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September 12 2014

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Fri Sep 12 2014, 10:57:00

Tomorrow, I will be in Cape Coast for the 4th +Barcamp Cape Coast. In 2010, +Kobe Subramaniam attended +Barcamp Takoradi. He was so inspired and motivated by the event that he led a team to organize the first Barcamp Cape Coast in November 2011. Since then, Barcamp Cape Coast has been a fixture where it happens a week after the Fetu Afahye festival in Oguaa - the local name for Cape Coast. Kobe's been supported by the likes of +kofi yeboah who he's on the +Barcamp Ghana team with. This includes +Rachel Hormeku who attended multiple Barcamps last year and is growing into more responsibility. Other leaders that have arisen out of this 4 year growth include +Papa Baffoe Aikins +Kwesi Quagraine and +William Osilaja ...

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September 9 2014

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Tue Sep 9 2014, 19:20:00

Press releases are long. I don't even know why. But you will read them if you are really interested. Or at least look for the bolded text and numbers. Otherwise, this message is pretty simple. National Volunteer Day - where many people in Ghana volunteer their skills, effort, time and money to make Ghana better around a day (or two or three) is here again. September 20-22. You can do something in your own small way. You should. You should also let us know before hand, so we promote, support, join you. Or you can join us. Interested? The details are in the press release below.

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From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Tue Sep 9 2014, 19:05:00

One of my favorite things to do at Barcamps and in fact, events in general that I attend or have a vested interest in, is how they heard about a particular event. As someone who is part of a team that organizes many events via the +GhanaThink Foundation, I want to know what's effective and efficient across every thing we do. Working hard is good, working smart is better.

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August 26 2014

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Tue Aug 26 2014, 14:27:00

The Kumasi Konnect initiative is growing. When we first promoted it, a gentleman called +joseph osei emailed us saying - "My name is joseph, i work with Ultimate Radio, and I will like to be involve in the Kumasi Konnect initiative". I knew of Joseph, because I had seen him email the +BloggingGhana mailing list and knew he lived in Kumasi. I was really happy that he approached us about getting involved in #KumasiKonnect. I knew what exactly we wanted him to do, since he was with Ultimate Radio and was a blogger he'd help us with marketing. After finally reaching him via Twitter, the team asked him to recap the first event. He came back with a post that talked about the first event which featured Frank Boateng and the second (upcoming event) featuring Valerie ...

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From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Tue Aug 26 2014, 14:09:00

Sometime last year, +kofi yeboah had an idea for a monthly meetup. He had returned from Kenya where he attended the Amani Institute and was brimming with ideas. I admired Kofi, he reminded me of myself when I was younger. To a great extent, that's probably only because he is younger than me. I've known him since +Barcamp Cape Coast 2011 and he's grown into being more awesome, aspirational and inspirational. I wasn't surprised when he sought to organize a monthly event for social entrepreneurs in Accra. Today, that idea has given birth to Kumasi Konnect and a lot more like it are about to follow. Watch this space.

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August 15 2014

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Fri Aug 15 2014, 12:57:00

The first time I went to Tamale was for +Barcamp Tamale 2011. Ever since then, I always look forward to visiting again. When there is the opportunity to meet the young movers and shakers, the young changemakers, doers and entrepreneurs there, it is a huge added bonus. That's what Barcamp Tamale is about. If you are in or around Tamale, you can't miss this event on August 23rd. If you can't be there, tell someone who can. Stay tuned to the hashtag #bctamale. Kudos to the organizing team of +Mohammed Muntasir Nashiru +Yakubu H.Yakubu +Kwaching Jessica +maccarthy lomotey +Enoch Robot Boy Appiah Junior +Peter Awin with the able support of +Leonard Hagan +kofi yeboah +Kobe Subramaniam and the +Barcamp Ghana team of the +GhanaThink Foundation.

Barcamp Tamale 2014 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue on Tamale, Ghana and beyond. It will take place on August 23, 2014 in Tamale. The theme for this year is Harnessing the development potential in Northern Ghana through entrepreneurship and innovation.This Barcamp hopes to assemble stakeholders to network, build a supportive enterprising community and partner to build together ...

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August 11 2014

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Mon Aug 11 2014, 15:07:00

I haven't released my Togolese alter-ego. My friend Thelma gave me some helpful material to learn French but my fluency is nowhere close to what it could be. So allow me to start off this blog post with some more English. Or you can skip it all to the French part. I have already given you great info with the title of this blog post :-)

It's very exciting for us at the GhanaThink Foundation to partner with the US Embassy in Ghana to organize TechCamp West Africa. Sounds a lot like Barcamp right? Yeah. You can learn more about multiple Tech Camps done all over the world at this website and at this wiki. Tech Camp West Africa will bring together some of the most influential, innovative and impactful young people in West Africa for a weekend of ideas, actions and projects. GhanaThink and the US ...

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From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Mon Aug 11 2014, 14:54:00

Earlier, the GhanaThink Foundation was approached by the US Embassy - State Department to collaborate and organize a Tech Camp. Sounds a lot like Barcamp right? Yeah. These Tech Camps are done and pushed by the Tech @ State Department. You can learn more about multiple Tech Camps done all over the world at this website and at this wiki. It's very exciting for us at the GhanaThink Foundation to partner with the US Embassy in Ghana to organize TechCamp West Africa.

It will bring together some of the most influential, innovative and impactful young people in West Africa for a weekend of ideas, actions and projects. I am looking forward to all the cool things that will happen this weekend of November 14-16. We will surely leverage the success of this event to do more with GhanaThink and in ...

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August 2 2014

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Sat Aug 2 2014, 13:26:00

There have been 2 Junior Camps at St. Augustine's College and I haven't been to any of them. I will make sure to go the next one. Funny thing is, if we allow +Wilson Seyram Ameamu and his Augusco boys, they will have a Junior Camp every single term. I couldn't attend JCAugusco on June 14th because I was in Ho attending the funeral of the late Eli Aidam, a +GhanaThink Foundation member who helped start +Barcamp Ho. Thankfully, the +Junior Camp Ghana (JCG) program is in able hands, and its team members +Nathaniel Alpha, +Eunice Mintah Young and +francis kumadoh are able to hold the events down pat. The second JCAugusco was a success, with the support of the +Barcamp Cape Coast team.

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From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Sat Aug 2 2014, 12:51:00

Junior Camp Ketasco started us off on January 30, 2013. The +Junior Camp Ghana program expanded with Junior Camp Kalpohin on July 13, 2013. St. Augustine's College grew it more on July 27, 2013. JCG is now 9 events strong. The team made up of +Nathaniel Alpha +Pedel Oppong +francis kumadoh +Kofi Kafui Kornu +Eunice Mintah Young, Esinam Yevu have been doing a great job. Award-winning blogger Francis, who joined the +GhanaThink Foundation after attending +Barcamp Cape Coast & organizing a National Volunteer Day (NVDay) activity in 2013, blogged about the JCG journey so far in a press release that's been published on +ModernGhana.com. Kudos to +Gameli Adzaho +Naomi Selorm +Wilson Seyram Ameamu +Christabel Dadzie +Freda ...

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