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Creating a Sustainable Online Geek Community in Jeddah

Creating a Sustainable Online Geek Community in Jeddah

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The aim of this project is creating a sustainable online community geographically based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The online community is a consistent source of news, opinions, and collaboration opportunities by and for its members. Instilling a community of technologists and businesspeople is crucial today because many ideas worth monetizing are Internet-based. A successful Internet startup is based on fast development, wide consumer recognition, and relaying the idea to appropriate investors. This collaboration can lead to needed niche industries and job creation in Saudi Arabia. The rapidly evolving market and the current unsustainable resources used to power the country creates an undeniable need for technological and business innovation. Saudi Arabia has many restrictions in meeting and collaborating with like-minded individuals, which leads to the majority of the able population to fill social networks. This unique use of the Internet makes it difficult for local tech-savvy individuals to find each other. Once they do locate each other, the probability of them actively collaborating is very small, therefore an offline event will be incorporated in the project to sustain the community. This event takes place a few times annually as part of the MENA’s GeekFest events. These events are created and sustained by select individuals in the community. The event’s focus group of early technology adopters encourages sponsorship and investment.
DISCLAIMER: This version may have grammatical errors, please stand by for final.
The aim of this project is creating a sustainable online community geographically based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The online community is a consistent source of news, opinions, and collaboration opportunities by and for its members. Instilling a community of technologists and businesspeople is crucial today because many ideas worth monetizing are Internet-based. A successful Internet startup is based on fast development, wide consumer recognition, and relaying the idea to appropriate investors. This collaboration can lead to needed niche industries and job creation in Saudi Arabia. The rapidly evolving market and the current unsustainable resources used to power the country creates an undeniable need for technological and business innovation. Saudi Arabia has many restrictions in meeting and collaborating with like-minded individuals, which leads to the majority of the able population to fill social networks. This unique use of the Internet makes it difficult for local tech-savvy individuals to find each other. Once they do locate each other, the probability of them actively collaborating is very small, therefore an offline event will be incorporated in the project to sustain the community. This event takes place a few times annually as part of the MENA’s GeekFest events. These events are created and sustained by select individuals in the community. The event’s focus group of early technology adopters encourages sponsorship and investment.

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Published by: Khayra Bundakji on May 18, 2013
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