Exactly 1.5 Years Ago You Supported an Idea
A year and a half and a day. 546 days since Tuesday September 18 2012. That was a Tuesday and we had just embarked on our journey to help a... Read more
Fikra Space making moves in Baghdad!
Dear superstar backers!
In June the awesome guys at Fikra Space helped co-organize Baghdad's first Startup Weekend! It was a great event that brought out tons of people to think... Read more
Show Your Support for Baghdad Start Up Weekend!
First I'd like to say hello to the worlds most beautiful people. Thanks for your support and patience. Now I'm proud to say that one of GEMSI's collaborators is in Baghdad... Read more
Murtadha's Fikra Space Experience: Educating, Community Building, & Focused on Kindness
Last month, Murtadha went to Baghdad for a week's worth of events and workshops. It's wonderful to see the Baghdad team carrying on with their mission, to create a place where people... Read more
CNN article on Baghdad Hackerspace
Hello people who are the reason that any of this is possible!
I'm really pleased to share with you this article that CNN has recently put out after interviewing me... Read more
Shirts, and updates
Hello lovely backers! I'm sitting at the print shop where I just put in the order for all the shirts! I hope to ship them out before Christmas! Thanks for... Read more
Packed in Baghdad!
Thank you backers for making this wonderful week possible. Through the violence and the challenges of working in a country like Iraq we were still able to meet 30 amazing... Read more
Mission Beirut Jumpstart - done. Baghdad mode initiated.
Beirut's hackerspace development work was a blast and we've had many amazing things happen during our trip out there which we will be sharing through video. We'd like to thank... Read more
Video update: GEMSI in Beirut
The GEMSI has been working to help bootstrap a hackerspcae in Beriut and things are going well! This weekend at Lamba Labs we are hosting an illustration event! We will... Read more
AltCIty space needs help and Story update!
Backers, you have my utmost respect and I'm privledged to have this platform to share with you. I wanted to put out a quick message for all of you... Read more
Gemsi: Our Story
With only 31 hours left, we’d like to show you the bigger picture of our project, including a bit of the work we’ve done and the values behind GEMSI –... Read more
Finally, positive news from the Middle East!
Rawaya Wa Badaya! DIY - Stories and Beginnings!
(40 hours left - if each backer shares with one friend who buys a shirt, we're funded.)
Hello wonderful backers we've been... Read more
What would be awesome in Iraq?
This would be awesome in Iraq:
Check out our video of the activities we've been running in Beirut for the last three days. It's been incredible, sitting down in a... Read more
Beirut - Full of Amazing!
Hello wonderful kickstarter backers!
First, thanks to your solid efforts we've reached our 10K funding mark! Congratulations everyone!
I am here reporting to you from the beautiful Beirut city... Read more
NYC Resistor - updates from the other coast
Update #2 coming from NYC Resistor in New York City. This video tries to share with you how much amazing stuff goes on in a hackerspace in a random day.... Read more
From MITERS my first hackerspace home
Just arrived to MITERS, the first hackerspace I really hung out in back in 2008 and it's as amazing as ever! I met up with an old friend and GEMSI... Read more