Barcamp Kumasi came off successfully on Sept 18, 2010 at the College of Engineering auditorium at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi and was under the theme;
Collaboration: The key for Opportunity and Development.
Over 80 people attended, mostly students from KNUST. The program run smoothly and I followed all of it through the many tweets coming from some of the organizing team members and others there. Glad to call the first ever Barcamp in Kumasi a success.
The keynote speaker and moderator for the day’s panel was Dr Douglas Adjepong, Founder and President of the Leadership and Mentorship Academy.
The other panelists were Mr. Stephen Agyepong – Lecturer at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Eugene Oduro Birikorang, Acting Regional Manager, Millicom Gh Ltd (Tigo) and Daisy Baffoe – Meltwater Entrepreneurial School Of Technology (MEST).
The sponsors were Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), National Society of Black Engineers (KNUST chapter), GhanaThink Foundation, Google, IPMC Ghana, Fienipa Group, Leadership & Mentorship Academy, Mozilla Firefox, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School Of Technology (MEST) etc. The media partners were Kapital 97.1 FM, Focus 94.5 FM and ModernGhana.com.
See a couple of pictures taken by Mac-Jordan of AccraConscious Forever blog on his Flickr Page.
A lot more media from Barcamp Kumasi coming shortly. Congrats to the organizing team: Nana Kwabena Owusu of 233Tech, Teresa Lemaire, Kwamena Appiah-Kubi and Kofi Ulzen-Appiah for making this happen.
On Saturday, October 2, 2010; Barcamp Accra 2010 took place at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) campus.
BarCamp Takoradi is next on November 27, 2010. The national event, BarCamp Ghana in December, 2010 in Accra.
Get all information about all BarCamp events atÂ BarCamp Ghana.
FollowÂ the BarCamp discussions of the various BarCamps on Twitter and Facebook below:
BarCamp Kumasi on Facebook and Twitter
BarCamp Accra on Facebook and Twitter
BarCamp Takoradi on Facebook and Twitter
BarCamp Ghana on Facebook and Twitter
Originally Written by Ato Ulzen-Appiah
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