In the exclusive interview with Mary Job, we’re bringing you the story about forthcoming WordCamp Lagos 2019. Cutting-edge level event is a result of the devoted work of this excellent manager and her team in Lagos. Here is what Mary told us about the WordPress community and WordCamp in Lagos… Enjoy!
Please, introduce us with WC LAGOS…
The WordPress community in Lagos was formed in the year 2014 by Tunbosun Ayinla, a Plugin Developer and WordPress Open Source Contributor.
The community hosts monthly free presentations, meet and greets, and workshops over the past few years. Last year, it held its first annual WordCamp event in March at the Civic Centre Lagos.
The second annual edition of WordCamp Lagos is happening this May 10th – 12th, 2019 with Matt Adesanya, the CTO of Workforce Group as our keynote speaker.
This year, we are looking at 400 attendees or more from within and outside Lagos, Nigeria.
Tell us more about the program and visitors!?
The theme of this years’ event is ‘uplifting local communities and individuals’ and we are prepared to deliver maximum value and impact during this event. We listened to your feedback from last year and brought practical workshops this year. On Friday, May 10th, there will be practical sessions on development, UX, blogging, and business.
On Saturday, we will host panel sessions with a variety of professionals and established experts who will share their wealth of knowledge on remote working, running a business in Nigeria, WordPress security, themes and plugins, blogging, branding, payments and making money on the WordPress ecosystem.
WordCamp conferences are extremely economical, not charging more than $40 for two days of high-quality speakers and networking opportunities or $20 for a one-day event or its equivalents.
There will be refreshments, lunches on all three days and swags to take home. We are offering a 20% off this year to all community members, use this code ‘upliftnaija’ to get your discount.
On Sunday, between 12noon – 5.00 pm, we will host our very first contributor day in West Africa. All new and old contributors will get together in teams and a co-work style to get started or continue to contribute to the open source WordPress project.
In honor of Catherine Egwali, a Woman of WordPress, all kids, and teenagers camp tickets are free this year, sign up your wards from ages 8 – 17, there will be two tracks, one for prospective writers and the other for WordPress development. To sign up, please visit our official website.
WordPress is in a revolutionary phase. Gutenberg. What do you think about it!?
WordPress has evolved and will continue to do so, as with any other thing in life, it will keep getting better, but the mission stays the same. “Democratizing publishing and the freedoms that come with open source”.
In the end, your message to organizers of WordCamps all over the world?
To continue to promote the mission of WordPress, and keep the community welcoming as it already is.