I’ve lived most of my life in the heart of the Middle East that I’m considered a third-culture child (passport of one country by ethnic identity but born and raised in a different geographic location). I grew up from the time when 56kbps dial-up was the fastest then ISDN followed by DSL and WAP/GPRS started to engulf our lives on possibilities.
Completed my Undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (the official branch campus of the very same Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and it’s the same degree that’s conferred upon graduates) and spent almost a year unemployed with the challenges for non-citizens: most companies saying they want experienced talent (how did those same people get their first job fresh out of college) and a bigger preference for the citizens (who still don’t fill up the vacuum for the talent pool, and sometimes you only find out about it when).
All the major events I’ve attended where I got to see the latest in mobile/tech/gadgetry and more:
- TEDGlobal 2011
- SXSW 2014
- Mobile World Congress 2016
- CES 2017 (the 50th edition, which is quite a big deal)
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