Welcome to WordCamp Cape Town

We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Cape Town is officially on the calendar!

WordCamp Cape Town will be on the 26th and 27th of October 2017 at The River Club.

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Open sourcing WordCamp

If you were like me, you spent quite a bit of your weekend watching the WordCamp Europe live stream. Not being able to easily visit other WordCamp’s outside of South Africa, I really appreciate the Europe and US live streams as I get to catch a glimpse of what the rest of the world is up to.

One of the talks that stood out to me was Jenny Wong’s lighting talk on her experiences in planning WordCamp London and how they handled diversity by focusing on accessibility. What struck me was that the organising team found that by making their planning and descion making process publicly accessible they were able to understand the needs and requirements of their attendees better. They also found that they were able to make use of the community’s individual strengths and skills to help plan and execute a successful event.

The WordCamp Cape Town organising team has been meeting and planning WordCamp since around March this year, but it has all been mostly privately in Slack or on a P2. We’ve decided that in order to make the next WordCamp more inclusive, diverse and accessible we are going to open up the planning process to anyone who would like to offer their suggestions or support.

So, if you would like to take part in planning a bigger, better WordCamp Cape Town this year, please consider joining the discussion.

We meet every Friday at 10am in the WPSA Slack in the #wcct2017 channel (lurkers are welcome) and all our agendas and meeting discussions are posted on the  WCCT2017 P2.

 

Call for Speakers

We’re thrilled to announce that WordCamp Cape Town 2017 is officially accepting speaker applications!

Call for Speakers
Call for Speakers

WordCamp Cape Town will be held on the 26th and 27th of October 2017 at the River Club. We’re hosting two days of workshops and talks and we’re looking to build a program packed with amazing presentations which reflect the incredible diversity of the local WordPress community. We appreciate the varied talents and perspectives that you bring to the WordPress community and we want you to be a part of it!

Speaker applications close on 1 September 2017. To apply as a speaker simply fill in the form below.

Before submitting your speaker proposal, please log in to WordCamp.org using your WordPress.org account*.

If you don’t have an account, please create one.

* This is your account for the official WordPress.org website, rather than your personal WordPress site.

Call for Volunteers

WordCamp Needs You!

Each year WordCamp users from across Cape Town and South Africa meet to share their love and knowledge of WordPress and open source with each other. Without the assistance of our amazing volunteers, the event would not run as smoothly as it does.

Call for Volunteers
Call for Volunteers

Ready to do your bit to help WordCamp? WordCamp volunteers assist with anything from setting up, to handling registrations, to helping out with any general tasks throughout the day.

All volunteers also receive a free ticket to WordCamp.