The wordcamp will focus on everything to do with website design and publishing with wordpress, the world’s best Content Management System, whose current market share stands at 33% of all websites on the world wide web, historically totaling to over 46 million websites now. This WordCamp is organised by members of the Entebbe WordPress Meetup group, aimed at attracting people around Entebbe, but open to anyone to join. They usually hold meetups every month to grow the tech pontential and create jobs through self employment with acquired WordPress skills. The Entebbe WordPress Community was inspired by the Kampala Community to start the meetups. We expect more cities in Uganda to also start WordPress meetups in the coming years.
WordCamps are casual conferences covering everything related to WordPress, organised in several cities world over. WordCamps are attended by people ranging from blogging newbies to professional web developers and consultants, and usually combine scheduled programming with unconference sessions and other activities. WordCamps do not discriminate, and WordPress users, developers, designers, and other enthusiasts should all feel welcome at a WordCamp, regardless of their experience level. Sessions generally span a variety of formats, including lectures/presentations, live demos, Q&A, workshops, ignite-style lightning presentations, panels, interviews, and any other format you can imagine. Presentations are shared with the broader WordPress community by posting session slides/videos to the WordCamp channel on WordPress.tv. The content of sessions is firmly focused on using and developing for WordPress. Issues around blogging, business, and social media that are related to WordPress use may be included, but the bulk of the program (at least 80%) is specifically about WordPress. The very first WordCamp was organized in San Francisco by Matt Mullenweg in 2006, and since then local communities around the world have organized hundreds of others. In Uganda, the first Wordcamp was held in 2017 in Kampala. Last year 2018, the Kampala WordPress community organised their second wordcamp which was bigger than the first one. Read this summarised WordCamp Kampala 2018 report for more details.
We encourage ICT Teachers, especially those around Entebbe and neigbouring districts to attend this WordCamp because our joint multi-user website ictteachersug.net, is powered by WordPress and all ITAU members need to know how to use WordPress for creating and publishing content. Additionally, apart from learning how to publish content on the ITAU website, ICT Teachers are encouraged to learn WordPress which can help them start doing website design to earn additional income. There will be an opportunity for free domains and free hosting to help the absolute beginners start practising. In the videos below, the ICT Teachers who attended the recent WordCamp Kampala share their testimonies:
Members who are interested in attending this wordcamp are encouraged to register through THIS FORM: (wordcamp.ictteachersug.net) for updates and coordination purposes.
The ticket prices go for only UGX 20,000 which will cater for meals and breakfast for all days, and a WordCamp shirt. Your Ticket will give you access to all the activities that will consist of training, competition and fun. As you can realise, this ticket price is highly subsidised. Without funding from sponsors, the price to meet all the conference costs would be way heigher. The sponsors for the Wordcamp include WooCommerce, Jetpack, Bluehost, GoDaddy, among others.