WordPress announces WordCamp Lagos!
The WordPress Community in Nigeria will host its first official city WordCamp conference on March 10, 2018, at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos.
More than 500 attendees; Bloggers, Designers, Developers, Digital Strategists, Startups, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Partners and Tech Enthusiasts are expected to attend the international event next year.
The conference will be declared open with a Keynote address to get the attendees acquainted with WordCamp as well as their immediate environment.
Over six breakout sessions and three main talks during the conference will feature industry experts in Nigeria and beyond who will share strategies that will further enhance WordPress usability for the attendees. Regular talks, as well as live technical sessions, will focus on design, development, security, content, business and community affairs concerning WordPress.
A kids camp is also slated to hold on the same day for 20 children between the ages of 7 – 14.
The conference will be concluded with an attendees after-party to create an avenue for networking amongst the attendees, speakers, and partners.
According to the organisers, WordCamp Lagos promises to be educative, entertaining and rewarding as there will be lots of side attractions as well as swags.
Get your tickets to the event here.
WordPress is a powerful open source blog/website creation tool written in PHP. It was co-founded and developed by Matt Mullenweg in 2003. WordPress is also an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it and the WordPress software is released under the GPLv2 License (or later) from the Free Software Foundation.
In the words of Matt himself “ WordPress has always been about websites, but it’s not just about websites. It’s about freedom, about possibilities, and about carving out your own livelihood, whether it’s by making a living through your site or by working in the WordPress ecosystem itself. We’re democratizing publishing — and democratizing work — for everyone, regardless of language, ability, or economic wherewithal.”
WordCamps are locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress, the free and open source publishing software that powers over 75 million websites. WordCamps come in all different flavors, based on the local communities that produce them, but in general, WordCamps include sessions on how to use WordPress more effectively, with focus on design, development, security, content, business, and community.
The WordCamp Lagos 2018 conference will be the first official of its kind in Nigeria and West Africa.
About WordPress Nigerian Meetup Communities
The entirety of all Official WordPress Meetup Groups are created to give back to the community and comprises of WordPress developers, designers, bloggers and publishers who get together to share WordPress knowledge and experience, learning and giving back to the community where they are domiciled.
There are currently 557 meetup groups in 86 countries across the globe with over 200,000 members. WordPress Meetups are for the benefit of the WordPress community as a whole, not specific businesses or individuals. All actions taken by the event organizers are done with the best interest of the community in mind.
Nigeria currently has nine WordPress Meetup communities, they are in Lagos, Ibadan, Ile-Ife, Abuja, Calabar, Port Harcourt, Ijebu, Ilorin, and Bauchi with more cities joining soon. Local Meetups events are FREE to attend and are volunteer-run with volunteer speakers. The groups are all open to everyone who wishes to join!