WordCamp Harare 2018 is set to be held at Hellenic Academy in New Alexandra Park on the 23rd to the 24th of November.
The two-day event will bring together the Zimbabwe WordPress community who use this open source website development technology. The purpose of the camp is to collectively learn, share and network with each other in a comfortable, casual environment.
WordCamp comes in different forms, based on the local communities that produce them, but in general, WordCamp include sessions on how to use WordPress more effectively, from plugin and theme development to advanced techniques and security.
Speaking to TechnoMag, a Harare Web Developer Tendai Sibanda who will be attending the event said, “gaining and honing your skills in WordPress is very essential to prosper as a WordPress developer,” adding “these days you need to have knowledge of languages such as HTML and CSS to proficiently master backend development and WordCAmp is where you meet all the gurus in the field.”
WordCamp are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress, the free and open source personal publishing software that powers over 75 million sites on the web.
Attendees range from blogging newbies to professional WordPress developers and consultants, and usually combine scheduled programming with unconference sessions and other activities.WordCamp does not discriminate, WordPress users, developers, designers, and other enthusiasts are all welcome to a WordCamp, regardless of their experience level. Issues around blogging, business, and social media that are related to WordPress use may be included, but the bulk of the program (at least 80%) is specifically about WordPress.
Lately, WordPress has being used by both small and big enterprises to develop websites, making it easy for entrepreneurs to modify, change, edit or update the content on their site in an effective way. This robust system allows web developers to create a website based on business needs hence its popularity amongst Web Developers.
Sessions generally span a variety of formats, including lectures/presentations, live demos, Q&A, workshops, ignite-style lightning presentations, panels and interviews. Presentations are shared with the broader WordPress community by posting session slides/videos to the WordCamp channel on WordPress.tv.
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.
This year, the camp will include a Kids Camp and a Contributors Day and to get an idea of the types of sessions typically seen at WordCamp, check out the WordCamp channel at WordPress.tv.