by Mac-Jordan Degadjor February 24, 2012 1679 Views
BarCamp Takoradi 2012Â is happening on March 3rdÂ at the Takoradi Polytechnic Auditorium.The theme is â€œEmpowering the emerging middle class in a budding economy: efficient use of technology in entrepreneurshipâ€.
This is aÂ FREEÂ event for anyone who is interested in using their skills, talent, and resources to benefit Takoradi, Ghana and Africa as a whole. ItÂ will be a networking event to bring people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue about Takoradi, Ghana and beyond. The event also hope to assemble Western Regional stakeholders to network, build a supportive, enterprising community and partner.
The BarCamp Ghana team has successfully organized 11 BarCamps â€“ in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Cape Coast, Tamale and Ho over the past couple of years.Â The events have brought together over a thousand leaders and change makers.
Barcamp Takoradi 2012 builds upon Barcamp Takoradi 2010 which was held at the Takoradi Technical Institute under the theme â€œLeading & Enterprising in an Oil & Technology Fueled Economyâ€ on November 27, 2010. The event showcased Ghanaian ingenuity through the MIT fabrication lab (fab-lab), sharing of ideas, and had presentations and panels on how to leverage the burgeoning oil industry.
This yearâ€™s edition is been organized in conjunction with local groups at the Takoradi Polytechnic. By partnering with these groups, this Barcamp will focus on engaging youth in Takoradi â€“ especially students â€“ on how to create more value for and within their respective localities and ultimately helping shape the development agenda in this election year. Barcamp Takoradi 2012 will also be a medium for building up the community from 2010â€™s event, taking stock of whatâ€™s happened so far and proposing measures for continued engagement in the Western Region.
The Barcamp will feature multiple sessions about technology tools and products, with a special session on using technology for the Ghanaian elections in 201 2. There shall also be a speed mentoring session where participants get some efficient quality time with selected mentors and resource personnel.
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.
BarCamp Takoradi 2012 is sponsored by the Takoradi Polytechnic,GhanaThink Foundation,Â Fienipa Group, etc. Our media partners are BloggingGhana.com ModernGhana.comÂ and Melody 9.11 FM.
Register/RSVP today at theÂ BarCamp TakoradiÂ eventbrite website.
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by Mac-Jordan Degadjor - Feb 24, 2012
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