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Abdullah Bakhach

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A winner of the 2006 Impact Innovator of the Year award, Abdullah Bakhach is a passionate student of entrepreneurship and innovation. He started his education at the University of Waterloo in computer science, but soon moved to math and business to realize his ambitions. His first web design project was in 1999.

He is no stranger to start-ups. Four out of his six co-op terms were spent working at web design and e-commerce start-up companies. His first experience with a web start-up was working for, where he was the lead designer and developer of, a persian rugs e-commerce site.

Abdullah met John Paul in his co-op term at Best Buy. Abdullah was a project lead for an online digital scrapbook creation tool and worked closely with John-Paul on the project. Abdullah's management and leadership skills, as well as his initiative prompted JP to approach him with the FOSS Factory idea. Abdullah soon realized the potential of FOSS Factory and started working for John Paul on building the site during his following co-op term.

Abdullah works on developing the business and marketing strategy of the company, as well as designing the look and feel of the site. He constantly seeks advice and input about FOSS Factory from his former professors, software developers, entrepreneurs, and academics worldwide. Abdullah works to ensure that the principles of FOSS Factory are in concert with the latest theories pertaining to internet sociology.

Abdullah enjoys reading books on a variety of topics that relate to human behaviour at an individual and collective level.

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FOSS Factory
Director of Business Developoment