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Omar Bickell

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Omar is an ICT Consultant, Geographer (B.Sc.), Urban Planner (M.U.P.), teacher and activist based in Montreal.

His interests include Information & Communication Technologies (Free, Libre & Open Source Software, Geographical Information Systems, web-based collaboration, etc.), international development and solidarity (environmental protection, appropriate technologies, privacy laws, participatory decision making structures, e-democracy and FLOSS - see above) and, of course, a whole lot more.

Omar’s experience includes:

  • over 10 years of ICT project development, implementation and management experience,
  • over 12 years of teaching / training / facilitation experience,
  • over 18 years of experience with computers and information systems,
  • extensive overseas experience: worked in 13 countries, travelled in over 29 countries, and is

He started using Drupal in late 2001 to replace a proprietary CMS used in the creation of (aka In 2004 he co-founded, a non-profit organisation aimed at empowering individuals and non-profits with affordable and maintainable IT solutions. Having put Drupal at the centre of its development strategy, Koumbit played a major role in the widespread adoption of Drupal throughout Quebec and quickly became the principle reference for Drupal projects in the region.