WordCamp Kampala 2019: Here is what I will share about

WordCamp Kampala 2019: Here is what I will share about

It is yet another great opportunity for me to speak at a WordCamp, and WordCamp Kampala 2019 will be my forth time after WordCamp Kampala 2017, WordCamp Kampala 2018, and WordCamp Entebbe 2019.

Speaking at WordCamp Kampala 2017

About this Event

WordCamp Kampala 2019 conference will take place on Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1 st December, 2019 at Hive Colab in Kamwokya, Kampala. WordCamps are conferences covering everything related to WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system and are attended by people ranging from beginners to professional web developers and consultants.

With some participants during WordCamp 2017
Leading a session during WordCamp Entebbe 2019

About the sessions I will lead

Support Forum and Social Platforms for WordPress Community Uganda

The WordPress Community Uganda consists of several WordPress users and enthusiasts who hold monthly meetups. The WordPress Kampala community meetup started in 2017, followed by WordPress Entebbe meetup in 2018. More meetups expected in other districts in Uganda in future.

The WordPress Community in Uganda is a part of the global WordPress community. We exist to serve the local community and make things fun, interesting and beneficial for everyone in the area with an interest in WordPress.

We have a number of social media platforms on Whatsapp, telegram, facebook, twitter and slack. Recently, we opened up a community website, wcuganda.org, to coordinate the community, publicize our activities and also host our online support forum.

During this session, we shall share with the members the various was how they can get involved with WordPress as detailed at make.wordpress.org.

Leading a session during WordCamp Kampala 2018

Automate and Grow Your Web Business

The high rates of unemployment have pushed many people to be self employed. When you’re self-employed, then you’re likely a freelancer or a business owner.

One of the most viable fields for freelance work is the website development field. Today, nearly everyone wants their own little corner of the Internet with their very own website. On the other hand, not too many have the skills it takes to get it done. When you know how to create even basic websites, you can start up an actual business.

Many international web hosting companies offer reseller web hosting plans which you can use to sub host all your clients. In this session, we shall discuss the various tools like WHMCS and the WHMCS Bridge WordPress plugins which you can use to automate administration of all aspects of your web hosting business including client management, support, invoicing and payments.

Uganda Mobile Money Woocommerce Payment Gateways

This is a topic which I shared about during a recent WordPress meetup, and got great feedback, so I decided to extend the discussion during the wordcamp.

Sharing with fellow website developers during one of the meetups this year.

During this session, I will be sharing experiences integrating mobile money payments on #Woocommerce powered websites.
Mobile Money is the most popular and convenient way of doing electronic money transfers in Uganda, and many e-commerce shop owners need to integrate mobile money payment method on their websites, most of which are running on WordPress and Woocommerce software.

There are several developers that have responded to this need by creating WordPress plugins to help simplify the process of integration of mobile money payments as a gateway in Woocommerce powered websites.

During this session, we shall discuss and demo the several plugins available today such as EasyPay, CashLeo, FlutterWave, JPesa, PesaPal, Yo! Payments Uganda etc.

Other topics / sessions at this Years’ WordCamp

A panel of speakers at WordCamp Kampala 2017

Every year, members of the WordPress Community identify topics they are passionate about and submit then during the call for speakers. The topics for this year are summarised in the table below. The schedule is divided into 3 parallel tracks: The Kick-Off track for beginners, The AirBus Track for Business sessions and the Gym Track for Advanced users:

Saturday, November 30th

Time Kick-Off New User Airbus Business Gym Advanced
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm

Sunday, December 1st

Time Kick-Off New User Airbus Business Gym Advanced
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm

Check out 2019.kampala.wordcamp.org for the latest detailed program of the WordCamp.

Tickets

WordCamps are highly subsidized by community sponsors who to make the more cost friendly. This year’s WordCamp is mainly sponsored by WooCommerce, Jetpack, Bluehost, HubSpot, GoDaddy and Digital blend.

The ticket fee for WordCamp Kampala is only UGX 20,000. The ticket will grant you access to the venue, meals (breakfast and lunch for the two days), a camp T-shirt, Internet Access and other logistics.

You can book a ticket using Mobile Money. Please call and send mobile money to 0782886702 with reason as wckla-yourname or buy one online at https://2019.kampala.wordcamp.org/tickets/

Dont MISS!

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