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Iraq's first hackerspace: bringing a DIY studio to Baghdad

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For 27-year old Bilal Ghalib, founding Iraq's first hackerspace isn't just about making a studio dedicated to creation, it's about rekindling the country's entrepreneurial spirit.

Lamba Labs Beirut Hackerspace Facebook
Lamba Labs Beirut Hackerspace Facebook

For 27-year old Bilal Ghalib, founding Iraq's first hackerspace isn't just about making a studio dedicated to creation, it's about rekindling the country's entrepreneurial spirit. According to a profile published today on Wired, Iraqi-American Ghalib also runs a nonprofit organization called Gemsi, which helped set up a hackerspace last week in Beirut. For Ghalib, the two-day event in Baghdad is an important personal project, and he hopes it will help the country recover from war with the core DIY values of "collaboration and sharing." For more on Ghalib's project, which recently reached its funding goal on Kickstarter, read the full story at the source link below.