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BarCamp Accra 2012 is a free networking event to bring people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue about Accra, Ghana and beyond. The event shall be held at the Methodist University College Campus on December 22. The theme is “Removing fear of failure as a start of success”. This shall be the 19th Barcamp in Ghana organized by the GhanaThink Foundation since 2008 as part of building a movement of Ghanaian young changemakers, doers and entrepreneurs.
Barcamp Accra 2012 will be organized in conjunction with the Methodist University College, Ghana (MUCG) Google Developer Group (GDG). In 2012, the Barcamp train has been to Takoradi, Kumasi, Sunyani, Tamale, Cape Coast, Ho, and Tema. The Accra event will take a national stature with a large number of attendees also expected to be Ghanaians who live abroad. We hope to assemble Accra stakeholders to network, build a supportive enterprising community and partner to build together.
We will start with the popular speed mentoring sessions with various young Ghanaian achievers. Selected resource personnel will be sharing and leading discussions on failure, removing the fear of failure and how we can fail our way to success in our newly introduced success sessions. We will have breakout sessions on topics of your choice as usual. Various confirmed mentors include Dorothy Gordon, Herman Chinery-Hesse, Leila Djansi, Rodney Quarcoo, Fred Deegbe, Farida Bedwei, Eunice Ogbogu, Derrydean Dadzie, John Armah, Elizabeth Hagan, Bernard Kelvin Clive, Nadia Zeine, Aisha Obuobi, Mac-Jordan Degadjor, Yawa Hansen-Quao, Deborah Ahenkorah, Nikki Boaponsem, Sam Paul, Michael Somuah, Inna Patty, Elsie Kaufmann, DK Osseo-Asare, amongst others.
Register at http://barcampaccra12.eventbrite.com/. You can also register by sending “Barcamp Accra, Your Name, Your Email Address” to 1945 on all mobile networks. See you there! You may contact the BarCamp Accra organising 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 2012 is sponsored by the Methodist University College Ghana, Google Ghana, GhanaDecides, BloggingGhana, MUCG-GDG, Hatua Solutions, Nandimobile, Leti Games and Fienipa. Our media partners are SpyGhana, Ghana News Agency, Modern Ghana.
Get additional info at:http://barcampghana.org/contact or email, barcamp at ghanathink.org
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