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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WordCamp Sessions

Speaker selection

Every year WordCamp Cape Town hosts some of the most interesting and informative workshops and talks from WordPress users both locally and internationally. We do this by inviting speakers from around the world to join us in celebrating WordPress.

The process of taking all the session submissions and filtering them into the final list for the event has always been handled purely by the organising team. However this is quite a subjective process and so this year, in the overall spirit of open sourcing WordCamp, we want to put more power into the hands of our users, those of you who will be attending WordCamp.

So, if you follow the link to the list of proposed sessions, you will see a list of all session submissions as well as a poll to vote for your favourites.  We would love to get your feedback in choosing the sessions you want featured at WordCamp.

While we will do everything in our power to include the sessions you have voted for, please be aware that the final selection is the responsibility of the WordCamp Organising Team.

So head on over to the proposed session list and make your choices.

WordPress Women: let’s hear your voices at #wcct2017

Jenny Wong speaking at WordCamp Cape Town 2015

WordCamp Cape Town loves women! And we want your voices heard at our #wcct2017 event.

We’re inviting engaging, innovative and tech-savvy WordPress women to join our impressive list of speakers. Share your innovations, insights and challenges with your WordPress community.

Help us build a show-stopping, gender-balanced line-up for our two days of workshops and talks, set to take place on 26 and 27 October 2017 at the River Club.

We invite you to submit your Speaker application today – entries close on 20 August 2017. To apply as a speaker simply follow this link to the submission form. We’re open to any topic that you have expertise in and are looking for workshops as well as regular 35-minute talks.

Call for Sponsors

Without the support of our generous sponsors, WordCamp Cape Town would not be affordable to the vast majority of the local community who attend. WordCamp attendees have two full days to gain insight from our speakers, network with other WordPress users and developers, and learn more about WordPress and open source. By donating to WordCamp Cape Town, our sponsors make this event a reality. Thank you!

Interested in coming on board as one of our awesome sponsors? Have a look at our WordCamp Cape Town 2017 Sponsorship Packages and let us know at what level you would like to sponsor so we can make it happen!

We also have a ‘Donations’ category. If you would like to donate towards WordCamp Cape Town 2017 with any amount that does not fit into the packages listed above, then we will gladly accept your donation. In exchange we will list your name (linked to your website) on the event website.

To become a WordCamp Cape Town 2017 sponsor, please fill in the form below.

Is a WordCamp t-shirt important to you?

We’re looking at the best swag options for the community for WordCamp Cape Town 2017. In the past we’ve usually done t-shirts and they have been met with mixed reviews, so this year we thought we’d make a point of finding out what the community has to say about it!

If you have an opinion on whether we should be providing t-shirts as swag at this year’s WordCamp Cape Town, then please answer the poll below – thanks!

Feel free to comment on this post with further thoughts on the swag for this year’s WordCamp.

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 are now closed – thanks for all of the high high-quality submissions!

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.