After the success of BarCamp Cape Coast 2011 on November 12 at the University of Cape Coast, the attention shifts to Tamale for Barcamp Tamale 2011. Barcamp Cape Coast brought together about 150 attendees for a free networking event centered around Cape Coast, and featured a presentations on Startup Cafe, Social Media & Blogging, Google Maps and Google Apps, as well as various breakout sessions organized by attendees. Congrats to the UCC-GTUG and crew. (http://www.barcampghana.org/)
Barcamp Tamale 2011 will be organized by the GhanaThink Foundation in conjunction with the Tamale Google Technology User Group (GTUG) at the Tamale Polytechnic on November 26. The Barcamp will feature multiple sessions about web tools and products, entrepreneurship driven sessions as well as breakout sessions on topics relevant to the Northern region and beyond. 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. (http://www.barcampghana.org/)
I set off in the early hours of Friday the 25th November 2011,with a very good friend heading towards Tamale for Barcamp Tamale 2011. I kept asking myself why I really wanted to sacrifice a lot for this program.. hmmm I couldn’t really say but I must say this was gonna be my first time in tamale and there has to be something else. Ok I have an idea. I think it has to be my insatiable desire to always do something social, to join as many social gathering and oh I couldn’t also wait to meet Ato Ulzen-Appiah and the award winning blogger MacJordan.
We had to spend almost six hours from Kumasi to Tamale and I must say that was very impressive. The road was very good and the ride was very smooth. We had to take a stroll around to visit some senior colleagues in the noble profession..lol. We really saw a lot and we finally retired to our residence that night after a treat at Ebony Fast food…