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November

17th, November 2017
eventNetworking event

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Details TBD

November

13th, November 2017
eventTechnology for Entrepreneurs

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

The session is on “Technology for Entrepreneurs” by Rebecca Garcia, focusing on how people can use technology to start their businesses and help their existing businesses. The session will be moderated by the SIGs Evangelist, our Charter Member and renowned Trainer Mohsin Lodhi. It will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 at The Hive Islamabad from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm.

Rebecca co-founded CoderDojo NYC, a nonprofit teaching youth to code as a part of the free global movement CoderDojo, with over 1000 chapters in 70 countries. Rebecca was also a Developer Evangelist at Squarespace, CTO at Greatist and Developer at DoSomething.org. Partnerships and speaking engagements have included Google, Capital One, Yale University, Brown University and Columbia University. You can learn more about Rebecca here.

This event will cater to invite-only professionals from corporate, startup, academic, public and development sectors. Please note that the session is free of charge but has a limited capacity. This invitation is exclusively for you and is non-transferable. Also, the event cannot be advertised on social media or other media platforms (prior to the event).

Please register by 3:00 pm on Friday 10th November, 2017 to ensure your participation. Only registered and confirmed participants will be accommodated. Since the seating is limited, I encourage you to register as early as possible to avoid the space running out: https://goo.gl/3yTpfM

The Hive, Islamabad

October

31st, October 2017
eventThe Importance of Cyber Security in Today’s Internet

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

OPEN Islamabad and The Hive, in collaboration with United States Embassy are pleased to invite you to an exclusive session on “The Importance of Cyber Security in Today’s Internet” by Syed Junaid Ali Gilani and Mehzad Sahar on October 31, 2017 at The Hive Islamabad from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Syed Junaid Ali Gilani is a seasoned Information Security Professional, Keynote speaker and lecturer with 7+ years of experience in multidimensional organizations including PTCL, ZTE and Government of Pakistan. Currently he is serving Nayatel Pvt. Ltd. as Deputy Manager Network Security. In addition, he has experience in Security Governance, Risk Management, Policy Compliance and security awareness.

Mehzad Sahar is an Information Security C level Executive, Keynote Speaker, Visionary, an eloquent strategist with a flair for Information Security creativity, with 19+ years of experience and currently working as Head/Director Business security in Telenor Pakistan. He has effectively crafted Information Security framework and Infrastructure Design for different Information Systems, national level policy making and implementation, Security Risk Management, across different industries.

Please register by 12pm Monday Oct 30. Only registered and confirmed participants will be accommodated.
You can register here: https://goo.gl/hLfaVH

The Hive, Islamabad

September

14th, September 2017
eventLeading with Emotional Intelligence

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

For long, it has been believed that success at the workplace depends on your intelligence quotient (IQ) as reflected in your academic achievements, exams passed, marks obtained, and so on. All these are instances of intelligence are of the academic variety. But how smart are you outside the classroom, faced with life’s difficult moments? Here, you need a different kind of resourcefulness. You need, what is called, emotional intelligence or emotional quotient (EQ), which is a different way of being smart.

Join us on September 14th for an insightful session on the much needed topic by the SIGs Evangelist, our Charter Member and renowned trainer Mohsin Lodhi.

Please register by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 to ensure your participation. Only registered and confirmed participants will be accommodated.

Summarily, the event details are:

Date & Time: September 14, 2017 (5pm – 7pm)
Venue: The Hive, Islamabad
Participation charges: PKR 500 (members) PKR 1000 (non-members)

The Hive, Islamabad

August

18th, August 2017
eventOPEN Islamabad – 10th Networking Event

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Your network is your net worth! Start investing in it now. We believe a simple hello could lead to a million things. Open Islamabad is giving you this great opportunity to connect with leaders of various industries while enjoying some fine food and ambiance. You can expect to see:

- Charter members of OPEN
- Top executives from Telcos
- C-level executives of IT companies
- Deans and Heads of leading universities
- Business owners from a variety of industry verticals like manufacturing, health care, real estate etc and some amazing women who are trying to add value and redefining society with leadership skills.

PARTICIPATION CHARGES:
PKR 500 for OPEN members
PKR 1000 for everyone else
Payments on spot for non-members.

Note: Registrations is mandatory.
Use this link to register: https://goo.gl/forms/XBBAa67PJUlUIQw12

July

17th, July 2017
eventFinance for Entrepreneurs

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

“Finance for Entrepreneurs” by Dr. Andrew Scheuermann. The session will be moderated by the Leadership Drive SIGs Evangelist, our Charter Member and renowned Trainer Mohsin Lodhi.

Andrew did his Ph.D. from Stanford University, and has been deeply involved in entrepreneurship education. He was one of the early team members that built StartX, one of the top startup accelerators in the world. Andrew is skilled in venture fundraising and is one of the ‘fundraising architects’ in the StartX community to help other founders who have collectively raised over $2B dollars. He also helped start the Stanford Entrepreneurship Network, Stanford startup weekend, and the Accel Innovations Scholars program.

This event will cater to invite-only professionals from corporate, startup, academic, public and development sectors. Please note that the session is free of charge but has a limited capacity. This invitation is exclusively for you and is non-transferable. Also, the event cannot be advertised on social media or other media platforms (prior to the event).

The Hive – 1st Floor, Plot 14E, Manzoor Plaza, Block D, Blue Area, Fazle Haq Road, Islamabad

May

15th, May 2017
eventEntrepreneurial Marketing

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

This is an exclusive session by OPEN Islamabad (Leadership Drive SIG) and The Hive, in collaboration with US Embassy as a part of US Embassy’s Entrepreneurship Speaker Series program. The session is on “Entrepreneurial Marketing” by Dr. Terence Jackson, moderated by the SIGs Evangelist, our Charter Member and renowned Trainer Mohsin Lodhi.

It will be held on May 15, 2017 at The Hive Islamabad from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm.

Dr. Terence Jackson is CEO and Managing Partner of Jackson Consulting Group, which partners with organizations to align strategy, people, and processes to optimize and sustain peak business performance. He has also worked on developing integrated marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 organizations while working as a director of sales for a multi-million dollar advertising firm. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Management, Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University in Minneapolis.

This event will cater to invite-only professionals from corporate, startup, academic, public and development sectors. Please note that the session is free of charge but has a limited capacity. This invitation is exclusively for you and is non-transferable. Also, the event cannot be advertised on social media or other media platforms (prior to the event).

The Hive – 1st Floor, Plot 14E, Manzoor Plaza, Block D, Blue Area, Fazle Haq Road, Islamabad.

April

24th, April 2017
eventIntellectual Property Rights and Contract Law

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

This an exclusive session by OPEN Islamabad and The Hive, in collaboration with US Embassy as part of US Embassy’s Entrepreneurship Speaker Series program. The session is “ Intellectual Property Rights and Contract Law.” by Haris Bajwa on April 24, 2017 at The Hive Islamabad from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

Haris Z. Bajwa has spent over a decade developing and defending patents for the world’s leading innovating companies – including Google, Broadcom, NEC, Alcatel Lucent, Samsung, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Fuji Electronics, and AOL. He has worked as a patent examiner for the US Patent & Trademark Office, as well as for some of the leading firms in this field (Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP and Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC).

His areas of expertise include the following developing patent strategies, development of robust domestic and international patent portfolios and analyzing patent-related risks and opportunities.

Mr. Bajwa’s technical expertise spans the fields of mechanical products, semiconductors, business methods, networking and wireless communications, cloud computing, mobile devices, web browsers, geographical information systems (GIS), large-scale data analysis and storage, databases and structures, image processing, analog and digital circuits, and consumer electronic devices.

This event will cater to invite-only professionals from corporate, startup, academic, public and development sectors. Please note that the session is free of charge but has a limited capacity. This invitation is exclusively for you and is non-transferable. Also, the event cannot be advertised on social media or other media platforms (prior to the event).

The Hive – 1st Floor, Plot 14E, Manzoor Plaza, Block D, Blue Area, Fazle Haq Road, Islamabad.

April

14th, April 2017
eventIntroducing PostrgeSQL Backup and Recovery Manager

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

We are holding our 8th event of PostgreSQL User Group in partnership with 2ndQuadrant on 14th of April, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

There will be live session with Gabriele Bartolini, who is a long time PostgreSQL community member, Project Leader of Barman and Head of support at 2ndQuadrant. Gabriele will be talking about backup strategies and disaster recovery systems that you can use to secure your critical PostgreSQL databases.

Gabriele will also be walking us through the following areas:

- System and Database requirements to use barman
- Principles (integration, usability, automation) and available features (remote and incremental backup & recovery, multiple servers, bi-modal WAL archiving, WAL compression, etc) of barman
- Backup types & scope
- Methods both for backup and recovery
- Relevant case studies

Barman is written and maintained by engineers at 2ndQuadrant, so you really don’t want to miss the chance of learning from the guy who conceived this tool! :)

Keeping the consistency in check, the talk will be followed by pizza and networking session. We look forward to seeing you all there. We have a limited capacity so please RSVP at your earliest.

Registration charges: 500 PKR

xFlow Research, Basement, Software Technology Park, Service Road North, Sector I-9/3, Islamabad

April

10th, April 2017
eventPanel: UX Beyond Software – UX & Design Thinking SIG

5:15 PM – 7:30 PM

Registration is mandatory, please follow the link:
https://goo.gl/forms/XTDyliySLc4lU5bP2

When we talk of UX the first thing that comes to our minds is a website, a software or a mobile application. But we often forget that user experience is one of the main components of any industry. “People don’t buy products anymore, they buy experiences that are meaningful to them”. Pepsico’s Chief Design Officer.

The behaviors of customers are changing: the way they look at things now is different than 20 years ago. They have so many channels of communication and information that their decisions are being influenced by the current and future trends. In order to stay competitive we have to work along with the user in the design process to address each and every need which increases the chances of our products and services to have a good customer base.

Panelists:

Franziska Scheinhardt is based in Berlin, Germany. As a passionate Design Thinker and Social Innovator she deeply believes in the principles of user-centered design. Franziska has worked at Education Innovation LAB, Germany, to foster innovations in the educational sector, concluding a comprehensive user research and product development project about digital learning in schools.

Ludger Herget is studying Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at TU Berlin, is a rental-preneur from Germany. He is researching the housing market for short term accommodation in Berlin. As an Airbnb superhost, he has curated user experience for guests from all over the world. By sharing and living with more than 1000 guests in his home, Ludger has a few stories about meaningful UX from real life experience.

Aneeqa Ishaq is an User Experience expert and has worked in several product & services companies before starting her own company IDEATE. She has a Masters degree in Learning, Design and Technology from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s in EE from NUST. Aneeqa previously worked at Telenor Pakistan where she led the User-centered Design movement. Before this, she led User Experience design, feature conceptualization and information architecture design for award winning product: Vive at Lutron Electronics, USA.

DATE/TIME/VENUE:
Monday, April 10, 2017, 5:30pm-7:30pm
The Hive, Islamabad.

PARTICIPATION CHARGES:
PKR 500 for OPEN members
PKR 1000 for everyone else

Please note that your participation will be confirmed by OPEN team after you fill in this form. Participation charges will be collected at the registration desk on the event day.

The Hive – 1st Floor, Plot 14E, Manzoor Plaza, Block D, Blue Area, Fazle Haq Road, Islamabad.

March

28th, March 2017
eventA Talk by Rhett Power

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

This is a session by OPEN Islamabad and The Hive, in collaboration with US Embassy as part of US Embassy’s Entrepreneurship Speaker Series program. The session is “Entrepreneurship Do’s and Don’ts” by Rhett Power on March 28, 2017 at The Hive Islamabad from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm.

Rhett is an Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Columnist at Inc. and a member of the United States Department of State’s International Speakers Program. He travels the globe speaking about entrepreneurship, leadership, and management alongside the likes of Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann, AOL Founder Steve Case, and President Barack Obama. He is the co-founder of Wild Creations (one of Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing US Companies that won over 40 national awards for their innovative toys) and the co-author of two bestselling books: One Million Frogs and Entrepreneur’s Book Of Actions. Rhett was named as one of the world’s top 100 business bloggers in 2015. You can learn about Rhett at his website.

Please register by 3pm on Friday, March 24, 2017 to ensure your participation. Only registered and confirmed participants can be accommodated. Since the seating is limited, I encourage you to register as early as possible to avoid the space running out.

The Hive – 1st Floor, Plot 14E, Manzoor Plaza, Block D, Blue Area, Fazle Haq Road, Islamabad.

March

15th, March 2017
eventFostering Leadership In Women – Leadership Drive SIG

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

* Registration is mandatory.

It’s the spirit, not the statistics which matters. If we get into statistics, we will hardly get an encouraging image of female presence in the leadership role in Pakistan. Owing to the common challenges, women leadership is on the rise at an astonishing pace. We have seen a significant number of women making it on multiple fronts during the last decade.

In celebration of rising women excellence, OPEN’s 5th Leadership Drive session is dedicated to all those emerging women leaders, managers, entrepreneurs who are making their way forward by cutting through the social and cultural stigmas. The session aims to serve as a catalyst to women at all career levels who aspire to develop leadership acumen, learn the art of breaking the glass ceiling, overcome self-limiting beliefs, to strategically navigate through the leadership maze!

Our panel consists of two iconic women; Shahnaz Kapadia and Ayesha Iqbal who will be sharing the secrets of tapping into hidden potential and conquering the challenges women face in the entrepreneurial and corporate sector while moving up on a leadership ladder.

The session will provide a learning and networking platform which encourages participation of young females from all education and career levels who aim to develop and polish their leadership & management acumen in corporate, government or business sector.

REGISTRATION LINK:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScppiWd4CTxO8pX9aYwNPwPdHIzvn3LFkpa_G0KwOlIn91c_Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

PARTICIPATION CHARGES:
PKR 500 for OPEN members
PKR 1000 for everyone else

Looking forward to seeing you all!

The Hive – 1st Floor, Plot 14E, Manzoor Plaza, Block D, Blue Area, Fazle Haq Road, Islamabad.

February

24th, February 2017
eventOPEN Islamabad 9th Networking Event

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Photos from the event: https://www.facebook.com/pg/openislamabad/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1296590043756986

Note: Registrations is mandatory.

Use this link to register: https://goo.gl/forms/VR7oDlat1XugHTUy2

Your network is your net worth! Start investing in it now. We believe a simple hello could lead to a million things. Open Islamabad is giving you this great opportunity to connect with leaders of various industries while enjoying some fine food and ambience. You can expect to see:

- Charter members of OPEN

- Top executives from Telcos

- C-level executives of IT companies

- Deans and Heads of leading universities

- Business owners from a variety of industry verticals like manufacturing, health care, real estate etc and some amazing women who are trying to add value and redefining society with leadership skills.

PARTICIPATION CHARGES:

PKR 500 for OPEN members
PKR 1000 for everyone else

Payments on spot for non-members.

1969, Garden Avenue, Shakarparian National Park Islamabad, Pakistan-44000

February

3rd, February 2017
eventThe future of Immersive Experiences: Design Thinking & UX

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Registration is mandatory, please follow the link:
https://goo.gl/forms/jWSx6mVoC9AByQ9f2

Ever heard about the terms AR, VR or Mixed Reality? These systems will define the future of immersive experiences for mankind in almost all fields such as class room education, infotainment, retail and advertisments etc. In this guest talk by Asad J. Malik we will explore these futuristic technologies and learn about their applications. If you are interested in learning about the latest trends in experience design and human-computer interaction, this is the right talk for you!

ABOUT ASAD J. MALIK:
1RIC is the pseudonym of Asad J. Malik, a designer and artist working with Mixed Reality. Asad has previously worked on many speculative design projects that have gained international recognition. This includes a project in which he made abstract portraits by scanning his own brain. He’s currently working on an unexplored territory by building apps and experiences for the Hololens. In this interactive session he shares his work, talks about the history and future of computer interfaces as he demos the Hololens.

DATE/TIME/VENUE:Friday, February 3, 2016, 5:30pm-7:30pm
The Hive, Islamabad.

PARTICIPATION CHARGES:

PKR 500 for OPEN members
PKR 1000 for everyone else

Please note that your participation will be confirmed by OPEN team after you fill in this form. Participation charges will be collected at the registration desk on the event day.

The Hive – 1st Floor, Plot 14E, Manzoor Plaza, Block D, Blue Area, Fazle Haq Road, Islamabad.

January

26th, January 2017
eventIntellectual Property & Patents

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

This is an interactive session around Intellectual property, patents and related matters for technology organisations. The session will be conducted by Haris Zaheer Bajwa, who is Attorney At Law at Bajwa IP Law Firm. The event is structured to have an opening presentation by Haris, followed by an open discussion and Q&A. The objective is to address questions, concerns and ambiguities around matters around Intellectual Property of an organisation.

Haris is an IP attorney (based between NYC/Dubai) who has managed IP portfolios for some leading tech companies including Google, Broadcom, NEC, Alcatel Lucent, Samsung, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Fuji Electronics, and AOL. He’s been involved in development and sale of billion dollars plus patent portfolios. In Pakistan, he’s working with some of the industry in Faisalabad and Sialkot regarding IP matters, and has also been engaged with the Ministry of IT & Telecom.

Higher Education Commission office in H-9.

January

20th, January 2017
eventPostgreSQL Performance & Tuning

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

As promised, we plan to hold our 7th session on 20th January. Topic of focus this time will be ‘Performance’.

Haroon will walk us through various tips and tricks on how we can enhance PostgreSQL performance while highlighting some typical pitfalls people encounter. If you are planning for capacity, doing scalability analysis, or simply facing degradation in performance of your apps or queries running against PostgreSQL, you should definitely attend this session.

The talk will be followed by refreshments and networking.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

xFlow Research, Basement, Software Technology Park, Service Road North, Sector I-9/3, Islamabad

January

4th, January 2017
eventUX Design Talk with Saba Zaidi : Design & UX SIG OPEN Islamabad

5:15 PM – 7:45 PM

Registration is Mandatory, follow this link:

https://goo.gl/CDcnxh

So, it’s not about making things pretty?

You’ve probably heard of this thing called, “Design;”; maybe you even practice it. But do you ever find it challenging to explain what it is or why it’s important to your friends, team, or even to yourself? This talk will walk through the role of User Experience (UX) Design in product development through a case study from Google, remove some misconceptions, and share tips for building a case for design within your team, despite constraints.

Speaker Bio

Saba is a Senior Interaction Designer at Google HQ, where she has been working for the last 3+ years. She graduated from Harvard in engineering (EECS) in 2011 and has attended DLab Design course at MIT and International Development Design Summit (IDDS) in Ghana. She finds design to be a perfect mix of her technical and creative interests. She is originally from Rawalpindi, where her family still lives. She has volunteered for TCF Silicon Valley chapter and was a remote organizer for IDDS Lahore.

DATE/TIME/VENUE:
Wednesday, January 4, 2016, 5:15pm-7:45pm
The Hive, Islamabad.

PARTICIPATION CHARGES:
PKR 500 for OPEN members
PKR 1000 for everyone else

Please note that your participation will be confirmed by OPEN team after you fill in this form. Participation charges will be collected at the registration desk on the event day.

The Hive – 1st Floor, Plot 14E, Manzoor Plaza, Block D, Blue Area, Fazle Haq Road, Islamabad.

December

29th, December 2016
eventData Science Workshop

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

OPEN Islamabad is organizing an exclusive full day workshop on Data Science in collaboration with the world renowned startup Data Science Dojo. The workshop will be conducted by the founder/CEO of the company himself, Dr Raja Iqbal. Dr Raja holds a PhD in Computer Science from Tulane University and has previously worked as a Data Scientist at Microsoft.

Data Science Dojo is a world renowned training company based out of Redmond, Washington, dedicated to enabling professionals to extract actionable insights from data. The company has trained more than 2000 data scientists so far and has received stunning reviews by participants.

This one day workshop is specially tailored to familiarize people with Data Exploration, Visualization and Feature Engineering. Participants will be required to spend 4-5 hours in pre-requisite learning to make the best out of the workshop.

Please note that there are limited seats and your participation will be confirmed subsequently by the organizing team. If you’d like to attend, please register using the link below:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuFJrjAGFMDGHY2u-a1SZ999qoQvAA8IKIZPUfwAlyOzyYgA/viewform?c=0&w=1

NUCES (FAST) Islamabad

December

23rd, December 2016
eventSIG Leadership Drive – Getting & staying out of the BOX

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

* Registration is mandatory.

Getting in and staying in the box restricts our perspective and makes us sick, unlikable, and mediocre performer.

We get stuck when we have problems we can’t see. Since we can’t see them, we don’t even know they exist. We mistakenly think the problems are something else, ignoring the real issue. Put yourself in the picture. Since you can only see things from your closed and limited perspective – and since, like most people, you probably resist the suggestion that the truth lies outside of things you’ve considered – you are primarily in a box, that is “cut off, closed up, and blind.”

Are you aware of your shortcomings? Or maybe, the problem is that you don’t know them.

Leadership is AUTHENTICITY, not a STYLE.”

Success and power of influence depends on being out of the box.

Registration link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPUUF-p3_9lKy2nZvh8U0WrpMKzrIkzfzCEt4YK3bixluRfg/viewform?c=0&w=1

PARTICIPATION CHARGES:
PKR 500 for OPEN members
PKR 1000 for everyone else

Looking forward to seeing you all!

The Hive – 1st Floor, Plot 14E, Manzoor Plaza, Block D, Blue Area, Fazle Haq Road, Islamabad.

November

26th, November 2016
eventAnnual Forum 2016

10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

For the 3rd year in a row, OPEN Islamabad brings you its flagship event, Annual Forum 2016! Themed around “Entrepreneurship: Finding Order in Chaos”, this year we will focus on the various challenges faced by an entrepreneurial venture at different stages of its lifecycle. Our speakers are people who have “been there, done that” and are in an excellent position to share their experiences and key takeaways for all of you!

As an attendee, you can expect to be walked through the different phases in an entrepreneurial journey, from conception, through building teams, leveraging a mentor network, and scaling, highlighting the challenges an entrepreneur faces at each phase and how to tackle them.

Besides hearing the speakers, you can expect this to be an excellent opportunity to network. Your fellow-attendees will be 500+ invite-only entrepreneurs and professionals from a diverse group including but not limited to corporate, startups, academia, government and development sectors.

Jinnah Auditorium, NUST H-12 Campus Islamabad

November

4th, November 2016
eventIntroducing PostGIS – The most powerful GIS a Database Could Provide

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are being very commonly used in our daily lives. Location-based services with the help of location-aware devises are also on the rise. The need of GIS solutions are pretty much in demand in the local market. PostgreSQL provides a strong back-end GIS support with the help of an extension called PostGIS, that can be used to develop and deploy useful GIS solutions.

PostGIS has the ability to deal with spatial data (both vector and raster). In this session, we will take a look on working of PostGIS. How does spatial data is stored in PostgreSQL tables? What spatial functions are available in PostGIS which can be used in SQL to get interesting results? And finally how PostGIS can connect to well-know open source GIS & Visualisation desktop software such as QGIS.

Join us as Dr Ali Tahir walks us through the wonderful world of PostGIS.

xFlow Research, Basement, Software Technology Park, Service Road North, Sector I-9/3, Islamabad

September

30th, September 2016
eventSIG Leadership Drive: Challenges a Leader faces

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

* Registration is Mandatory

People don’t fail because they don’t have any goal or a plan. They fail because of wrong strategy or tactics. Leadership is not through position, title, or power but leadership is through actions. Successful leaders know what to do in the times of adversity and prosperity.

Is the leadership being a role model or is it acting before the crisis? Is leadership leading the under performers to peak performance or is it coaching the good to greatness? What is the real leadership?

It’s not what you know but how quickly you learn from others. So let’s learn from the experienced who have established the footprint of success for others to learn in the upcoming OPEN SIG Drive by meeting our worthy panelists “ Mr. Wahaj Siraj CEO of Nayatel, and Mr. Ather Imran, CEO of Sybrid Pakistan” at 5 pm on 30 September 2016 at the Hive Islamabad.

Please follow this link to register:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehGGz4qEPf5Tuni8y1e1NMHylTdQjLaFP2wKu3UQRduj1JVA/viewform?c=0&w=1

PARTICIPATION CHARGES:

PKR 500 for OPEN members
PKR 1000 for everyone else

Looking forward to see you all!

The Hive – 1st Floor, Plot 14E, Manzoor Plaza, Block D, Blue Area, Fazle Haq Road, Islamabad.

September

23rd, September 2016
eventPostgreSQL & The Cloud – Deploying PostgreSQL on Azure

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Microsoft Pakistan has partnered up with the PostgreSQL Special Interest Group in Islamabad to bring you “Open Source PostgreSQL on the Cloud”!

The session will be delivered by Ali Sufyan, whose profile you can view here: https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/PublicProfile/5000199?fullName=Ali%20Sufyan%20Butt

Registration Charges – Rs 500 (to cover refreshments)

Agenda:

• Introduction to Azure & its features

• Deploy a Ubuntu Linux VM on Azure

• Install and configure PostgreSQL on Ubuntu Linux Server hosted on Azure

• Build a quick demo Asp.net app and connect it through the database using EF 6.0 drivers for PostgreSQL

• Deploy the website on Azure

Besides this, Microsoft will also be distributing $100 Azure vouchers for all attendees of the session along with handing out other goodies.

This session is not to be missed at all!

xFlow Research, Basement, Software Technology Park, Service Road North, Sector I-9/3, Islamabad

September

2nd, September 2016
eventOPEN Islamabad’s Quarterly Networking Event

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Note: Registrations is mandatory.

Use this link to register:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjdY1eAP2yC9ahjftjVKqbVSS70goIX8J26fqxGQAxBzes8A/viewform?c=0&w=1

Your network is your net worth! Start investing in it now. We believe a simple hello could lead to a million things. Open Islamabad is giving you this great opportunity to connect with leaders of various industries while enjoying some fine food and ambience. You can expect to see:

- Charter members of OPEN
- Top executives from Telcos
- C-level executives of IT companies
- Deans and Heads of leading universities
- Business owners from a variety of industry verticals like manufacturing, health care, real estate etc and some amazing women who are trying to add value and redefining society with leadership skills.

PARTICIPATION CHARGES:

PKR 500 for OPEN members
PKR 1000 for everyone else

Payments on spot for non-members.

1969, Time Goes On

August

26th, August 2016
eventPostgreSQL High Availability – Replication and Autofailover

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Are you worried about your database server’s availability? Do you have Service Level Agreements that require continuous availability of your database? Does it take longer down time and maintenance window to bring the database back online? Does your application have to suffer because your database needs longer maintenance windows?

PostgreSQL provides the basic building blocks to build an HA (highly available) cluster. In this session, we will take a look at what PostgreSQL & its community has to offer that promises minimum downtime with auto-failover support.

xFlow Research, Basement, Software Technology Park, Service Road North, Sector I-9/3, Islamabad

August

18th, August 2016
eventSpecial Interest Group: Lean Startup Methodology

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

*Registration is Mandatory:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxo8qNmXEUN5EFMoRzNhpTzF4jm6Yx3FHBuonR2KOJDLrwtQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

OPEN Islamabad is starting a SIG (Special Interest Group) on the topic of Lean Startup Methodology to help local startups understand the basic principles of lean and its practical implementation.

We believe 90% of startups fail because they do not build what their customers need. Lean Startup Methodology is a technique that helps understand the needs of the customers and reduces the odds of failure.

“Success is not delivering a feature, it is learning how to solve customer’s problem” – Eric Ries, Founder of Lean Startup Methodology”

According to Steve Blank, “a startup is a temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model”, so the faster a startup learns, the lower would be its odds of failure.

This SIG would be run by Awais Naseer who is a Lean evangelist and practitioner for past several years. Awais has helped several local and international startups build dozens of products on lean principles. He is the founder and CEO of Softoven (Pvt.) Ltd., a lean product development agency based out of Islamabad with clients across the world.

Topics to be covered
The first Lean Startup SIG would cover the following topics:

a. Introduction to lean.
b. Why (with some stories) and how?
c. Introduction to lean terms (Prototype, MVP, Pivot etc.).
c. Introduction to Lean Canvas.

Register now

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxo8qNmXEUN5EFMoRzNhpTzF4jm6Yx3FHBuonR2KOJDLrwtQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

DATE/TIME/VENUE:
Thursday, August 18, 2016, 5-7pm
The Hive, Islamabad

PARTICIPATION CHARGES:

PKR 500 for OPEN members
PKR 1000 for everyone else

Please note that your participation will be confirmed by OPEN team after you fill in this form. Participation charges will be collected at the registration desk on the event day.

The Hive – 1st Floor, Plot 14E, Manzoor Plaza, Block D, Blue Area, Fazle Haq Road, Islamabad.

August

11th, August 2016
eventCustomer Journey Mapping: Design & UX SIG

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

* Pre-registration is mandatory.
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“Consumer journey mapping is at the center of all consumer-focused organizations and can transform many businesses.”-Patti Williams, Wharton Business School

A hands-on workshop to learn this powerful tool to provide the best experience to your customers.

DATE/TIME/VENUE:
Thursday, Aug 11, 2016, 5pm – 7:30pm
The Hive, Blue Area

PARTICIPATION CHARGES:
PKR 500 for OPEN members
PKR 1,000 for everyone else

TRAINER
This session will be conducted by Aneeqa Ishaq who is the leader of Design Thinking and User Experience SIG at OPEN. She is currently managing customer experience and service design at Telenor Pakistan. Aneeqa has a Masters degree in Learning, Design and Technology from Stanford University.

IMPORTANT NOTE
Please note that your participation will be confirmed by OPEN team after you submit the registration form. Participation charges will be collected at the registration desk on the event day.

The Hive – 1st Floor, Plot 14E, Manzoor Plaza, Block D, Blue Area, Fazle Haq Road, Islamabad.

August

5th, August 2016
eventSpecial Interest Group Leadership Drive: Team Engagement

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

*Registration is Mandatory
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScB3UVWzsdkkTYljQJ-4lniji9YT_eZeW9A2x0_9bVuwY6KuA/viewform?c=0&w=1

OPEN Islamabad would like to invite you for the second session of Leadership Drive SIG on Friday, August 5, 2016 at The Hive.

Topic of discussion is going to be:
Team Engagement- Commitment or Compliance.

Commitment, which appears to be a rare commodity found among the employees, invites us to revisit our strategies for employee engagement for boosting the performance. Performance getting through unleashing the potential instead of following the job descriptions needs the team members’ commitment. Commitment ensures success to achieve goals. In present times, getting a commitment is a leader’s biggest challenge because commitment is the result of choice, not circumstances. The difference between someone who’s not engaged vs. someone who is; is similar to the distinction between compliance and commitment. When someone is compliant, they just obey – doing what’s asked of them but no more. Typically they’re doing just enough to keep their job. Conversely, a committed employee will spend time and effort outside of regular business hours thinking about the work and solving problems, finding better ways to get the job done, seeking out new insights, and then acting on them.

Committed team members are involved, and research states that only 10% of the total employees are fully engaged in their jobs. Rest are either partially involved or not involved. Greater team engagement means accelerated financial returns through increased sales, higher profits, and satisfied customers.

Leaders’ capability to engage their teams is critical to employee engagement to elicit commitment, not compliance. So let’s discuss and find out how can you build team engagement strategies into your leadership development pursuit during the forthcoming OPEN Leadership Drive SIG discourse.

Participation charges are PKR 500 for OPEN members and PKR 1000 for the rest. Charges are payable at the registration desk on the event day.

The Hive – 1st Floor, Plot 14E, Manzoor Plaza, Block D, Blue Area, Fazle Haq Road, Islamabad.

July

22nd, July 2016
eventBig Data & PostgreSQL – Using TABLESAMPLE to Analyze Very Large Datasets

6:00 PM – 6:00 PM

One of the toughest challenges for data scientists is the speed at which their queries are processed when they are exploring for patterns in very large datasets. PostgreSQL has not traditionally been designed for such analytics, but the newly added TABLESAMPLE feature can be exploited to analyze big data very quickly. This session is about using this awesome new feature to extract data statistics very quickly from datasets that would otherwise take a very long time to return with results.
xFlow Research, Basement, Software Technology Park, Service Road North, Sector I-9/3, Islamabad

July

20th, July 2016
eventCharter & Executive member meetup

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Agenda:

1 – Update on the various programs and initiatives (e.g. SIGs, IoT Lab, OPEN Seed Fund, Networking events) and insight into future plans.
2 – Solicit input for the upcoming OPEN Global Retreat that gathers over 100 Charter Members from all chapters around the world from Jul 29-31.
3 – Introduction to new Charter and Executive members
4 – Networking among the members

LMKR, UFone Tower, Nazim-ud-Din Road, F-7, Islamabad

July

16 to 17-July
eventIslamabad Civic Hackathon

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Attention Civic Hackers!
OPEN Islamabad is partner with Code for Pakistan once again to bring Civic Hackathon in ?#?Islamabad?.
If you are a problem solver, got an idea, techie or can think out loud on civic issues – we invite you to the 2 day long Hackathon this July, 16th and 17th.
Registrations are open NOW! Join us as civic soldiers to improve things that matter to us.
Follow hashtag ?#?ISBHacks? for more details.

June

20th, June 2016
eventFireside Chat with Leadership of Careem in Pakistan

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

OPEN Islamabad and The Hive are excited to invite you to an exclusive fireside chat with Careem’s leadership in Pakistan. We’ll have privilege of having Junaid Iqbal and Fatima Mazhar with us. From Call Centre to Market Launch Director of Careem, Fatima will share a very personal story of growth hacking across markets the Careem Way. Junaid, the CEO of Careem Pakistan, will also be engaging the audience.

Here are the details of the event:

Date: Monday, 5pm, June 20, 2016 (There will be iftari after the event)
Venue: The Hive (http://thehive.infinitum.com.pk/).
Charges: FREE

Please fill out the form at the following link to pre-register. We have limited capacity and have shared this invitation with a very small group. Please confirm only if you are confident about your availability.

Follow this link: http://bit.ly/23fsLYY

Feel free to drop any queries. Looking forward to see you all!

May

19th, May 2016
eventSpecial Interest Group: Design Thinking and User Experience

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

*Registration is mandatory
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Fli4jPufL5VDIBz2F-6pADGiLLwgdP_A5KzOsbmqVO0/viewform?c=0&w=1

OPEN Islamabad is glad to announce the launch of a Special Interest Group (SIG) on Design Thinking and User Experience.

This SIG will be led by Aneeqa Ishaq who is currently managing customer experience and service design at Telenor Pakistan.

Aneeqa has a Masters degree in Learning, Design and Technology from Stanford University. Her past experiences include Lutron Electronics Inc., Hewlett Packard Labs Palo Alto, Stanford University and International Telecommunication Union.

Design Thinking is a problem solving toolkit in which human needs are at the core of the solution. Customer experience, service quality and product design are the factors which make a business stand out among its competition. In this SIG we will focus on all things Design through knowledge sharing seminars, discussions, and hands-on sessions.

DATE/TIME/VENUE:
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 5:30pm-7pm
WECREATE Center, 2nd floor, Select One Center, F-11 Markaz, Islamabad.

PARTICIPATION CHARGES:

PKR 500 for OPEN members
PKR 1000 for everyone else

Please note that your participation will be confirmed by OPEN team after you fill in this form. Participation charges will be collected at the registration desk on the event day.

WeCreate

May

13th, May 2016
eventSpecial Interest Group – PostgreSQL: Easy Installation and Setup of PostgreSQL on Linux, OSX, & Windows

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Do you think open source software is for hobbyists and has no place in the corporate world?

Do you think dealing with open source is complicated?

Do you think in order to even begin using PostgreSQL, you will need a ramp-up of many many man-hours in terms of effort?

Well this session is designed to prove you wrong!

Come join us while Muhammad Haroon explains how easy and intuitive it is to install and setup PostgreSQL on the most popular platforms: Windows, OSX, & Linux.

Please make sure you RSVP so we can take care of logistics accordingly!

xFlow Research

April

22nd, April 2016
eventSpecial Interest Group Leadership Drive: Finding Your Reality

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Introducing launching event of Leadership Drive Special Interest Group. The group will be lead by Mohsin Lodhi who is an enterprise trainer, executive development coach and Charter Member at OPEN Islamabad.

Mohsin sb’s diverse experience in leadership and management with hands-on experience of running three successful companies in Pakistan as a serial entrepreneur makes him an ideal trainer for giving you a unique learning experience. His specialties include leadership development, coaching, communication, emotional intelligence, team building, change and performance management skills.

The topic of first event is “Finding Your Reality”. Accepting reality by knowing where you are is the first step of every journey. You need to ask three basic questions:

Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
How do you want to get there?

So let’s discuss these aspirations at OPEN’s SIG forum under the Leadership Drive program to know what is your reality.

WeCreate

April

8th, April 2016
eventIntroducing PostgreSQL – The World’s Most Advanced Open Source Database

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Umair Shahid will introduce PostgreSQL, its roots & community, and also some of the NoSQL / Big Data features in the latest releases of PostgreSQL.

Ibrar Ahmed will talk about Foreign Data Wrappers for Hadoop and MongoDB.

xFlow Research

March

25th, March 2016
eventOPEN Islamabad’s Quarterly Networking Event

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Your network is your net worth! Start investing in it now. We believe a simple hello could lead to a million things. Open Islamabad is giving you this great opportunity to connect with leaders of various industries while enjoying some fine food and ambiance. You can expect to see:

- Charter members of OPEN

- Top executives from Telcos

- C-level executives of IT companies

- Deans and Heads of leading universities

- Business owners from a variety of industry verticals like manufacturing, health care, real estate etc

and some amazing women who are trying to add value and redefining society with leadership skills.

Note: Registrations is mandatory.
Register Here
Subsidized for OPEN members. Payments on spot for non-members.

February

17th, February 2016
eventTech CEOs Meetup to promote revival of ICT R&D Fund

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

AGENDA

Why now?
What has changed?
The process of applying?
The process of evaluating?

SPEAKERS

Dr. Ismail Shah, CEO ICT R&D Fund, Chairman PTA
Owais Anjum President, OPEN Islamabad

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

CEOs, CTOs, Techies,
Senior Leadership of Tech Companies

February

15th, February 2016
eventFireside chat with HUSSEIN KANJI

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

STARTUP FUNDING

Investor’s Perspective

Hussein is a founding partner at Hoxton Ventures LLP with focus on consumer internet, financial technology, and software investments.

LIMITED SEATS. PRE- REGISTRATION REQUIRED

December

19th, December 2015
eventOPEN Islamabad Annual Forum 2015

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Let’s finish together, what we started earlier this year and make it a DECEMBER to REMEMBER!

OPEN Islamabad proudly announces its Annual Forum to celebrate the success stories of individuals and organizations that have excelled in their respective fields.

Inspired by Iqbal’s message to his son and our nation, the theme for this year’s forum is:

“Apna Maqaam Paida kar”
Build in love’s empire your hearth and your home;

OPEN Islamabad invites you to be part of this ‘Celebration of Excellence’ where Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Innovators, Policy Makers and officials from Government, Development and Academic sectors will join us. The full day event will include motivational talks, panel discussions, innovation showcases, announcements and networking opportunities. Join us and support the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Pakistan!

Request an invite here: www.openislamabad.org/forum2015/request-for-invite

Please visit www.openislamabad.org/forum2015 for more details. Looking forward to see you all!

Picture album of the event: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.944886692260658.1073741854.586758431406821&type=3

Cafe 1969

November

12th, November 2015
eventTalk by Saima Khan

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Financial Analyst turned Chef on “Pursuing your dreams”. Saima has left her lucrative career to start The Hampstead Kitchen and has cooked for the likes of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson.

November

6th, November 2015
eventQuarterly Networking

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Your network is your net worth! Don’t miss this opportunity to network with 250+ influencers of Islamabad

November

1st, November 2015
eventIoT Workshop

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Trainer: Kashan Ahmad
An introductory workshop for developers to get started with IoT development. You will learn how to play with a variety of sensors and a monitoring application built on an IoT Platform.

July

30th, July 2015
eventIoT Session

6:00 PM – 7:45 AM

OPEN Islamabad invites you to an exciting session by Nauman Sheikh who will discuss a detailed approach to help entrepreneurs understand the complete IoT Analytics landscape, explain the various avenues of innovation and opportunity, allow them to cut through all the jargon and confusing terminology and provide a lot of insights into challenges of adoption dealing with existing organizational cultures.

July

2nd, July 2015
eventApportunity 2015 Onboarding Event

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Djuice in collaboration with OPEN Islamabad invites you to a special networking Iftar Dinner for ‘Apportunity 2015′.

iA nation wide contest for youth, startups, freelancers and app developers to transform their ideas into mobile apps and get the once in life chance to represent Pakistan at the Global Digital Conference in Thailand this year.

Join us for more details.
REGISTER HERE (Free): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18qPDfY1ofbPY-B4D3BP8zkopCCjXnn_9MUZ_bWNNA_s/viewform

May

15th, May 2015
eventOpen Islamabad’s Quarterly Networking Event

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Your network is your net worth! Start investing in it now. We believe a simple hello could lead to a million things. Open Islamabad is giving you this great opportunity to connect with leaders of various industries while enjoying some fine food and ambience. You can expect to see:

- Charter members of OPEN

- Top executives from Telcos

- C-level executives of IT companies

- Deans and Heads of leading universities

- Business owners from a variety of industry verticals like manufacturing, health care, real estate etc

and some amazing women who are trying to add value and redefining society with leadership skills.

March

24th, March 2015
event Success, failures, pivots: A tale of a serial entrepreneur by Idris Kothari

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Failing but not staying down.
Pivoting.
Creating success by sheer resilience.

This is going to be a fun conversation around the entrepreneurial journey of Idris Kothari, a serial entrepreneur from the Silicon Valley.

Idris is a founding member, past president, and current Chairman of the board of OPEN Silicon Valley. He has over 35 years of professional and entrepreneurial experience and is currently working as the CTO and member of the board of VSi, providing software as a service (SAS) for hospitality and medical industries. He also serves on the board of NED Alumni Association of Silicon Valley and Friends of LUMS USA.

Idris has BS in Physics from SM Science College, BS in EE from NED Karachi and MS in CS from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

Seecs Seminar Hall NUST

March

18th, March 2015
eventCivic Hackathon winners

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

We are really pleased to announce our next meet up where we will be disbursing the checks to the winning teams. We will also take this opportunity to share updates about incubation, Civic Innovation Lab and advisor agreements.

Please lock the following date/time on your calendars.

Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015
5pm sharp
LMKR, Ufone Tower, 7th floor

Look forward to seeing you all next week.

LMKR, Ufone Tower, 7th floor

March

17th, March 2015
eventFuture Trends in Technology by Bebo White

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The talk by Dr. Bebo White who is is a Departmental Associate (Emeritus) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, operated by Stanford University. Professor White has lectured and spoken internationally to academic and commercial audiences. He is the author of eight books and over one hundred journal/proceedings articles. His current research interests are Web Science, Social Media in Education, and Cloud Computing.

The talk is ideal for CEOs/CTOs/CIOs who would like to try out new trends.

SEECS, NUST Campus, H-12, Islamabad

February

20 to 22-February
eventIslamabad Civic Hakathon

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Calling all civic-minded geeks! Think your city could be better? Be it Lahore or Karachi or Islamabad, we have civic problems! Do you have ideas about how to fix things? Do you like working with other intelligent people? Have skills like web or mobile development or design? Want to innovate on top of government information and services? Come apply your geek or creative skills to transforming your city for the better.

Join us in Islamabad the weekend of Feb 20th and learn how your tech, creative, and problem solving skills can transform your city.

During the 3-day Civic Hackathon, you will learn open-source hacking for civic good, get mentored, receive input from domain experts in government, have opportunities to network, and be fed meals — all for free thanks to our sponsors. All you need to do is bring your brain, skills, and enthusiasm. You will form teams to create prototypes that address civic problems.

AGENDA (3-Day Event)

  • Friday (Team Formation): 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Saturday (Ideation & Design): 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Sunday (Coding & Demos): 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Deadline to Apply: Feb 8, 2015

Apply by Feb 8, 2015 at
http://codeforpakistan.org/event/ISBhacks

January

23rd, January 2015
eventInnovating with Amazon Web Services

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Amazon is a global leader in the cloud computing with its AWS platform. Find out more about exciting products and they could benefit your venture… directly from the head of Worldwide Business Development for AWS.

Taimur Rasheed

Amazon Inc.
Head of Business Development & New Product Incubation.

Who should Attend
An invite-only talk best suited for CEOs, CTOs, Mobile & Web App Devleopers, IT Admin & security Champs and SW Architects.

Register at
http://bit.ly/14HCLkc

December

16th, December 2014
eventAnnual Forum 2014

10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Celebrating Entrepreneurs of Islamabad

- Keynote addresses by seasoned entrepreneurs and executives on topics relevant to entrepreneurs

- Panel discussions including one on “Women in Entrepreneurship”.

- Budding Islamabad entrepreneurs will share their stories and experiences

November

7th, November 2014
eventNetworking Event 4

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Our next networking event at the yet again picturesque setting of 1969. Meet, network and build connections with a diverse group of entrepreneurs, executives and professionals from the twin cities.
Go the events page on FB to mark your choice.
https://www.facebook.com/events/389369181225971/

September

12th, September 2014
eventLegal Clinic

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

A FREE event by OPEN Islamabad to facilitate and guide CEOs and entrepreneurs on matters related to company formation, founder agreements, company valuation, taxation etc.

August

25th, August 2014
eventOPEN Networking Event 3

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

An event is scheduled after Ramadan and Mid Eid. A large number are particpants are expected to attend this event. Details will be published soon.

June

20th, June 2014
eventOPEN Networking Event 2

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

OPEN Islamabad got registered legally as a Trust so all the members were informed about this and they were formally invited to join OPEN as members and volunteers. Now OPEN Islamabad will start it’s programs and events at faster pace and regular intervals.

March

13th, March 2014
eventOPEN Networking Event 1

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

OPEN Islamabad organized first networking event in which participants were informed about the approval of OPEN Islamabad chapter and initial structure of the organization was discussed including Board Members, Charter Members and Executive Teams.

February

6th, February 2014
eventIntro to UI/UX Workshop

9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

OPEN Islamabad organized its first event – a day long UI/UX workshop by usability expert Sheba Najmi. A Code for America Fellow (2012), Sheba Najmi is a user experience and product strategist. At Yahoo! she was a lead designer for Yahoo! Mail. A number of people from different leading organization participated in this workshop and feedback score was 9/10 by the participants.