A FOSS enthusiast, her main interest is adapting and delivering technology to non techies, and training them in making it their own. She co-founded the Egyptian GNU/Linux Users Group (EGLUG) in 2004, and has extensive experience in working with NGOs, human rights activists, and children on web technologies and new media. She won the Best of Blogs (BOBs) and Reporters without Borders award together with her husband in 2005.
Manal Hassan holds a BA in Statistics and Computer Science from Ain Shams University, Egypt. She's the community coordinator for Arab Techies Collective, besides coordinating the Localise Software sub-project and co-coordinating the Training sub-project for ANLoc.
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