From WordCamps to NextGen Events: Uganda’s Turn to Pilot Innovative WordPress Events is Here!

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Iganga (Girls) Secondary School Students present a WordPress project during WordCamp Jinja – Uganda 5th Sept 2023

In May 2023, the global WordPress community embarked on an exciting new venture called the “Next Generation WordPress Events” pilot project. This initiative was designed to break the mold of traditional WordCamps and meetups, introducing innovative event formats that cater to a wider audience and foster a fresh engagement within the community. As the year unfolded, various countries trialed these novel events, each contributing uniquely to the vibrant tapestry of the WordPress ecosystem.

Now, WordPress Meetup Chapters Uganda are stepping into the spotlight to pilot the NextGen WordPress events formats, marking a significant milestone in the country’s tech community. These upcoming events, including the WordPress in Education Showcase 2024 and the Uganda Website Projects Competition 2024, are not just gatherings but a celebration of innovation, creativity, and the future of web development in Uganda.

The WordPress in Education Showcase 2024, set to take place at the Masaka Social Center on April 6th, is dedicated to uncovering the potential of WordPress in education. This event will shine a light on the extraordinary projects developed by secondary school students, ranging from dynamic websites to interactive educational tools, showcasing the immense talent and creativity of Uganda’s youth.

We’re thrilled to announce the first-ever WordPress in Education Showcase – a pioneering initiative in Uganda. Be a sponsor and help shape the future of digital learning! Sponsor the NexGen today: #WorPress #WordPressShowcase #EdTech

— Moses Ssebuwufu WordPress in Education Showcase (@EduTechCenter) January 30, 2024

Ugandan secondary schools, showcase your #WordPress sites and e-learning projects at the “WordPress in Education Showcase 2024”, on April 6, Masaka! Network, get spotted by tech companies & win awards.

Details & sign up:
Courtesy: WCMasaka23

— WordPress in Education Showcase – April 6, 2024 (@WordPressMasaka) February 10, 2024

Don’t wait when it’s too late! Tickets for #WordPressShowcase are on sale! Bring your students to learn from fellow students. Come be inspired! Register via Form: & send payment (only 10K) via Mobile Money Number 0772485651 @WordPressMasaka @EduTechCenter

— Jinja WordPress Meetup (@WordPressJinja) March 25, 2024

Following this will be the Uganda Website Projects Competition 2024 on July 5th, 2024 at the National ICT Innovation Hub in Nakawa, Kampala. Under the theme, Problem Solving with WordPress, high school & university students will pitch website projects, addressing real-world challenges, to a panel of adjudicators who will provide feedback and select winners for in-kind awards and cash prizes.

Slated for 5/7/24, at the @InnovationHubUg, the #WebsiteCompetitionUG is a platform for students, @ictteachersug and Website Developers from the @WordPress Community, to pitch & share best practices, fostering innovation and #ProblemSolving. Get Involved:

— Mukalele Rogers (@mrogers4christ) March 23, 2024

Weldone, teacher @Simonkanyike1! Thank you for empowering the future we developers with @WordPress skills! Looking forward to see them pitch thier innovative projects at the upcoming #WebsiteCompetitionUG under the theme, #ProblemSolvingWithWordPress

— Jinja WordPress Meetup (@WordPressJinja) March 14, 2024

These pioneering events represent more than just the evolution of WordPress gatherings in Uganda; they signify a commitment to advancing the digital landscape and fostering a new generation of WordPress users and developers. By embracing innovative formats and focusing on content that resonates with specific audiences, Uganda is setting a new standard for WordPress events globally.

As Uganda takes this bold step with the WordPress in Education Technology Showcase and the Uganda Website Projects Competition, an invitation is extended to all students, educators, tech enthusiasts, and professionals to join in this transformative journey. These events are catalysts for change, providing a platform for innovation, learning, and community building.

Get involved in the WordPress in Education Showcase: Sponsor, register your school, volunteer, advise, judge or partner for media coverage. Each role adds to the showcase’s success! Check out how to get involved here: #WordPress #NextGen #Showcase

— WordPress in Education Showcase – April 6, 2024 (@WordPressMasaka) February 10, 2024

At the ongoing #WebsitePublishing workshops, we’re partnering with @SharebilityUg to prepare teachers & learners for upcoming @WordPress events: the April 6th @WordPressMasaka #WordPressShowcase & the July 5th #WebsiteCompetitionUG

— Jinja WordPress Meetup (@WordPressJinja) March 9, 2024

For those keen to explore more about these and other upcoming NextGen events and WordCamps in Uganda, including the Online Payments and Delivery Summit, WordCamp Jinja and WordCamp Lira, be sure to check out the WordCamp Central schedule at WordCamp Central.

We are happy to announce that our request to have #wordcamplira in 2024 was successful. The date August 24, 2024, and venue is @Towncollege. Apwoyo Matek. @WordPress

— Lira WordPress Meetup (@WordPressLira) March 1, 2024

Our annual #WordCampJinja 2024 ( is officially scheduled for 5th 6th Sept 2024 at @TheVillageUG and our usual after party at The Nile.

Join us let’s innovate together and explore WordPress! #UnleashYourCreativity.

— Jinja WordPress Meetup (@WordPressJinja) March 28, 2024

Join us as we embark on this exciting new chapter in the WordPress community. The future is here, and it’s brimming with possibilities.

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