What are WordCamps?

WordCamps are casual conferences covering everything related to WordPress, organized in several cities world over, as listed on the wordcamp.org central website. WordCamps are attended by people ranging from blogging newbies to professional web developers and consultants, and usually combine scheduled programming with unconference sessions and other activities.

WordCamps do not discriminate, and WordPress users, developers, designers, and other enthusiasts should all feel welcome at a WordCamp, regardless of their experience level. Sessions generally span a variety of formats, including lectures/presentations, live demos, Q&A, workshops, ignite-style lightning presentations, panels, interviews, and any other format you can imagine. 

Presentations are shared with the broader WordPress community by posting session slides/videos to the WordCamp channel on WordPress.tv. The content of sessions is firmly focused on using and developing for WordPress. Issues around blogging, business, and social media that are related to WordPress use may be included, but the bulk of the program (at least 80%) is specifically about WordPress.

The very first WordCamp was organized in San Francisco by Matt Mullenweg in 2006, and since then local communities around the world have organized hundreds of others.

In Uganda, the first Wordcamp was held in 2017 in Kampala. In 2018, the Kampala WordPress community organised their second Wordcamp Kampala 2018 which was bigger than the first one.

In March 2019, The Entebbe WordPress Community also organised its first Wordcamp Entebbe 2019 which was held at Nkumba University

We look forward to more Wordcamps every year.