BarCamp Diaspora '09 (Investing our talent where it counts) took place on July 25 at Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies. The event was a success and drew about 80 participants and had many more following proceedings through Twitter, Ustream and Facebook.
Shara Karasic, who was one of the attendees, interviewed Akua Akyaa Nkrumah (an attendant who organized the scientifc research breakout session), Melanie Dickson (another attendee) and Ato Ulzen-Appiah (one of the organizers) - will feature that interview in a longer post. She also took two videos of the CreditSms (Mobile banking & Microfinance) session with Benjamin Lyon.
Akua Nkrumah tells us how BarCamp Diaspora inspires her to contribute to the future of Africa. BarCamp Diaspora took place on July 25, 2009 at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington, DC and was organized by GhanaThink.org.
Law student Melanie Dickson talks about how she will get involved in Africa's development. At BarCamp Diaspora, Johns Hopkins SAIS, Washington, DC, July 25, 2009. Organized by GhanaThink.org.
CreditSms breakout session interviews
Benjamin Lyon explains Credit SMS, a tool that mashes up mPESA and Frontline SMS and helps facilitate microfinance through managing SMS communication, at BarCamp Diaspora at Johns Hopkins SAIS on July 25, 2009.