It is that time again when we have Wordcamp Kenya. This year the event will take place this weekend in Nanyuki at Sportsman’s Arms Hotel. WordCamp Kenya is a conference focusing on blogging, WordPress and Digital marketing.
For the second year running, Orange Kenya will be the main sponsor for the event. Social Media, the Media in general and the Freedom of expression will be part of the wider discussion at the two-day event. Social media’s accessibility and the freedom of speech and expression as enshrined in the Kenyan constitution have helped grow Kenya’s online presence. This has led to more people being able to freely express themselves by way of the Internet, reaching wide audiences both locally and globally.
While the WordCamp forum aims to equip participants with knowledge and expertise on how to improve their blogging skills as well as social media experience for the long-term, it will also give special attention to responsible blogging and social interaction.
There will be 28 speakers at this year’s conference. Systems Developer David Newman from Automattic Inc, in the USA, the company behind WordPress, will speak on the online publishing software’s growth trajectory. Nigeria, Tanzania, Sweden, Denmark and South Africa as well as the host country Kenya will also have representation.
A ticket to WordCamp Kenya costs 3,500 but that includes transport from Nairobi, accommodation (2 people sharing), food for 2 days and the conference.
There will be the usual bbq dinner at WordCamp Kenya with DJ Raidar on the decks to ensure you have the best of WordCamp.