Abdelmonam Kouka is a Tunisian computer engineer. He got his engineering diploma in computer science in 2007 from one of the best engineering schools in Tunisia (ENSI), After this he got a master's degree in Information Security from the same school (ENSI) in 2009 and a master's degree in free and open source software from ISI/UVT in 2011. Starting from 2012 and until writing this book, he was a student at master level in Innovation Management (DICAMP.eu project).
He is not only a nonstop student; in fact, after getting his engineering degree in 2007, and in parallel to his masters marathon, he started working as a software developer in HR Access, and then a Zimbra consultant in another company. After that he came back to development with Alcatel-Lucent as a Java/JEE developer to finish with Alcatel-Lucent as an IP/MPLS Expert. He left Alcatel-Lucent in December 2012 to launch in partnership with his friend Ayed Akrout, their own startup TAC-TIC (www.tac-tic.net), which provides ICT services such as software development, open source consulting, and IP/MPLS engineering and support.
Starting with his engineering study period and during all his professional experience, he was an open source activist, a member/co-founder of Ubuntu-tn community, Sabily community, and APOS association; he was also a member of Linux Arabic Community, Arabeyes, CULLT, DFSA, and a lot of other open source clubs and associations and initiatives.