WordPress has come a long way since it first launched back in 2003. It’s now the most popular content management system and has become a dominant force online, now powering 29% of the internet with a 59.4% market share of all known CMS.
WordPress gets more monthly unique visitors than Amazon and the same as Facebook. WordPress.com (and self-hosted WordPress websites running Jetpack) gets an average 22,000,000,000+ pageviews per month and growing. – WordPress.com There are 1,323+ meetup groups for WordPress all over the world.
Here in Ghana, there are a lot of websites running WordPress, and a lot more blogs on the platform. This means there are a lot of individuals in Ghana who use WordPress either professionally or as hobbyists.
1st Ever WordPress Meetup in Ghana
Despite the large-scale use of the most popular Content Management System in the world, there does not seem to be any community of WordPress Lovers. In this regards, it has become necessary to hold the first ever WordPress Meetup in the country, with the aim of getting more WordPress lovers, to organise more of such events, network, and share ideas.
How to Get There
The Meetup will take place at Vida e Caffe, East Legon. The easiest and most recommended way to get there for first timers is via Uber, Taxify, Uru or any other ridesharing applications available to you.
If you are driving, use Google Maps navigation to the place.
For people who would want to use “Trotro”, you should alight at Shashie, then walk to the Shiashie Taxi Rank. There are Taxis loading towards the area.
Please note that Vida e Cafe, East Legon is just a 30 seconds walk along the Boundary Road from Starbites. This could help those who would come with a traditional taxi.
How to find us
We will be at the Garden of Vida e Caffe, East Legon.
Activities and Programmes for the day
First, we take a few minutes to get introduced. We will be sharing our names, business name(s), and our interest in WordPress. If you have business cards, you can pass them out.
Open Questions and Answers
This is your chance to ask your burning questions about WordPress or to tell the group your WordPress experience. Total newbie questions are welcome, and so are difficult developer questions. If the answer is too complicated, someone will volunteer to talk to you after the meeting. We are expecting a lot of smart people in this group who are happy to help out.
Main Program (Moderator Led Discussion)
This should last for 45 minutes, including questions, which you can ask at any time. We will be discussing why there has not been any strong WordPress communities. We will need to deliberate and find out how to organise subsequent meetups and make them successful. There will be a call for volunteers, who would want to join the organisation of the meetup.
After this, there is the formal conclusion of the meetup.
Unless Vida e Caffe is closing (which is definitely going to happen at 7:00 pm), everyone is welcomed to hang out and talk or do some impromptu problem-solving after the formal conclusion of the Meetup.
Who can attend the Accra WordPress Meetup?
- Bloggers (Newbie, Intermediate or Pro)
- Website Developers
- WordPress Enthusiasts
- WordPress Developers
- Meetup lovers
- Anyone in the Web and Tech Community
- Anyone who wants to know about WordPress
- Media and Press Personnel
Venue: Vida e Caffe, East Legon
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 4:45 PM to 07:00 PM
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