Qarly & Murtadha Go to NYC — #1

Murtadha and I (Qarly) will be going to NYC to represent GEMSI at the Open Hardware Summit (we’re searching for a ticket for Murtadha!) and at the World Maker Faire. We’ll be leaving Tuesday night. We’re looking for a place to stay in NYC until Sunday. If you or someone you love thinks they might want to […]

Rawaya wa Bidaya – Livestreamed Storytelling Event Oct. 7th 2012

Join GEMSI and Yahya of TEDxBaghdad at the Share Beirut conference to hear stories of courageous initiative, bootstrapping, and innovative problem solving from the Middle East. Tune in by Internet! Sunday October 7th 4:40pm/16:40 (Beirut) 6:40am (San Francisco) 9:40am (NYC) ::Check back at the permalink for the livestream link on October 7th:: Rawaya wa Bidaya information and news [check the […]

Fanoos Ramadan Competition

Here at GEMSI, we are really happy to see the creative play coming out of Cairo. For instance, the beautiful lamp below was created in a competition co-sponsored by GEMSI and run by Mahmoud, a GEMSI member, out of FabLab Egypt and Giza Hackerspace. 1st place: Rana Bahaa for the Prametric Fanoos (above) The idea […]

GEMSI Plans for Baghdad and Beyond.

  GEMSI works to develop engagement, service and entrepreneurship by fostering and uniting communities of makers around the world, running workshops about accessible technology, and promoting storytelling. Currently, our focus is on the Middle East and North Africa. This fall, we are starting new initiatives in Baghdad, Beirut, and Cairo. Imagine you are a young […]