The following is an official press release from the BarCamp Ghana organizers:
BarCampAccra 2010, ad-hoc gathering where attendees meet for discussions, demos and networking, will take place on October 2nd, 2010 at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) campus at 20 Aluguntuguntu Street in East Legon, Accra. The theme is be “Creating wealth and employment in a challenging environment”. Following the successes of BarCamp Ghana ’08 and BarCamp Ghana ’09, regional BarCamp events will be organized in selected regions in Ghana to enable as many people as possible partake in BarCamps before the main national event in December.
On December 22, 2008, over a hundred young Ghanaians met in Accra for BarCamp Ghana ’08 to exchange ideas on entrepreneurship, innovation and development for a rising Ghana. BarCamp Ghana ’09 followed on December 21, 2009, in Accra, under the theme “Leadership for our times – cultivating change makers”. BarCamp Accra 2010 will bring together stakeholders in Accra to for a day of dialogue, demos and discussions about how to navigate the challenges of doing business and building ventures in Accra.
BarCamps all over the world have brought together individuals and organizations to collaborate on various projects and businesses. BarCamp Accra ’10 is a FREE event for anyone who is interested in using their skills, talent, and resources to benefit Ghana and Africa as a whole. This year, the focus is on telling stories and discussing ways of how entrepreneurs and businessmen can create wealth in a burgeoning Accra metropolis faced with a myriad of challenges.
Panelists and speakers will include Eve Andersson of Google, Esi Ansah of Ashesi University, Derrydean Dadzie of DreamOval, Shika Acolatse of Enablis, Esi Cleland of AfroChic, Emmanuel Dogbevi of Ghana Busines News amongst others. There will be sessions organized by Google representatives and as well as other breakout sessions on various topics and interests as put forth by the attendees.
Register/RSVP today at the BarCamp Accra Eventbrite website. You may also contact the BarCamp Accra team through this website for sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in organizing a breakout session, let us know, especially if you have special needs.
BarCamp Accra 2010 is sponsored by the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), WorldWideWeb Foundation, Google, GhanaThink Foundation, etc. Our media partners are CitiFm, Ghana Business News and Radio Universe. The customer support hotline is 0543-288099. You can send questions, comments, and feedback by SMS and get responses.
The BarCamp Accra 2010 registeraton page is located at http://barcampaccra10.eventbrite.com/
BarCamp Kumasi 2010
BarCamp Kumasi 2010 will take place on September 18, 2010 at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Engineering Department at the KNUST campus in Kumasi, Ghana. The theme is be “Collaboration: The key for opportunity and development”. Following the successes of BarCamp Ghana ’08 and BarCamp Ghana ’09, regional BarCamp events will be organized in selected regions in Ghana to enable as many people as possible partake in BarCamps before the main national event in December.