About Us

About Us

Linux Accra User Group (L.A.U.G) is a community of people from different walks of life, passionate about Linux as well as free and open source software right here here in Accra, Ghana. We meet weekly for tutorial sessions on Linux, various open source software, listen to different people's experiences with Linux and Open Source Software and new applications.

Every September, we join in the celebration of Software Freedom Day, an annual worldwide celebration of Free Software and Open Source Software. The goal of the celebration is to help educate the public about its benefits, be it government, homes or businesses.

Join us in this year's celebration!


Our sessions and discussions will be steered by these amazing facilitators:
Stephen M. Donkor
Stephen M. Donkor
Wisdom Donkor
Wisdom Donkor
Nana Fosu
Nana Fosu
Rexford Nyarko
Rexford Nyarko
Stella Fumi
Stella Fumi
Linux Chix


Our esteemed speakers are from various parts of software and technology scene:


Outline Of Event Activities

Part 1

Time Event
8:00am – 9:15am Arrival of Guests and registration
Documentary on Linux and Open Source
9:15am – 9:20am Welcome Address – Kwasi Adu-Gyan (Director-General, AITI-KACE)
– Message from Linux Accra User Group, Ghana (LAUG) (Mr. Sabra Asante)
9:20am – 9:25am Opening Remarks
9:25am – 10:00am Panel Discussion
Topic:ICT Infrastructure: The need for Open Source software’s in Ghana
Moderator: Papa Arkhust, Toast Masters
Fred Yeboah  FOSS
Sabra Asante  Ghana Linux User Group
Enie Ofori  AITI-KACE
Solomon Richardson  NITA
Florence Toffa  Mobile Web Ghana
Rep  WestBlue Consulting
Session Facilitator  Nana Fosu
10:30am – 10:35am Keynote : Hon. Vincent Sowah Odotei (MP)
10:35am – 11:00am Group Photo / Coffee Break

Part 2

Session facilitator
Time Event
11:00am – 11:10am Presentation 1 Linux Accra User Group
Topic:The Need for Career Guidance (Career Guidance Application)
Presentation by: Selasi Kodzo Ahoto & Kwaku Oteng
11:10am – 11:20am Presentation 2 Wikipedia Ghana Foundation
Topic: Wiki Data, Open Licenses(CC)
Presentation by: Shahadu Sadik
11:20am – 11:30am Presentation 3 Open Street Community
Topic: Open streets Maps
Presentation by: Enock Seth Nyamador
11:30am – 11:35am Presentation 4 IOT Network Hub
Topic: Introduction to internet of things, application and the opportunities
Presentation by:IOT Network Hub
11:35am – 11:40am Presentation 5 Linux Accra User Group
Topic: Internet of Things Security
Presentation by: Omar & Laud Bentil

Part 3

WORKSHOPS Time: 11:40m – 1:00pm

session facilitator: Wisdom Donkor
Time Event
Workshop 1 Securing Ghana’s Cyber space through institutional empowermentModerator:   Eric Akumiah
Albert Antwi   National Cyber Security Secretariat
Jake Francis   Vodafone Cyber Crime Unite
Kwadjo Osafo-Marfo   NCA
Dr Gustar Nyarko   Police CID Cyber Crime unit
Spilker Wiredu   Cyber Security Consultant
Patricia Adatienu   NCSC
Nii Okai   Dela Phones
Workshop 2 ICT and the enabling environment: The need for Open Source in Government, Private sector and SME’s
Session Facilitator: Stephen Donkor and Laud Bentil
Presentation: Richard Boateng and Michael Larbi
Moderator: Nehemiah Attigah  Odikro
Richard Boateng  NITA Infrastructure
Micheal Labi  E-Goverment Infrastructure
Rep from   WestBlue Consulting
Ishmael Allotey  Privilege IT
Arkhurst  Toast Masters

1:00pm – 1:30pm : Lunch/ Networking

Part 4

Workshop Time: 1:30pm – 2:20pm

Session facilitator: Sarata Omane
Time Event
Workshop 1 Gender: Girls in ICT: The importance of Open Source
Moderator: Clara Pinkrah-Sam(NITA)
Madam Dovi Sampson  Ministry of Information
Awo Aiden  Jintiative
Ivy Barley  Founder Developers in vogue
Florence Toffa  Mobile Web Ghana
Richard Boatang  NITA Infrastructure
Rev Sr.Egbedike Justina Oluchi
Workshop 2 Internet Governance and Open Data for sustainable development in Ghana
Session Facilitator: Wisdom Donkor
Brief Speech:  Marilyn Cade  ICANN/IGF
Moderator:  Mr Eric Akumiah (Fmr Data Expert, MOC E-transform project
Omar Seidu  Ghana Statistical Service
Nehemiah Attigah  Odikro
Florence Toffa  Mobile Web Ghana
Michael  NDPC
Workshop 3 Wikidata Hands-on
Session facilitator:  Sandister Tei (Citi FM) sandistertei@gmail.com
Shahadu Sadik  Wikipedia Ghana
Felix Nartey  Open foundation West Africa

Part 5

Hands on Training. Time: 2:20pm – 3:30pm

Session facilitator: Rexford Nyarko and Laud Bentil
Time Event
Training 1 Open Street Maps
Trainer : Enock Nyamador  Open Street Ghana
Training 2 Unix
Trainer :  Mr Fred Yeboah /Enie  AITI-KACE
Training 3 Open Source Software Application
Social Media, Privacy and Security Trainer Nii Okai, Dela Phone

Part 6

Hands On, Demo and Booth Time: 02:20pm – 04:00 pm

Session facilitator: Rexford Nyarko and Laud Bentil
Time Event
Hands On: Topic:How to install and configure Ubuntu / Dual BOOT WINDOS 8 / Distribution of Linux OS Flavours Os Flavours
Lead by: Edward Biadoo
Supported by Linux Accra Users
Hands On: Open office, Open Source Application, Linux Environments
Lead by: Linux Chics
Hands On: Internet of things for home lighting and security
Lead by: Ofoli
Demo: IOT Network Hub
Lead by: Omar & Laud Bentil
Hands On: Internet of things in smart village and cities
Lead by: IOT Hub
Stand: Developers in Vogue
Lead by: Team Developer in vogue
Stand: Mobile Web
Lead by: Mobile web team
Stand: Code Ghana
Lead by mobile web team

PART 7 Time: 4:15pm – 4:30pm Main Hall

Closing Remarks

Come join us at Software Freedom Day 2017