Bilal Ghalib/GEMSI will be speaking at this years OHS

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Bilal Ghalib runs an organization called Gemsi, a nonprofit that’s helped set up a hackerspace in Beirut and Iraq as part of an emerging wave of DIY maker labs in the Middle East.  He has worked extensively with MakerFaire Africa. In addition, Ghalib’s  Kickstarter project funded a two-day pop-up hackerspace in Baghdad as the country’s first makerspace.  He will be speaking at this years Open Hardware Summit about those spaces, his experiences and where Gemsi is headed. Ghalib has also built a lasercutter for 50 USD, a touch display and has done everything cool with burnout ink.


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