Barcamp Kumasi 2012
Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (WET)
BarCamp Kumasi 2012 is a FREE networking event to bring people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue about Kumasi, Ghana and beyond. It hopes to assemble Ashanti Regional stakeholders to network, build a supportive entreprising community and partner. BarCamp Kumasi 2012 will take place on March 31, 2012 at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science of Technology (KNUST) Engineering Auditorium. The theme is "Providing solutions: doing it locally for the community and beyond".
Through 12 BarCamps in Ghana (Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Cape Coast, Tamale, Ho), Barcamp Ghana has brought together over 2000 young changemakers, doers and entrepreneurs. Barcamp Ghana is a project being run by the GhanaThink Foundation, an NGO based both in Ghana and the USA. Barcamp Kumasi 2012 will build upon two past Barcamp Kumasis, the first of which was held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) in 2010 and then at Royal Lamerta Hotel in 2011. The events showcased Ghanaian ingenuity and networked Kumasi residents to continue creating local business and content. This year’s event will take stock of what’s happened so far and continue building the Ashanti Region.
This year’s edition will be organized in conjunction with local groups at KNUST. By partnering with these groups, this Barcamp will focus on engaging the youth in Kumasi, especially the students around how to create more value for their localities and shape the development agenda in this election year. Like all Barcamps, there will be user-generated sessions and discussions where attendees get to set the agenda and topics for the day. Local experts will share knowledge on different technologies and successful entrepreneurs and innovators will share their stories to serve as models for participants.
The Barcamp will feature a speed mentoring session where participants get some efficient quality time with selected mentors and resource personnel. There will also be a social media session (targeted at the elections) led by BloGh aka GhanaBlogging. Award-winning Ghanaian software applications like Farmerline and mNotify will be showcased as well. The creators of mFriday will be discussing their story and we hope to spur more success stories out of Kumasi accordingly.
Register/RSVP today at the BarCamp Kumasi eventbrite website. You may also contact the BarCamp Kumasi 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 Kumasi 2012 is sponsored by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science of Technology, BloGh (GhanaBlogging), GhanaThink Foundation, Fienipa Group, etc. Our media partners are ModernGhana.com, Focus FM, mNotify.
http://barcampghana.org/contact or barcamp at ghanathink.org
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