Ahmed Mekkawy

CEO, Spirula Systems

With a background in Engineering, I’ve started the first FOSS community in Alexandria in 2007. My career started as a System Administrator and then a Team Leader, until I founded Spirula Systems in 2010. I’ve also been a speaker in some technology events, and have made TV appearances concerning data privacy and protection. I’ve co-founded OpenEgypt organization that is concerned with FOSS strategy and culture, and I’m also a board member in Mushtarak that is Egypt’s first tech hub. I have worked as a consultant for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology from 2012 to 2014 for preparing the Egyptian government’s FOSS adoption strategy.