THANK YOU! to everyone who participated at 2016 Joburg WordCamp

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

Al Karaki

WordPress and WordCamp Radio Show – Monday, Nov 14th 8-9 PM on Mix 93.8 FM

Reminder for tonight’s WordPress and WordCamp radio show:

Monday, Nov 14th from 8-9 pm on Mix 93.8 FM, Prof Gary and Al Karaki will be hosting www – Wild, Wonderful WordPress where we invite listeners to send us in their websites for accolades or onions.

WordCamp Joburg 2016 starts on Friday at the BON Hotel and Conference Centre and we talk to some of the sponsors about their perspectives on WordCamp and WordPress in South Africa.

Besides streaming audio –, we are available on DSTV Channel 923 and please interact with us by sms with your questions and comments directly to the studio at 41348.


WordPress and WordCamp Radio Show – Monday, Oct 17th 8-9 PM on Mix 93.8 FM

Reminder: This Monday, Oct 17th from 8-9 pm on Mix 93.8 FM, Prof Gary and Al Karaki will be hosting www – Wild, Wonderful WordPress where we invite listeners to send us in their websites for accolades or onions. We will also discuss WordCamp Joburg 2016 as well as field questions regarding the use and applications of WordPress software. Two spaces at the studio in Midrand if anyone wants to join us.

WordCamp Joburg 2016, Nov 18-19, 2016 at the BON Conference Centre, Midrand

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WordPress is the world’s most popular open source software for creating any kind of website, from a simple blog to a full-featured business or online store website. With WordPress it’s easy to build your website without writing a single line of code or knowing anything about HTML or design skills to create a professional looking site.

Every day, more than 50,000 websites are launched and WordPress is used to power over 59% of all websites using a Content Management System on the internet.

A WordCamp is a non-profit conference focused on all things WordPress and is relevant to everyone from new users to experienced developers, designers and everyone in between. It is not only a great place to learn from some of the most influential people in the WordPress community, but also to meet plenty of new and interesting people who share similar passions.

Aside from the huge learning opportunity, one of the primary benefits of attending WordCamp is the opportunity to mingle with industry professionals from all walks of life. The conference will be a lot of fun with plenty of time to hang out, get to know each other, and make valuable connections that will boost your business.

WordCamp Joburg 2016 is organised by members of the Gauteng WordPress community, the largest WordPress group in Africa and has received approval for the hosting of Johannesburg WordCamp 2016 on Nov 18-19, 2016 at the BON Hotel and Conference Centre in Midrand.

Second and Final Call from WordCamp Joburg

This is the Second and Final call from WordCamp Joburg 2016 for support of the event and we welcome volunteers to assist us with this prestigious event as well as speakers and companies who would like to be involved in the South African WordPress community.

WordCamp Joburg 2016 is part of the global WordCamp event calendar. Johannesburg is considered to be the top financial and business capital in Africa and on average, WordCamps attract 200-400 delegates over the WordCamp weekend. The venue  has a main room as well as breakaway rooms for presentations and workshops.

Sponsors and Exhibitors  – expose your products and services to one of the fastest growing tech and innovation sectors. A range of sponsorship options are available.

Speakers – calling all South/Southern African WordPress users – got an interesting WordPress website, launching a startup or an interesting case study on why you used WordPress for your website, blog or online store? Tell us your story..

Volunteers – interested in learning how to organise a global event and meet interesting people? considering a career in webdesign or web solutions? We also require volunteer assistance for event management, logistics, accounting and IT skills.. please join us for WordCamp Joburg 2016 – we’d love to have you on board!

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