Definitely, a great step towards having more dynamics in the Jordanian IT idle community. A step that should have started many years ago in a country like Jordan, where there are a lot of IT geeks, talents and experts. Big thanks to all who worked hard to get this all together.
As a start the organization level is satisfactory and promising. Keeping the same momentum I believe we will have better organization.
That said, I found myself obliged to give my comments, hoping that organizers will take my critique with an open mind.
20 minutes per presentations? 3 presentations in 2 hours? I don’t think so. That is definitely a very aggressive time line. 20 minutes are –and were – not enough to present any subject properly. I believe the time table was crowded! For 2 hours event I believe having more than 2 speakers is too much. I believe the ideal division of time is to give 30 minutes for each presentation plus 10-15 minutes for discussions. That will leave 10-20 minutes for the coffee break.
Wait! There weren’t any coffee breaks! It was pushed to the end of the event –so the word “break” was not valid any more. I believe there should be a real coffee to refresh and to network before we get to the next session. I felt very tired to start networking at 9:30 PM
The first presentation was good and insightful; everybody needs to have an idea about the legalities related to starting a new business.
The second presentation – with all respect – was below expectations. I believe it did not even cover e-commerce 101. Real challenges were not highlighted and real and proven solutions were not proposed.
As for the third speaker – Mr. Usama Fayyadh – I believe it was very insightful and touchy to the core! We are really far behind. I have really enjoyed every single moment of presentation – Though I believe it was kind of preachy presentation for D1G.com
Overall, I believe it was a nice event to attend and I will definitely attend and preach for the next Amman Tech Tuesday.
One last thought, I wonder how such a community face an issue with the venue, have to beg for it and trouble with the final moment cancellation of the reservation! IT is a strategic choice for Jordan and we keep hearing that from officials all the time. I wonder where are they to support such events or at least secure a proper venue for such great movements.