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Come watch the #io15   keynote with us, and lets have a chat. Technology! Google! Android! And whatever else you want to talk about!

Date: Thursday, May 28 2015
Time: 7:30 pm till 9:30 pm 

Location: We're still looking for a suitable place, we'll update as soon as we get confirmation on the number of people attending.

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#GDGBeirut members +Donald Derek Haddad and +Raghd Hamzeh will be speaking today at the +ArabNet Design and Code day.

They'll be using Nodejs, a #RaspberryPi, Google Drive API and the Twitter API to showcase some basic, but cool projects that you could do.
A sneak peek for tomorrow's Code Lab +ArabNet  Conf /w +Raghd Hamzeh 

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Arabic Web Days Competition: explained in English! :)
(This is more or less a translation of our previous post for our non-Arabic speaking followers)

On the occasion of the #ArabicWebDays, and in collaboration with +MenaVersity  , and with the support of +Google Arabia  we are pleased launch a competition in order to help improve the quality of content available in the Arabic language on the Internet.

Do you have any expertise in a particular subject (whether technical or non-technical)? Participate in the competition by filming a lesson and sending it to Menaversity, and get the chance to win valuable prizes that include a #Nexus4, and two #Android tablets!

(The lessons must be explained in the Arabic language, but technical English words are allowed).

Please send a small explanation and the title of the lessons alongside the videos. For more examples, see previous lessons on the site ( and more details here:

The contest ends on December 17 and the results will be announced on the 18th.
Awards will be distributed to the winners by the first three following criteria :
- The number of people who liked the lesson, by clicking on the ("I have benefited") button on the lesson page.
- You will get extra points if you refer another person to upload lessons.

More details are available on the Menaversity website:

#ArabicWebDays #AWD #GDGBeirut

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بمناسبة +أيام الإنترنت العربي  , بالتعاون مع ميناڨيرسيتي, و بدعم من +Google Arabia  , يسعدنا  إطلاق مسابقة بهدف تحسين مستوى المحتوى المتوفر باللغة العربية على الإنترنت. 

هل لديك خبرة في موضوع معيّن؟ شارك في المسابقة و أحصل على فرصة ربح جوائز قيّمة عبر تصوير شرح الدروس وإرسالها الينا.الجوائز :Nexus 4, Android Tablet.

(يجب أن يكون شرح الدرس باللغة العربية ولكن لا مانع أن تكون الكلمات التقنية بالانكليزية)
الرجاء إرسال شرح صغير وعنوان للدروس مع الفيديوهات المرفقة لمزيد من الأمثلة راجع الدروس الموجودة في الموقع ( و (

تنتهي المسابقة في ١٧ كانون الأوّل (ديسمبر) وتعلن النتائج في الثامن عشر منه
ستوزّع جوائز للمراكز الثلاث الأولى حسب المعايير التالية:
- عدد الأشخاص الذين أعجبهم الدرس، من خلال الضغط على (لقد استفدت) الموجودة في صفحة الدرس.
- ستحصل على نقاط إضافية في حال أرشدت أحد المدرّسين إلى الموقع

#ArabicWebDays   #AWD   #GDGBeirut  

+Rakan Nimer  on building a complete app with +Google Maps API  at #StartupWeekend Byblos #Bootcamp

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You can find +Marc Farra 's files for his #GoogleDrive API session at during #GDGBeirut   #StartupWeekend  Byblos Boocamp on GitHub:

Up next: Using +Google Drive Spreadsheet API for Fun and Profit with +Marc Farra at #Coworking961 for #GDGBeirut #StartupWeekend Byblos Bootcamp

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In partnership with Startup Weekend Byblos, GDG Beirut is organizing a bootcamp for Startup Weekend Byblos participants (though you can still attend the bootcamp if you are not participating at SW Byblos) this Saturday, November 9th.

The goal is to give you a quick overview of some tools that would be helpful to use during Startup Weekend before the event, so you'd be able to make use of them when the time comes.

- 10:00 am - 10:30 am: Registration
- 10:30 am - 11:45 am: Getting Started with Android
- 11:45 am - 12:00 pm: Small break
- 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm:  What You can do with AppEngine (by Startup Weekend Byblos Organiser - Donald Derek Haddad)
- 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm: Small break
- 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm: Using Google Drive API (by Lamba Labs Co-Founder - Mark Farra)
- 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Building a complete app with Google Maps ( By Rakan Nimer - CTO of اتــــعــــرّف - et3arraf)
- 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Thank you & socializing

*Timings and topics may change

Please bring you laptop, any device you would like to test on, and be prepared for development sessions.

We will distribute the Android SDK for 64bit Linux, Windows and Mac systems, along with the latest Android 4.4 KitKat images, however if you are able to download and set them before coming, that would help in avoiding delays during the bootcamp.

The venue is graciously provided by Coworking +961.

The event is free of charge.

To register for Startup Weekend Byblos, please go here:

(Thanks to Startup Weekend, Coworking +961, Lamba Labs, and Menaversity for their continued support) 

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Ready for the next Startup Weekend Byblos ? with the collaboration of +GDG Beirut 

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