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Ala’ Alsallal

Ala’ Alsallal is the Founder and CEO of Jamalon, the largest online store for Arabic and English books in the MENA region, offering more than 10 million titles with worldwide delivery.

Ala’ has worked on web development projects since 2004, and he has been working to administer the translation process of WordPress.com into Arabic since 2006.  As an undergraduate, Ala’ supervised a team of volunteers who translated “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” into Arabic and it crossed 1M downloads in 1 month, which was a driving force in the later creation of Jamalon.com.

He holds a Masters of Science in Information Technologies and Telecommunications from Athens Information Technology and a Bachelors of Computer Science from Philadelphia University.