Since the beginning of the year, myself and a few of the guys from WooThemes have taken over the organising of the WordPress Cape Town community. Over the course of the year we have organised two local meetups – one for WordPress’ 10th Anniversary and the other just because we thought the community deserved it. They were both very different meetups – one being a cocktail party (with cake!) and the other being a more traditional meetup where we heard from two local entrepreneurs about how they set up their businesses on WordPress. You can see the videos from these meetups here.
Next up for the local WordPress community is none other than WordCamp Cape Town 2013 – to be held on 7 November at the Cape Town Stadium. This year’s WordCamp has the (somewhat loose) theme of ‘The Business of WordPress’ and each of the talks will be looking at building a website, app or community on WordPress. We’ll be hearing some interesting stories from local success stories, such as Lazygamer and One Page Love, as well as how a number of people have used WordPress to grow their careers and get their unique working situation up and running. The full schedule for the day is available here: http://2013.capetown.wordcamp.org/schedule/.
Not only do we have 7 incredible local speakers (although one of them is from Joburg, but don’t hold that against him), but we also have 3 international speakers who will be joining us from across the Atlantic. You can see the full list of speakers here: http://2013.capetown.wordcamp.org/speakers/.
On top of that we have a top notch after party planned for all the WordCamp attendees: http://2013.capetown.wordcamp.org/2013/10/18/announcing-the-official-wordcamp-cape-town-2013-after-party/.
The day promises to be an absolute winner, packed with fascinating talks and an excellent chance to meet some of the great people that make the WordPress community what it is.
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