Charity Hackathon Recap: Video & Photos

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Since we posted a wrap up post about the first do_action( ‘wordpress-charity-hackathon’ ), we have heard from a number of people all over the world who are interested in replicating the idea in their own cities. We will soon have a greater resource online that will assist people with getting their own do_action events going, but in the mean time you can get a pretty good idea of how it all worked from the video and photos taken at the event.

If you were at the event then go ahead and tag yourself in the Facebook album (embedded below). Read More…

July 2014 Meetup – Interview with a Founder

It’s been a little while since our last (very successful) meetup with Miriam Schwab and we’re itching to get together again. This time we’ll be hearing from Mark Forrester, co-founder of Cape Town’s very own WooThemes. He’ll be interviewed by Gareth Allison (of Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues – himself also a designer and developer in the WordPress community) about his history in the industry and how it all led to the founding of WooThemes. We’ll open things up for Q&A at the end, so come along with your questions for Mark.

Tickets for the event go on sale this Thursday (12 June) at 12pm and cost a mere R50 each. You can find out more info about the event (and book your tickets) right here.

This meetup is sponsored by Prospress – builders of great WordPress products, including the fantastic WooCommerce Subscriptions extension. We’ll have some nifty swag of theirs to give away on the night to a few lucky people as well.

Don’t miss Clickatell’s D-bug Duck @ Cape Town’s WordCamp!

D-Bug DuckIf you haven’t yet heard of the phenomenon that is D-Bug Duck, then where have you been? Discovered on a worldwide search by devs from Clickatell, this problem solving powerhouse in duck form is becoming the go-to advisor for devs in sticky situations around the world.

It seems that just by talking a problem through with D-Bug, devs are inevitably guided towards the solutions to even the most complicated coding problems. The feeling of satisfaction you get from solving a problem with his help is made ever sweeter by D-Bug’s silent, knowing stare.

At Clickatell, they love WordPress. They love its ease of use, its stability and its ubiquity and they’re all about open-source. Clickatell built their website and their intranet using WordPress, all under the ever-present guidance of D-Bug Duck himself. It’s safe to say that Clickatell is a big team of die-hard WordPress fans.

So be sure to come say hi to D-Bug Duck at WordCamp 2013, he probably won’t reply, but he never forgets a face. Follow him on his global travels at (Twitter and Tumblr)

Arrive at WordCamp in style, with Uber

Arrive in Style

We want you to ride like a VIP. Haven’t heard of Uber? Trust us, you’ll love it.

We’re excited to offer all guests complimentary rides, up to R50, to and from the event using the promo code WCCT2013.

uber-logoUber is an iPhone/Android/Blackberry app that lets you tag your location and summon a professional driver to your side within minutes. Once in the car, the driver will take you wherever you need to go. The fare is billed to your card, with no need to tip, so you don’t have to worry about handling cash.

Just click the promo code below and sign up! You’ll be riding in style in no time at all.

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WordCamp gives back!

This year at WordCamp we will be taking donations and doggy bags (see below!) for African Tails’ Santa Paws project. Santa Paws is a project that collects and distributes doggy bags to township dogs in need this Christmas. All doggy bags will be distributed by African Tails to townships the Western Cape, such as Joe Slovo and Du Noon.

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