Cooking Pasta till becoming a Techie!

Posted May 10, 2010 from Egypt

Proudly I'm invited to the Arab Women Techies forum (AWT), which will take place between 11-13 May in Lebanon. Did I say 'proudly'?! Oh! I did, not only because I got an invitation to seemingly intense forum in the beautiful city of Jounieh, but also such invitation is a proof that I'm 'a techie'!

One day a dear friend of mine said 'Noha suffers some disabilities when it comes to technology' and he was right, however he did built up the website I'm writing on ( and surprisingly, he is one of the organizers of (AWT)!

Now… let me clarify, have a look at these photos

(Photos are attached)

Each of the dishes above looks delicious; you can make all of them only if you learnt how to cook Pasta!

Cooking Pasta to prepare all these meals is like learning Twitter and digging deeper around it to make impressive tweets and attract thousands of users.

With only one dress you can be the star of 5 parties, one time with a shawl, other time with a jacket, third time with some eye catchy accessories…etc, but you always are on the same dress

I mean gaining much acknowledgement about one technological tool enables you to make impressive results. A lot of visitors like '' and most of them think a team is behind it, meanwhile it's just made of a few simple tools by a 'technologically disabled who learnt them well.

Consumption is a stage of the production process: so a good consumer to technology is quite important as the good designer and good developer.


Arab Women Techies



a dear friend of mine


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  • Nusrat Ara
    May 11, 2010
    May 11, 2010

    The example of Pasta was a good one.


  • Kim Crane
    May 11, 2010
    May 11, 2010

    mmmm.... your pasta looks delicious. And what an encouraging post! Somehow I seem to have become an "accidental techie." It's amazing how quickly I've become dependent on technology! Still, every new tool that's introduced feels kind of overwhelming. I get panicked that I will have to start over and will never be able to keep up. I like your suggestion that all we have to do is to keep building on the basics to get the most out of new technology. Oh, and I do hope you'll give us updates from the Arab Women Techies forum... it sounds amazing! Now, do you have any tech advice for those of us whose pasta doesn't always turn out so great?

  • Jade Frank
    May 12, 2010
    May 12, 2010

    Hi Noha,

    Congratulations on becoming a techie and attending the exciting conference in Lebanon! I hope that you will share your experience with us afterwords here on PulseWire.

    Warm regards, Jade