Manal Hassan

Manal Hassan

Co-founder & Director

Manal is a Free Open Source Software advocate; her main interest is adapting and delivering technology to non-techies, and training them to use it on their own. She has extensive experience in facilitation, community building and working on web technologies and new media with NGOs, human rights activists, and children. She co-founded the Egyptian GNU/Linux Users Group (EGLUG) in 2004, the Arab Techies Collective in 2008 and Open Egypt in 2013. Throughout her efforts in building Egyptian and Arab tech communities, she was always concerned with women’s participation in the technology field and has actively worked on how to make sure these spaces are safe and welcoming to women.