Almasaeid is an Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering at Yarmouk University, Jordan. He received his PhD in computer engineering from Iowa State University in 2011. He worked as a software development engineer at Amazon.com from May 2010 to January 2012. His experience with open source technologies is twofold; development oriented and education oriented. He is experienced with development under Linux systems, and is highly interested in cross-platform open-source initiatives like the mono-project. As part of the operating systems programming course he is currently teaching, he is focusing on promoting the power and flexibility of open-source operating systems to students taking Linux as a case-study.