Yes! We will do it again this year.
Barcamp Ethiopia will be held for the 4th time now (Yay!). The last three barcamps were exceptionally cool and we all made it the best tech event in Ethiopia. Now, the planners are talking about how to make the next barcamp even more interesting. Join the conversation.
Today, we officially launch the preparation. Give your suggestions from the very beginning.
As of today. No one knows, when? where? Barcamp Ethiopia 2013 will be. We (everyone) will decide the theme and the sponsors.
Today’s message is! We are up & officially launch the Barcamp Ethiopia 2013!
Barcamp Ethiopia 2012 is the third large Barcamp to be organized in Ethiopia, the follow-up to last two years successful Barcamp at EiABC and AAiT in Addis.
A Barcamp is a sort of “unconference” (BAR= “Beyond All Recognition”): It is organized and administered not by an institution or a company, but by an open community of interested individuals. It has no pre-structured program – everything is planned and coordinated through a web-based public Wiki (the page you are visiting right now) and other online tools where anyone can post ideas and participate actively through collaboration. So far, over 400 Barcamps have been held all over the world with different thematic focus, also in several other African countries.
The planning and preparation of Barcamp Ethiopia will be coordinated through this wiki-page and the ”BarCamp Ethiopia” group in theNING-Platform “eLearning Ethiopia”: http://elearningethiopia.ning.com/group/barcampethiopia and Barcamp Ethiopia Facebook Group
Everything you need to know about Barcamp and how to involve you will get it in the wiki page. Follow this link
Please share! and See you at Barcamp Ethiopia 2012, the wiki will be available soon
For the last couple of months we have been thinking of Barcamp a lot and how to make it great. The core planners, sponsors and volunteers are making the barcamp event a reality quite in a few days.
We have seen very promising response from both the community and sponsors so far. Thanks! This is community organization event. Barcamp is a practical example to show that it is possible to collaborate, work together and create a bigger picture by putting different pieces together. That’s why we love Barcamp.
On Thursday, 6:00p.m. the band will be on the stage. Volunteers who wear Barcamp Ethiopia t-shirts will lead you to the hall for a good opening party.
On Friday morning, everyone will come together to AAiT (5kilo Campus, Opposite of National museum ) to kick of the event. We are going to place a registration desk for pre-registered participants and for new comers. Shortly after welcoming everyone to the event, we will get together to the main hall. The first few minutes will be moderated for smooth communication by the core group. But the stage is open for everyone to talk and interact.
The same is true on Saturday. Great sessions will be forwarded by participants from Ethiopia and overseas. Evening entertainment programs all in place.
You can expect the most relaxing environment in Barcamp Ethiopia 2011 event. We believe in individuals. We believe in active community who can make a big difference in the society. We love new ideas, crazy thoughts, doable projects and people who know how to have fun. We want to see diversity. We want to see things happening. We want to see positive minded people collaborate each other for a better future.
The field seem greener, it is upto YOU to play on it!
– the planners team!
We printed out the banners and posters. Exactly one week left for barcamp event!