I moved to Amman Jordan back in June 2009, and as always I have some sort of online exposure. At that time the Twitter mania was getting out there specially in the Jordanian scene. We started meeting and have our own little JoTweetup meetings. I was fortunate enough to make new friends from all sectors and classes.
Then few months later, I came up with a new hashtag (#Top50Jo) to list the top things we like about Jordan. Ofcourse this was one of my random thoughts, but the feedback was enormous, everybody started tweeting their most favorite thing about Jordan and we even had a video about it.
A bunch of us decided to take this further and create an event for Techies in Jordan, and this is where Ammman Tech Tuesday (AmmanTT) came about.
The first event had huge outcome a lot bigger than we thought, so we decided to get more organized and work harder to make the 2nd event a success, and it was very well prepared and had a good outcome.
We have decided t create different themes and synergize with a sister entity, we had a good run with The Open Source Group, and the next event will be with 7iber and the theme will be about Social Media and how it is being implemented in terms of activism, marketing, commercialized and what have you.
The core team (at least that’s what we call ourselves) consist of :
Sari Al Hiari: Enterprise Architect but has moved to Riyadh, KSA @Sarihiari
Khaled Elahmad: A social media shusmo lol @Shusmo
Ofcourse this event is a community based and loads and loads of people are behind the scene, like Malik Shishtawi, Mohammed Tarakiyee, Saeed Omar, Bassam Ali, Mohamad Obeidat, Izzedeen Obeidat, and many many more.
Video Editing and Live stream is being done by Aramram Web TV http://www.aramram.com
We do meet every Monday and we are on a daily email spat! LOL
We have a selection process where we meet after each event to decide on the theme and the speakers selection of the upcoming one.
Once we agree on the new theme, we create a pool of speakers and take any suggestion from the website as long it is relevant to the theme.
Then we contact the potential candidates and inform them of our selection process and they get to send us the topic an a presentation in 10 to 14 days. Finally the core team vote which speakers to have on.
We always come up with new ideas on how to make the next event vibrant and fresh. Please do visit our website and drop us a line or two.
We are also looking for ways to change the format of presentation, if you have a new idea please do share it with us at http://www.ammantt.com/get-involved/
AmmanTT vidoes: http://www.ammantt.com/videos/
AmmanTT photos: http://www.ammantt.com/images/