Do you want to learn about WordPress? Do you have a WordPress blog or site, or use WordPress at work? Would you like to talk to others about WordPress? Do you need to know more about how to run your site?
Meet beginners and experts alike of WordPress - the Internet's leading blog platform and content management system at our South African Wordpress Meetup monthly meetings which are open to anyone interested in learning how to build a website, start a blog, and build traffic to their website. We also discuss the technical aspects of WordPress, and social networking topics such as Facebook and Twitter.
This group is for anyone interested in the Open-Source platform WordPress. These WordPress Meetups take place around Gauteng on a monthly basis. The meetups are informal and open to everyone from user to developer to designer.
5 Good Faith Rules:
• WordPress Meetups are for the benefit of the WordPress community as a whole, not specific businesses or individuals. All actions taken as an event organizer are with the best interest of the community in mind.
• Membership in the local meetup group is open to all who wish to join, regardless of ability, skill, financial status or any other criteria.
• Meetups are volunteer-run with volunteer speakers. In cases where a modest attendance fee might be necessary, this fee should only cover the costs of the meetup and shouldn’t be used to pay speakers or organizers.
• Meetup groups allow events to be organized by any reliable/trusted member of the community.
• Meetups are welcoming places where everyone works to foster an accepting environment which is free of discrimination, incitement to violence, promotion of hate, and general jerk-like behavior.
2016 Johannesburg WordCamp has come and gone...
I for one, am proud to have been associated with the successful launch of South / Southern Africa's second WordCamp with and together with my colleagues from WordPress Gauteng, WordPress Joburg, WordPress Pretoria and WordPress East Rand, I applaud your efforts, participation and support and as many delegates and speakers have tweeted - "You guys rock!"
From here, we can only grow as WordPress enthusiasts from 2016 WordCamp network and support each other and with great strides in innovation and entrepreneurship blossoming here in Africa, we should see increasing numbers of WordPress users from township and urban areas eventually follow some of the paths of the large media houses who presented their case studies and reasoning of why they chose WordPress to power their brands to millions of Southern Africans.
All of this made me feel good - knowing that I'm part of a movement of providing meaningful content that hopefully, benefits the people of this land.
Thank you again to everyone that participated in 2016 Johannesburg WordCamp - the organising committee, the volunteers, the speakers and all of the delegates who spent a couple of days with us to share their knowledge and experience.
2017 Johannesburg WordCamp... here we come!
For and Behalf of 2016 Johannesburg WordCamp