Thursday, October 9, 2014

The first Barcamp Bolga is here! #BcBolga

Barcamp Bolga is happening because a number of people attended Barcamps around Ghana and want Bolgatanga to be a part of building this network”. People like +Frank Bruce has been asking to be part of the team that organizes this event since last year. +Barcamp Tema team member +Leonard Hagan moved to the Upper East region for his national service and has grown into handling more responsibility with the +Barcamp Ghana team. He's really spearheading this due to his drive and knowledge of the area. +Enoch Robot Boy Appiah Junior attended UDS in Navrongo and has supported this from day one. +Joachim Danbo has great passion for the Northern parts of Ghana and he brought on +Yussuf Bouda into the team. Once the ball was rolling, +Jon Mydaz & +Daniel Yakuba joined after attending +Barcamp Tamale this year. A few more calls for team members brought us Razak Dimbie. Unfortunately, there is no lady in the team. But that's not to wait for. I am sure after Barcamp Bolga happens this Saturday, +GhanaThink Foundation will be able to recruit some ladies. We're getting close to 50-50 gender splits at Barcamps now. Yay!  I will be there this Saturday too, spreading the mission of the +GhanaThink FoundationJoin us. Check the press release below for info and registration. I'm really excited to go to Bolga for the first time! I shared these tweets.
+Barcamp Bolga 2014 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue on Bolgatanga, Ghana and beyond. It takes place on October 11, 2014 at the SSNIT Conference Hall in Bolga. The theme for this year is “Igniting passion to achieve excellence”.This Barcamp hopes to assemble stakeholders in Bolga to network, build a supportive enterprising community and partner to build together.


The GhanaThink Foundation has successfully organized 34 BarCamps in Ghana as part of its Barcamp Ghana program since 2008. BarCamp Bolga 2014 will be the 1st of its kind and it will showcase of entrepreneurs and innovators in the Upper East region. Discussions will center on developing various business and industry sectors in Bolgatanga and the Upper East region. It will be an event for many people who live and are interested in Bolgatanga to learn, share and network with.


The Barcamp will feature multiple user-generated breakout sessions about business, social entrepreneurship, technology and development, alongside topics relevant to the Upper East Region and beyond. There will be a speed mentoring session where mentors will give insights and answers to questions from attendees. Confirmed resource personnel include +Agana Bawa (Media man), Dr. Rockibel Adature (Motivational speaker), Kancha Joseph (Entrepreneur), Chris Akoba (Proprietor), George Afari (1st National Bank), +Albert Azongo (Journalist), +Hassan Hamadu, etc.
Register/RSVP at the BarCamp Bolga eventbrite website (barcampbolga14.eventbrite.com) or text "Barcamp Bolga [name] [email address] to 1945 through any mobile network. BarCamp Bolga 2014 is sponsored by +Inform Ghana +BloggingGhana Nandimobile, Upright Consult, etc. Our media partners are Word FM, Ura Radio & Spy Ghana. Stay tuned via our social media. Twitter |Facebook |Google+
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