Lebanon Election Violence Risk Assessment Project

Lebanon Election Violence Risk Assessment Project
The Lebanon Election Violence Risk Assessment (LEVRA II) Project is a set of mechanisms to analyse the dynamics that indicate the potential risk of violence during the 2013 parliamentary elections. The initial methodology (LEVRA I) was adopted during the 2009 parliamentary elections as part of the electoral assistance provided by IFES to the Lebanese authorities. ...

New Snake and Ladders 3D Android Game made in Lebanon

New Snake and Ladders 3D Android Game made in Lebanon
A new Android version of the traditional “snakes and ladders” board game was released 2 weeks ago on Google Play. The new entry game app is developed by a local Lebanese company SoftThings. The first version of the game allows 2 modes to play: You Vs. CPU (traditional game): Race between the 2 players (you ...

Did You Know? The Unknown Known!

Did You Know? The Unknown Known!
It’s really weird how people think, please check this photo album to understand what I am talking about.

Organs Donation Presentation For Free In Lebanon

Organs Donation Presentation For Free In Lebanon
That 2007 morning, I was in Africa and I was watching the news (like every Lebanese expatiate does), it was about Nahr El Bared war, where the Lebanese Armed Forces attacked the terrorist militia of Fath-El-Islam. One of the Lebanese soldiers was shot and needed a heart to live. They didn’t find the dead donor, ...

LaTeX or Microsoft Word for IT organizations? 8

LaTeX or Microsoft Word for IT organizations?
We used to use Microsoft Word in all documentation work in our organization. Actually we are fine with it, and we didn’t think a lot of changing it, especially that Microsoft Windows is our forced operating system by the policies and signed agreements with Microsoft. A friend of I, Mohamad Jaber, suggested while having a ...

My Smartphone, My New Credit Card. Bye-bye Wallets

My Smartphone, My New Credit Card. Bye-bye Wallets
The communication technologies are booming these days; new ways to communicate with everything around us are being introduced. Interaction is being redefined at such a rapid way which it’s hard to predict.

Agile Methodologies – Requirement evolve with a fixed time scale

Agile Methodologies – Requirement evolve with a fixed time scale
In traditional projects, and the old life cycle management methodologies, the requirements changes were so hard, and the teams try to resist it as possible. So the detailed requirement catching was the first goals of project. So to minimize the changes in the requirement team shall include whatever they can imagine in their analysis and ...

Writing User Stories in Agile Projects 2

Writing User Stories in Agile Projects
I searched the internet about the best ways to represent the use cases and the user stories in agile project, I faced many points of views that fit all in the same basic standard format: As an <actor> I want to <action> so that <achievement>

Agile Methodologies – The team is the decisions maker

The decisions within an agile development project must be the responsibility of all team members, especially the Active users, from here come the importance of the active user involvement.

TEDxBeirut Volunteers Letter 1

TEDxBeirut Volunteers Letter
Dear friends, As you already know, TEDxBeirut 2012 preparations have started and you all showed great enthusiasm to be part of the TEDx phenomenon. You stepped forward and volunteered to be a member in TEDxBeirut.