welcome to BarCamp Africa

We greatly appreciate the fantastic support we have received in launching BarCamp Africa. We are sorry to announce that this event has SOLD OUT.

We will NOT be able to allow drop-in guests to participate.

Please do not come to this event unless you have your Eventbrite receipt with you. If you would like to receive updates regarding future BarCamp Africa events, please send an email to Thank you. 

BarCamp Africa will be held in Mountain View, CA on Saturday, October 11, 2008 as a way of "opening up the conversation between Silicon Valley and people and opportunities in Africa."

If you are new to the BarCamp concept, read more here.

For FAQs on BarCamp Africa, visit our FAQ page, then wander around our Blog.

To get the latest on BarCamp Africa, visit our wiki


Event Details

  • Who? Anyone who is interested in technology, mobility, art, social justice, sustainability, micro-finance - and all things Africa-esque
  • What? A good opportunity to share ideas, start conversations and build connections with people and organizations making a positive impact in Africa
  • When? Saturday, October 11th 9 am - 8 pm (end time to be confirmed)
  • Where? Google's Mountain View Campus

Sponsoring BarCamp Africa

BarCamp Africa relies on sponsors to help us keep participation costs low, open the day to the largest possible community, and extend the BarCamp message around the world on the day of the event. Help make this happen! Your $300 donation positions you as a Sponsor of this event, with visibility on our event T-Shirt, in our online media, and more. Please contact Ellen Petry Leanse if you would like to become a Sponsor of BarCamp Africa.


"Scholarships" for Participation

We would never want financial hardship to keep a person from participating in the BarCamp Africa conversation. If you are interested in coming to the event, but lack the financial resources to do so, please send an email to explaining your position and what you would like to contribute to the day's exchange of learning. We will do what we can to involve you in the day.

Please note that "Scholarships" will offest the price of admission tickets only. BarCamp Africa cannot offer the resources to assist with travel or other expenses associated with participating in our event. Thank you.


Name Sales End Price Fee
Sponsor (Acknowledged on Web Media) Ended $292.68 $7.32
Participant (SORRY: SOLD OUT) Ended $25 $0.99 (requires email address) Ended $25 $0.99
Not-for-Profit Exhibitor (requires approval code) Ended Free
SPONSOR (Acknowledged on T-Shirt and in Web Media) Ended $292.68 $7.32

On the Web

BarCamp Africa (@BarcampAfrica) | Twitter

The latest Tweets from BarCamp Africa (@BarcampAfrica). A hub for all African barcamps. Africa

BarCamp / BarCampAfrica

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