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Lebanon Mountain Trail - Hiking 65 Km out of 470 Km

I set out alone, having neither fellow-traveler in whose companionship I might find cheer, nor caravan whose part I might join, but swayed by an overmastering impulse within me and a desire long-cherished in my bosom to visit these illustrious sanctuaries. — Ibn Battuta, who travelled 117,000 km in the 13th century Hike Movie Motivation I felt a sense of urgency because life is moving super fast. [Read More]

An Idea Marketplace - Tidai

Find and kickstart your next project

I personally have struggled in finding early support for my crazy projects. What happens is when you get that awesome idea, you either get shot down by the people around you, or you get busy then forget about it. Then later on you find out that someone else launched a startup similar to what you had in mind. That is so frustrating, you say to yourself, I wish I acted on it. [Read More]

The Case for Makers Against Covid19

Stay Calm and Keep Building

In the fight against Covid19, as an individual you can help on many fronts. You can help find a cure & vaccine. You can help inform the public and policy makers so they can take better public health decisions. You can help healthcare workers and hospitals treat the infected patients. At the very least you can help by being a concerned law abiding citizen. Now, if you have makers skills, you can help in ways no one else can. [Read More]

Lessons on Giving Workshops

I recently gave a 3 hours workshop with the team of Beirut AI exploring how to think about Artificial Intelligence problems from a business perspective. We covered topics like AI in the business world, AI in the Middle East and North Africa, dived into analytical visualization tools such as Microsoft Power BI, and finally solved a consulting business case exercise about a bank marketing campaigns. Lessons learned on how to prepare for a workshop: [Read More]

Experiments in combustion in grad school

I started my research at the Combustion and Propulsion Research Lab in Indiana University Purdue University under the supervision of Dr Razi Nalim in the beginning of 2015. The next 2 years that followed were a tremendous learning experience. I had been away from academia for 5 years and diving back into textbooks and theories was not easy, however I found a fulfilling challenge in experimental research in the lab like with pulse jets, flame throwers, wave rotors, combustion chambers and much more. [Read More]

Python web application with Dash

Project goal is to create a web application to quickly access Oracle database data. The web app is created using Dash by Plotly library which makes it really easy to deliver fully functional web application without going through all the javascript details.

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App  Python 

FANSIS, a Fan ANalySIS tool

In paper DOI: 10.1243/09544062JMES1196 by Dr Epple on “Design of radial impellers: a combined extended analytical and numerical method”, a method is described for the analysis of centrifugal fan. Dr Epple suggest creating a spreadsheet as a conceptual analysis for a fan design. After creating a spreadsheet with all the relevant equations, I got frustrated with the constant editing that needs to be done on excel, and decided to implement the the design equation code in python. [Read More]
app  pump  fan  python  dash