Saudi’s largest initiative of its kind, the Misk foundation, had just recently celebrated the completion of its second edition of Saudi Codes.
— أنس الغامدي (@ansalghamdi) February 10, 2019
And now, the Executive Manager of the foundation, Deemah Al-Yahya, is aiming to develop an innovative ecosystem that will allow Saudi talents to thrive and prosper in the entrepreneurial and tech businesses.
She took part in the event, during which she welcomed a new partnership between Misk, the Saudi Ministry of Education, the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Saudi Telecom Co., a partnership designed in the hope of teaching people about computer programming through an accessible and easy way.
“This partnership has brought new skills and opportunities to a wider array of people than ever before.” Said Al-Yahya.
تحقيق حلم شعور عظيم .. وطعم الإنجاز جميل .. لكن الأجمل هو أن يتلو النجاح همّة عالية تتوق للمزيد وحلم أكبر ..
— Deemah AlYahya (@Dalyahya) February 11, 2019
Al-Yahya specializes in digital transformation, digital economy and literacy skills, with a bachelor degree from King Saud University, and a master’s degree from INSEAD. And currently, she’s working on obtaining her Ph.D from Harvard Business School.
Aside from her work in the Misk foundation, she’s also a member of the Global Future Council for Digital Economy and Society at the World Economic Forum, a member of the board of directors of the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Programming, and last but not least, a member to the advisory board at STC Academy.
And so as a tech pioneer, and the first Saudi female to be assigned as an Executive Director and leading Developer Experience & Digital Innovation at Microsoft; Al-Yahya is setting an example for many young women in the Kingdom to become like her. She is committed to supporting and encouraging these young Saudi women, and has already managed to launch and lead a number of initiatives that aim at including women in the IT industry and break the gender-based job roles.
The Kingdom Is Hosting The World’s Very First Desert Polo Tournament
The Kingdom is set to host AlUla Desert Polo, the first of its kind to be held in partnership with the Saudi Polo Federation and also the world’s very first ever desert polo tournament.
The tournament is set to make its debut early next year on January 16th till the 18th, which will take part of the Winter at Tantora Cultural Festival.
The tournament will take place at one of Saudi’s most exquisite locations, the UNESCO heritage site in AlUla which will open to the public in October, the Desert Polo is also considered as a milestone in Saudi Arabia’s sporting and social journey.
Saad Lamjarred Set to Perform in Riyadh This Month!
This Riyadh Season is full of firsts and surely filled with surprises and this time it is bringing you the Moroccan pop-star Saad Lamjarred this month for one lit musical night.
Joining the pop-star will be the Lebanese star Myriam fares, in addition to Miami Band, all part of this Riyadh Season.
The concert will be held at Mohammed Abdu’s stage in Riyadh Boulevard, and it is set to take place on the 18th of December.
So mark your calendars, get set to purchase your tickets through this link, and have a blast!
Jason Derulo to Headline Closing Night Concert at the Riot Games Fest
The three-day ‘Riot Games‘ festival has announced that the international star Jason Derulo will headline a concert for the closing night of the event, The Nexus, happening in Riyadh Boulevard.
Jason Derulo is set to take on the stage next Saturday for one epic closure to the immersive themed festival which revolves around the iconic League of Legends.
The event where participants get to compete for a share of $2 million prize from six competitions, bringing the number of participants to the Nexus Festival to a total of 30,000.
Valuable prizes aren’t the sole motive but also the incredible line-up with Los Angeles-based DJ, Mako, and electronic music stars Crystal Method from Las Vegas who are set to perform on Friday and Saturday night.
The event which is part of this Riyadh Season, will run from December 5th to the 7th of December.
Onur Tamer, METAI general manager at Riot Games said: “We are delighted to announce the amazing music line-up for the first Riot Games tournament in region.
“The announcement of Jason Derulo, DJ Mako and Crystal Method performing next weekend puts the finishing touches to what will be an incredible three-day event in Riyadh.
“With concerts, festival zones and gaming experiences, you will not be short of options for entertainment whether you’re an avid gaming fan or not. The first Nexus festival in the Middle East here in Riyadh promises to be an unmissable event.”
You can book your tickets now through this link.