Ramadan Kareem to all my dear readers all over the world, May Allah bless your days and accept all your prayers in this great month… Last year I’ve posted 30 wallpapers and 20 songs about Ramadan, and this year I couldn’t find any more classical songs to added to the collection, however I came across with so many designs about Ramadan from so many talented designers all over the world, so here is a collection of best designs to be added to your wallpaper collections.
All artwork are copyrighted to their respective owners.
A new community deserves its own celebration. Entrepreneurs, innovators, artists and business leaders united through the power of mentorship in a space buzzing with ideas, stirring with talent. It’s all about stories that inspire creativity and collaboration, information that empower tomorrow’s talent, and networks that connect ideas with opportunities.
I was blessed by having an invitation to attend The Celebration of Entrepreneurship an event organized by the Dubai based Abraaj Capital outlined the definition of a new Entrepreneurial era in MENASA. It was not an ordinary conference, it was a platform where everybody can play a part, make an impact, learn something new, and make new business.
The celebration was structured around three main program tracks:
1- Inspire: by providing a stage presentations last up to 20 minutes where speakers presented ideas, made announcements, and discussed their passions. or by providing Passion Corners which last up to 30 minutes where speakers shared their inspiring stories and ideas. The setting was informal, highly interactive and unencumbered. Open dialogue where welcomed.
2- Empower: by providing ignition workshops and training where peopled who shared a common objective can put together an entrepreneurial project or propose an outcome by the end of the event, or have in-depth discussions and training sessions on issues related to entrepreneurship.
3- Connect: by providing sparks which were a series of short presentations where individuals introduced an idea to the community in an open and completely informal style. The format of the Sparks forces you to really think about what you want to say.
When I first saw the event program I said to myself this is gonna be huge, this is a change that we need in our ecosystem in MENASA. I was thinking to myself how could I follow all those great speakers at the same time? and they got the answer for meby providing a powerful networking device called Spotme that allowed me to keep track of the program, locate people, create my own program agenda, view maps of the venue and participate in the Celebration of Entrepreneurship (CoE) surveys.
One blog post won’t be enough to tell you all about those amazing two days of my life, so stay tuned for my upcoming posts in which I’ll talk about my personal experience and people I’ve met and have the chance to talk to on this celebration.
On September 30th 2010, eSpace decided to have a full factory shutdown on every last Thursday of every quarter, and do nothing but follow their passion and do the thing we do best: develop ideas!
It is all about a full day of innovation, thinking out of the box, gooey pizza and drinks, and yes – a lot of discussions and noise. Teams will be formed and each one will have to face the challenge of fully developing something in that one day. It could be a library, an opensource contribution, or even a product prototype, a product… it can be virtually anything as long as it is something that can be ready to be presented to the company the very next Sunday. They call it PizzaHack Day Project.
This quarter PizzaHack Day take place on 7th of October… and the day was totally fun and great. As an eSpacian Citizen, I enjoyed my stay over there the whole day do nothing but thinking about solving a problem and came up with an idea. And I was surprised by the young entrepreneurs who shared the day with us in here. Jumboo sized Pizza & Soft Drinks All day long and that sweet geeky language in every corner was just great.
At the end of the day eSpace proved that they can do it in one day. They can Find the Problem, Came up with a creative solution for it, Develop it, and have it ready by next Sunday. One of the applications made on that day was SmokeCop, a mobile application where you can spot violations in rules or something and report it. we’ve filmed a movie about it on that day directed by Ehab El Badry & staring Wael Shaban, Samer El Sahn, Abdel Salam, Alfred Nagy, Mina Haervy, & finally me.
So this is what we can do, and what we had. On October 7th 2010 eSpace produced a punch or application in one day:
A few days ago Abraaj Capital, and its subsidiary Riyada Enterprise Development (RED) launch the public beta site for Wamda. Wamda is a platform created to facilitate entrepreneurship in the MENASA (Middle East North Africa & South Asia) region. Abraaj regards embracing and driving entrepreneurship through investment in knowledge, capacity-building programs and long-term partnerships, as central to our core vision to maximize the potential of the region.
I’ve been lucky to take an insider look before the public beta launch. I was amazed from what I saw, It’s really the kind of community where I want to be. It’s all about Inspiring, Empowering and Connecting Entrepreneurs in the region.
Wamda focus on creating and facilitating an open space for knowledge share and connection, primarily for entrepreneurs as they start, grow and sustain their businesses and for business leaders and mentors, whose insights and advice can further help SMEs through all the key stages of growth and evolution.
Since the day I’ve got my membership at wamda and I’m spending hours browsing their rich informative content. They have articles, posts, videos, tweets, blogs and events. Explore the Wamda world maybe your next spark will be in there.
In this new age of modern web design and development standards, you’ll find designers are trying to showcase their portfolio in the most effective and attractive ways to bring more attention to their services. Weather they are trying to design a complete portfolio website, or just one single page design to showcase what they can do in one single page. I’ve surfed a lot of high quality one page sites this week and I’ve gathered the top 20 sites that grab my attention, and I’m pretty sure you will like them and enjoy them the way I did.
1- Alessandro Cavallo
2- Augusto Oneto
3- Brain Murchison
4- Charlie Gentle
5- Chirag Solanki
6- Designed by Dave
8- Gavin Castleton
9- Hull Digital
10- James Lai
11- Jason Reed
12- Jiri Tvrdek
14- Peter Pearson
15- John Zmuda
16- Se7en Places
17- Silver Back
18- Tomas Pojeta
19- Tyler Finck
20- Visual Box
If you have seen other similar sites, It would be great to share them with us by dropping a comment below… Have a nice day…