Thursday, December 20, 2012

Auntie Muni Waakye, and Aboodatoi at Barcamp Accra? Yes! #BcAccra

It's been an even better year for Barcamps in Ghana in 2012. After 5 events in 2011, 2012 will see 8. Barcamp Accra will happen this Saturday at the Methodist University College campus in Dansoman. This is a burgeoning private university with a star student in Raindolf Owusu. It also has great young people like Jeffery Abas who is part of the Barcamp Accra organizing team. The press release for the event is below. You might be interested in the impressive line-up of mentors Barcamp Accra will have. Gasmilla, the Azonto King, and singer of Aboodatoi is coming. And we'll be having Auntie Muni Waakye for lunch! Auntie Muni herself will be there to share her story. Yea, these Barcamps are getting better and better and more interesting. Oh, the currrent Miss Ghana might not be there, but the former Miss Ghana who organized this year's event will be - Inna Patty.
The theme is "Removing the fear of failure as a start of success". This idea was first meeted by Edward Tagoe, one of the GhanaThink team members. The theme was finally chosen by public vote and the public also suggested some of our mentors like Herman Chinery-Hesse, Mac-Jordan Degadjor and Dorothy Gordon.
Be there or be square! Press Release below


Feedback from past Barcamp participants …....It brings people from all walks of life together to share ideas and create new ones
…....The Can-Do atmosphere I experienced
…....I liked everything

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.

About 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.
Mentors
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, Anita Erskine, 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, Jerry Smith, Sam Paul, Michael Somuah, Inna Patty, Gasmilla, Elsie Kaufmann, DK Osseo-Asare, amongst others.
Registration
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.

Sponsors
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, Joy 99.7 FM and CITI FM.
Get additional info at: http://barcampghana.org/contact or email, barcamp at ghanathink.org
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