Wordcamp Kampala 2018: Here’s a special invitation for ICT Teachers Association members

All members of the ICT Teachers Association of Uganda (ITAU) are coordially invited to attend the Wordcamp Kampala 2018 conference which will take place from Fri 23rd – Sun 25th November 2018 at Hivecolab – Kamwokya, Kampala. The conference will focus on everything to do with website design and publishing with WordPress, the world’s No. 1 Content Management System (CMS) that powers over 80 million sites on the web (over 30% of the world’s websites), including the US Whitehouse website among other big brands, and our joint website, ictteachersug.net.

Since our website ictteachersug.net is a multi-user website, all users are priviledged with credentials to login and publish content on the website. Therefore all ITAU members need to know how to use WordPress for creating and publishing content.

There will be a number of lined up sessions will be led by distinguished, experienced speakers. The speakers will discuss several technologies, including Gutenberg, Docker, Jetpack, Google AMP and how to cope with the ever evolving technologies.

Participants will also get tips on,

  • quality content generation,
  • debugging tools,
  • Search engine and speed optimization,
  • achieving mobile-friendliness,
  • handling cyber threats, data privacy & website security,
  • Performing redirects,
  • installing WordPress instances and multisites,
  • earning from income blogging,
  • plus an insight into the future of WordPress.

Find details about these  sessions here .

Special Parallel Session for ICT Teachers,  getting started with Free hosting

ICT Teachers will have an extra / additional pararrel hands-on session which will focus on how to specifically manage thier wordpress-powered joint website, ictteachersug.net. We shall get a walkthrough about adding new posts and other features like:

  • Updating own profile
  • Adding Quick and Advanced posts
  • Adding downloads
  • Adding resources
  • Adding events
  • Adding products to our e-shop
  • Adding Job listings
  • Embedding images
  • Sending email notifications
  • Posting to ITAU social media
  • Using ITAU webmail
  • Approving new users, etc.

For practice purposes, the teachers will be guided on how to setup thier free web hosting accounts on center4webpresence.com  and free domain names as promised during the recent Capacity Development Workshop/ ITAU AGM 2018. Online WordPress installations will be made for everyone so that even beginers can start experimenting with it. Everyone should therefore come along with a laptop. Wi-Fi will be available,

History about WordCamps

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.

The 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 Kampala was held last year 2017. Read about how it went down and more details about the wordpress kampala community.

 

How can you be a part of the WordCamp Kampala 2018?

The general public can pay for tickets through the official event website at 2018.kampala.wordcamp.org using PayPal or VISA.

The ticket prices go for only $5 or UGX 22,000 which caters for meals and breakfast for both days, Wi-Fi, an after party 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, and KANZU SUPPORT DESK. Read more about these sponsors here.

Special 10% discount for ICT Teachers

To benefit from the special discount for ICT Teachers, register through this form.

For teachers travelling from upcountry who cant commutte from home, you will have to make private arrangements for accomodation near the venue. Kololo Senior Secondary school is near the venue and  usually provides cheap accomodation. You can call/whatsapp the coordinator through 0706060740 / 0776960740 for any inquires  confirmation and guidance.

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