Ghana: BarCamp Ghana 2010

By Peterking Quaye – BarCamp Ghana 2010, an ad-hoc gathering where attendees meet for discussions, demos and networking, comes off this Saturday, December 18 at the Ashesi University campus in Accra.

BarCamps all over the world have brought together individuals and organizations to collaborate on various projects and  businesses.

Following the successes of BarCamp Ghana ’08 and BarCamp Ghana ’09, regional BarCamp events were organized in Kumasi,  Accra and Takoradi and Barcamp Ghana 2010  will crown the year as the national event.

BarCamp Ghana’10 is a FREE event for anyone who is interested in  using their skills, talent, and resources  to benefit Ghana and Africa as a whole.  This year, the focus is on telling  stories and discussing ways of how entrepreneurs and businessmen can create wealth in a burgeoning Accra metropolis  faced with a myriad of challenges.

Unusually, the pivot of this year’s event revolves around breakout sessions instead of the usual mix of discussions and expert panellist presentations – regardless, experts will be seated in each breakout discussion to facilitate the coherence of relevant facts and knowledge on all respective items for deliberation.

This strategy was inspired by the desired outcome of this year’s gathering which is to stimulate an engaging conference between industry stakeholders, consumers and prospective entrepreneurs on the workings and current realities of industries and services in Ghana.

This year’s editions on the theme is “Create dreams, work smart and shape the future”. Impressive yet poignant is our bill of facilitating experts, all of which effect  the changes and growing definition of their industries worth and direction in this era.