challenges and Solutions, Social and Mobile Gaming, Online Media Buying, Streaming Media, Digital Content, and Tech/Mobile for Good.
Top executives from Microsoft, Google, TechCrunch, Seedcamp, Meydan, Aramex, Sarmady, Intigral, Groupon, Effective Measure, Ericsson, Ideavelopers, Souktel, Travian Games, Nokia, Communicate, The National and many others will speak and share their wisdom and knowledge through the several talks, interviews and workshops.
These two days will culminate in the Ideathon and Startup Demo competitions, whose winners will get two weeks worth of development services offered by eSpace to the top three ideas to help them build prototypes.
Community Days – March 25th
The ArabNet 2011 Shift Digital Summit will conclude with an Community Day to educate and engage the public about the Arabic web. During this day, the summit exhibition will be free and open to all visitors and special sessions will be held for students and young adults to provide them with a better understanding of the digital future. The Community Day will take place after the Forum program has been wrapped up.
In other words, ArabNet 2011 has something for everyone involved in the digital world, whether a developer, entrepreneur, business professional, investor, NGO or student, this massive congregation of the world’s and the region’s biggest tech and digital names will help enrich the Arab World and MENA region’s online presence, and help develop the future of the Mobile and Social Web in the Arab World, whose recent uprisings have proven how integral digital media and social networks are for the region’s present, and future.
Check out the detailed schedule here
Check out the speakers’ list here