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About Us

Middle East & Africa (MEA) ALM Community is an independent, non -profit community, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management tools and technologies. The key mission of our community is to provide a strong and vibrant community for the different roles involved in software development and delivery to enable them build better software using Microsoft Visual Studio Tools and Technologies. In MEA ALM Community, our respected Professionals, MVPs and experts will be discussing all the aspects of the Application Lifecycle (Governance, Development, Testing, Maintenance, etc…) as well as the tooling that enables teams to develop better software..

Team Members

  • Ayman El-Hattab

    Ayman El-Hattab

    SharePoint Practice Lead

    Ayman El-Hattab is a Regional Technology Evangelist focusing on helping software professionals and organizations build better SharePoint solutions using Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management technologies and tools. Ayman has been in this role since 2010 and has presented at many conferences all over the Middle East & Africa about SharePoint 2007/2010/2013, ALM, Team Foundation Server, C#, ASP.NET and Microsoft Business Intelligence technologies. Ayman is also a SharePoint Most Valuable Professional [SharePoint MVP], ALM Ranger, published author (SharePoint 2010/13 Unleashed) and an enthusiastic speaker who enjoys working with the online and offline developer communities all over the world. Ayman is a Co-founder of MEA ALM Community & SharePoint4Arabs, community lead at Egypt SharePoint User Group and an organizer for several SharePoint Saturday events. Outside of work, Ayman can be found watching soccer games, playing Xbox games or watching documentary movies.

  • Hosam Kamel

    Hosam Kamel

    Regional Technology Solution Professional (MEA Center of Expertise)

    Hosam Kamel is a Regional Technology Solution Professional at MEA Center of Expertise focusing on development tools and application lifecycle management technologies and tools. Hosam is also a Visual Studio ALM Ranger who can often be seen speaking about software development, most frequently about software development lifecycle and web technologies in many events. He has an interest in and knowledge of Microsoft Technology in general and, more specifically, Development tools. His goal is to enable people to do better software development using the best practices at development, infrastructure and architecture level making use of great tools provided by Microsoft.  Hosam is also an active contributor to the official Microsoft ASP.NET forums.

  • Mohamed Radwan

    Senior ALM Consultant (Marvel ALM)

    Mohamed Radwan is a Visual Studio ALM MVP, Senior ALM Consultant @ Marvel ALM with 10+ years of experience in the software industry (Architecture, Design, Development and Management) specializing in Microsoft Technologies and Agile Methodologies with a customer list that spans the Middle East. M.Radwan’s areas of focus are: C# / .NET, ASP.NET, MVC, JQuery, TDD, BDD, Team Build, TFS, Application Architecture, Agile, Process Automation and Improvement, Configuration Management and Automation. M.Radwan is the founder of TFSEG User Group, Co-founder of MEAALM Community, the author of DevMagicFake Mocking Framework and a frequent speaker in different Microsoft events.
    M.Radwan also holds M.Sc. of Computer Sciences and Information Technology in Agile Methodologies.
    M.Radwan holds number of Microsoft certifications including MCT, MCPD, MCITP in EPM, MCTS (7), MCSD, MCAD and CIW

  • Ahmed Nasr

    ALM Consultant (Independent)

    Ahmed Nasr is an ALM / TFS Consultant, specializing in helping customers and companies improve their software processes by using the Microsoft ALM tools. Ahmed was VP of Technology at DashSoft. He has over 3 years of experience in Data Warehousing using Teradata and was one of the Pre-Launch teams in Etialast .Since 2005 he has been working with various technologies (Microsoft ASP.NET, WCF, dotnetnuke, Silverlight, Oracle, Teradata...).He has an interest in and knowledge of Microsoft Technologies in general and more specifically Team Foundation System. He has Passion for Agile and software process customization. He loves to learn new technologies, practices and spreading knowledge.Ahmed is also a community lead at MEA ALM Community and member in dotnetwork community. Also he is a public speaker in Microsoft Open Door Event in Egypt 2012 and Cairo Code Camp Events. Outside work Ahmed loves going to cinema, playing games and enjoy going on safari.

  • Ahmed Al-Asaad

    Ahmed Al-Asaad

    Consultant (Lajak Technologies)

    Ahmed Al-Asaad is an independent consultant. He has expertise in leading teams, software architecture, systems integration, software audits, Biztalk, Windows client and web development, SOA, SQL Server and other technologies. Ahmed has a Bachelor degree in Computer Systems Engineering and a Master's degree in Technology Innovation Management. He presented in Techdays, Ottawa .NET Community (ODNC), and OttawaCodeCamp.

  • Mohamed Raouf Chebri

    Mohamed Raouf Chebri

    Technical Evangelist (Microsoft)

    Mohamed Raouf is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Algeria since 2010 who is responsible for Visual Studio and Windows 8, Phone and Azure Apps. 
    Raouf started my career as a Software Developer where he was first introduced to ALM using Microsoft tools and technologies, and then he joined Microsoft as a Technical Audience Marketing Executive where he enjoyed being among the Developer Community, then he went through a program named MACH (Microsoft Academy for College Hires)

  • Mohamed Omar

    Mohamed Omar

    Regional Technology Solution Professional

    Mohammed Omar is an ALM Consultant with more than 6 years’ experience in Microsoft Technologies including C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET (MVC/Web-Forms), Software Architecture, Agile Methodologies, Entity Framework, WCF, Source Safe, Team Foundation Server, and SharePoint. Mohammed is a Community Leader at MEA ALM Community and holds a number of Microsoft Certificates including MCP, MCTS, MCAD, MCSD and MCPD. He also holds M.Sc. in Computer Sciences and Information Technology in Application Lifecycle Management. When he has free time, Mohamed enjoys playing Piano & Guitar and spending time on Flight Simulation.

  • Ayman Zaza

    Ayman Zaza

    Senior ALM Consultant (NBK)

    Ayman Zaza is a certified Team foundation Server and ALM expert who is currently working for National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) as a Senior Process Specialist and an ALM/TFS consultant. Throughought his career, Ayman has helped many teams and customers in several countries to fully understand Microsoft Application Lifecycle Technologies and tools to enhance their software processes.

  • Maher Jendoubi

    Maher Jendoubi

    Senior Developer (Institut Gustave Roussy)

    Maher Jendoubi is a Senior Silverlight Developer and an MCTS based in Paris. Maher currently works in the healthcare field at Institut Gustave Roussy as a software engineer and a software solution architect where he specializes in enterprise application development. This is the area where Maher helps other developers to build Silverlight applications by providing architecture, demos and solutions. Maher is also passionate about developing XAML applications with Visual Studio and Blend..

  • Bilel El Omrani

    Bilel El Omrani

    Project Manager (IP-TECH)

    Bilel El Omrani is a Project Manager at IP-TECH with 5+ years of experience in the software industry. Bilel is an Agile Practitioner and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist who focuses on .NET, ALM/TFS, Silverlight, LOB Applications and more. Bilel is also an active contributor on MEA ALM Community and a frequent speaker in Microsoft events in Tunisia..

  • Shady Najib

    Shady M. Najib

    Senior Software Developer (Raya Software)

    Shady Najib is an agilest, a software architect wannabe, a senior software developer with 5+ years of experience in the software industry, MCPD, MCTS and a developer-community enthusiast; (Co-)founder of ASGE, Egypt IT Community Calendar, FCIH Blog, MS3arab, DotNetWork.

  • Haddy El-Haggan

    Haddy El-Haggan

    Microsoft Student Partner

    Haddy El-Haggan is an Egyptian Microsoft Student Partner with passion for Microsoft technologies in general and Cloud Computing in specific. Haddy is always seeking the new coming invention, love to help others get in touch with the latest Microsoft Technologyies and he has high belief in the change by youth.

  • Houda Afifi

    Houda Afifi


    Houda is the president of the Microsoft Lab and a member of Security and Hacking lab at Ecole Supérieure VINCI.

  • Anass ELHAMIDI

    Anass ELHAMIDI


    Anass ELHAMIDI is a member of the Microsoft Lab as well as JEUNV Association of Young Entrepreneurs at Ecole Supérieure VINCI.

  • Fadwa Jebri

    Fadwa Jerbi

    Software Engineer

    Fadwa Jerbi is a Microsoft Certified Software Developer who is passionate about different Microsoft technologies. Fadwa had different opportunities to work with Microsoft technologies such as ASP.NET and SharePoint Server using different Agile methodologies and practices. Outside of work, she enjoys playing volley ball, cooking and playing videos games.

  • Nermine Mortada

    Nermine Mortada


    Nermine Mortada is a member of the Microsoft Lab at Ecole Supérieure VINCI.

  • Rafi Aulaya

    Rafi Aulaya


    Rafi Aulaya is the Vice President of the Security and Hacking Lab as well as the Microsoft Lab at Ecole Supérieure VINCI.

  • Safae BOUHILA

    Safae BOUHILA

    Safae BOUHILA is a member of the Microsoft Lab at Ecole Supérieure VINCI.

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