Check out our pictures from GeekFest.
GeekFest Dubai 2011 took place at The Shelter, Dubai on 20th January 2011. The offline gathering for online socializers was packed on the night with geeks checking out gadgets, socializing and attending talks.
The talks this time around included Steve Sosebee, the founder and CEO of the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund speaking about his organization and the charitable work it does; a slightly nervous Mohammad Fikree showed us a short video of his new animation “The Girl and It”; Maya Mahdy who runs Shades and Coffee talked about the fabulous world of fashion blogging; and finally Alexander McNabb, the founder of Geekfest talked about the event and it’s expansion. The highlight of the talks, however, was a rather moving video featuring Sara from Ussa Nabulsiyeh talking about life in Palestine and how members of Geekfest helped 7-year-old Ola Abu Jamous from the Nur Shams refugee camp in Tulkarem get to Florence, Italy for brain tumor surgery .
The talks ended with announcements of GeekFest Ramallah which will be held on 16th February and GeekFest Abu Dhabi which will be held on 3rd March 2011 at twofour54, Abu Dhabi.
On a lighter note, the folks from Eros showcased some of their products including the very handy Flip camera and Middle East Gamers showed off Microsoft’s new Kinect controller. Here are the pictures from the event.