A plea from a friend in Egypt

Posted: February 23, 2011 in Reform
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The recent and current events in the Middle East are both deeply disturbing (in the cases of government brutality and uncertain futures) and at the same time providing the whole region with new-found hope of democracy and freedom. The events in Egypt have especially moved me, since I have many friends and ex-colleagues in and around Cairo. I’m proud of what the citizens of Egypt have accomplished so far and I stand firmly behind initiatives to stabilize and reform the country.

Today I received this email from my friend Rami Ayad, who is a very skilled IT professional having just started his own company:

Dear Ole,

Thanks again for your support

As you know, Egyptians are coming together to face the current challenges of revolution impacts; that is not clear for public until this moment; however the Intellectuals can see it according to the current indicators

some of this coming challenges is IT employment, for that professionals are going to lose their jobs soon;since there is a lot of IT professionals have been engaged on the Egyptian electronic government projects and others, but unfortunately the most of that projects will be suspended soon
In order that i am trying to help on solving that coming issue via my new software company to gain some opportunities could be helpful at the soon challenges

I am not claiming long history or good experience as company ; however my only objective is finding new job opportunities for good IT professionals, that can safe them suitable income ; so that i am asking your help if you are care and can support.

lastly, please let me say that all Egypt are working now, not to gain profit but to survive; so that we all glad to do our best with no profit.

Awaiting your relay

Rami Ayad

His words made a great impression on me. In fact, the way I see it, this is our opportunity to show solidarity with our Egyptian and Middle Eastern brothers and sisters in a very real way. Therefore, if you have any IT-related jobs within any of the major programming languages, please do consider Rami and his company. You’ll find details on his LinkedIn profile.

Rami – and the rest of you guys – good luck!

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