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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers of An-Najah National University Student Branch (IEEE) has hosted OpenStack group in Palestine, a free and open-source software platform for cloud computing, mostly deployed as infrastructure-as-a-service, whereby virtual servers and other resources are made available to customers.

OpenStack held its 2nd Open Infrastructure Summit at An-Najah National University's Korean Palestinian IT Institute Of Excellence which focused on introducing OpenStack and OpenStack Community in Palestine, OpenStack Demo and OpenStack Hands-On.

Dr. Mona Demaidi, IEEE Supervisor talked about the importance of this workshop which aims to equip students with basic skills and prepare them for the labour market.

The idea of establishing OpenStack Palestine User Group emerged when Eng. Mohammed Abu Aisha, An-Najah computer engineering graduate for 2013 participated at the Open Infrastructure Summit – OpenStack which took place in Colorado, USA.

Eng. Abu Aisha mentioned that the summit included several workshops on technology and cloud computing with the participation of 3000 software developers from 60 countries around the world.

OpenStack Palestine User Group is a branch of OpenStack Foundation which promotes the global development, distribution and adoption of open infrastructure with more than 105,000 community members from 187 countries around the world. OpenStack Foundation was founded in September 2012 to provide an independent home for the OpenStack cloud operating system, which has since become one of the largest and most diverse open source projects in history.

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