In this Saturday, April 6, 2013 photo, a Palestinian programmer attends a Ramallah Startup Weekend workshop in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinians are turning to their fledgling high-tech sector as they try to lay the groundwork for an independent state. Local entrepreneurs say their unique circumstances, including years of experience coping with Israeli travel restrictions, have fostered a creative spirit conducive to the entrepreneurial high-tech world.((AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)