The WordPress local community helps host monthly meetups which culminate into a WordCamp annual event, in countries across the globe. The WordCamp event is gaining ground in Africa, its been held in the following African countries and their respective cities: South Africa (Johannesburg, Cape Town); Kenya (Nairobi), Zimbabwe(Harare).
What is A WordCamp?
Have you ever heard of one, a WordCamp? I was not aware of them until late 2016, when I came across a link on my twitter feed. It was an invitation to attend the first Wordcamp held in Zimbabwe; Harare. I searched it up on the internet and I was instantly fascinated.
A WordCamp, is a local WordPress Conference for people from all walks of WordPress. The event is usually scheduled into various Speaker Sessions with interactive question and answer segments at the end of each session.
Who and why should you attend?
The WordCamp conference caters for everyone, from web developers, designers and various professionals to even the occasional blogger…..you get to learn first hand from real people talking about the things they are doing, things you are doing or thinking of doing too…..
There is always something for everyone.
Even outside of the Speaker Sessions, the networking opportunities are priceless, you really never know who you will meet there, or what inspiring idea you will pick up.
And there is always Swag, you can truly say I been there I done that, I got the T-shirt……..
Also There Is AN After Party!!! You know what they say about All work and no play. WordCamps usually conclude with an after party……..
My Experience at one
It was an awesome fun-filled event filled with lots of learning…. you can read my highlights from WordCamp Harare 2016 here
If you get a chance to attend one, do!!!
When and where?
Cape Town, South Africa; The River Club 22-23 0ctober 2017 #WCCT2017
Harare, Zimbabwe; Hellenic Academy 4 November 2017 WordCampHarare2017
Nairobi, Kenya; Michael Joseph Center 4-5 November WordCampNairobi2017
PS If you are attending WordCamp Harare; you just might see me there.
A few pics from WordCamp Harare 2016