FYI, Jaward or anyone available for a talk or session?
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De : Enock Seth Nyamador <kwadzo459(a)gmail.com>
Date: jeu. 5 sept. 2019 à 17:44
Subject: Celebrate Software Freedom Day in Accra, Bolga or Sunyani
To: linuxaccra <linuxaccra(a)yahoogroups.com>
The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE),
Linux Accra Users Group (LAUG) and Internet Society Ghana Chapter (ISOC
Ghana) are pleased to request your partnership and sponsorship for this
year’s Software Freedom Day event in Ghana scheduled for Saturday September
21, 2019 on the theme, “Innovation, AI & Open Source Technologies”.
Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual global grassroots effort to
educate the public on the virtues of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
and also to encourage its use. SFD is expected to attract about 1000
participants physically and virtually via online platforms.
This year’s event will be hosted in 3 locations Accra
<https://sfdbolga19.eventbrite.com> and Sunyani
<https://sfdsunyani19.eventbrite.com> and will include hands-on training,
plenary, breakout sessions and workshops, convening in-person and virtual
participants from across the continent and global stakeholders and
Participants will include government leadership, civil servants, private
enterprises, IT organizations, researchers,entrepreneurs, innovators and
Activities for the celebration include:
Creating awareness about the potential of open source technology for
education, business and national development
Discussions on prospects of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning,
Cryptocurrency for Ghana
Teaching participants to install various Linux distributions
Exhibiting open source projects and innovations
Geospatial technology, UAVs (drones), cyber security, photography and
Kindly help share! if you would like to support kindly reach out to
SFD 19 Team
We have all been working hard trying to get bylaws finished.
Wikimedia Ghana User Group will need board members for our non profit.
Please, publicly send your nominations for board members. You can post here.
At this time, select someone you know, and trust, can do this thankless
unpaid job without drama;
People who have been dedicated to this group, and will put this group
first; people, who won't bail when it gets tough;
People who know about the affairs of the Wikimedia movement, and understand
where digital technology especially for the open movement is heading.
Now in our initial bylaws, we mentioned that while our group members can
belong to other Ghanaian Wikimedia groups, we aren't really sure if it's a
good idea for someone sitting on the board of another Ghanaian Wikimedian
community to also hold a voting position on Wikimedia Ghana's board.
Maybe we can confer an advisory role. But for some running their own
community somewhere to come dictate what we should do with our resources
and activities, till date, some of us are not too sure if it will benefit
However, it's a decision worth taking together, and solidifying.
Hence, with this information, kindly start sharing names of who your board
You can use the mailing list. No private messages.
Please note that if you got this via WhatsApp or Telegram, it's the same
thing. No need to nominate here also.
Having the names by September 4 will be good.
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