The first ever BarCamp in Kuwait.
BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees, usually centered around design & technology topics.
For registration and more information check out the official BarCamp Kuwait 2010 website.
Intel i7 Processor Architecture Seminar
The Intel i7 seminar was another successful even conducted by the chapter at May 18th, 2009 in building 20kh in Khaldiya. The seminar was presented by Naeem Hamami from Intel talking about the i7 architecture which was not yet released yet that time. He also talked about the market availability of the i7 processor and ended the session with Q&A and some prizes were given away at the end.
Attendance was moderate with about two scores of attendees. The feedback I received from Intel is that the computer engineering students were smart and most of the questions asked during the session were technical questions that needed a specialized engineer to answer their questions.
It’s an open day with lots of entertaining activities throughout the day at March 5th, 2009. Here’s a list of some of the activities we had:
- Playstation 3 football competition for guys
- Missing words competition
- Wii game for the gals
- Barbeque lunch
- Pottery Trappings
- Table Tennis
- Movie night with popcorn
- Live football match
Hundreds of students participated in some way to the event. The most excited activity was the pottery trappings were many gals participated. The picture on the left shows potteries that were completed.
The last activity was the movie show Bolt in building 20kh. Popcorns and soft drinks were handed out to the audience. Some students brought their families which was awesomely the first time families interacted with us.
After the movie, we handed out prizes for the winners of our activities and competitions.
Microsoft are doing Visual Studio 2010 launch in Kuwait and then premiering the movie Robin Hood. That’s two days before the movie launch in Kuwait cinemas.
Location: Cinescape 360, 360 Mall
Date: May 18th, 2010
01:45 PM – 02:00 PM | Registration
02:30 PM – 05:15 PM | Presentations
05:15 PM – 05:30 PM | Break
05:30 PM – 07:20 PM | "Robin Hood Movie"
Register and book your seat here.
Among other G.C.C. countries, Microsoft is launching a tech demo event, or a roadshow, in Kuwait for new technologies from Microsoft such as Windows 7 and Exchange Server 2010. The event will take place at 17th November, 2009 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM in Salmiya’s Salwa Alsubah stage.
You better register now before they run out of seats. There is also a quiz to win a laptop or an XBox 360.