WordCamp Philippines

If you’re a Pinoy blogger or a WordPress user/fan then most likely you’ve heard or read of this already. But in case you haven’t, I have good news for you. There will be a WordCamp held in the Philippines this coming September 6, 2008. If you don’t know what I’m talking about here’s a little info.

What is WordCamp?

WordCamp is a conference type of event that focuses squarely on everything WordPress. Everyone from casual end users all the way up to core developers show up to these events. These events are usually highlighted by speeches or keynotes by various people. WordCamp is a spin off from the popular BarCamp which was a spin off of FooCamp. – Weblog Tools Collection

WordCamp Philippines will be the first ever WordCamp organized and held in Asia. WordCamp Philippines is being organized by a group of Filipino bloggers based in Mindanao who were also responsible for organizing the successful 1st Mindanao Bloggers Summit held last year.

What are the objectives of WordCamp Philippines?

…to encourage more developers to use and deploy WordPress, not only as a blogging engine but also as a full-featured content management system for Web sites. Another is to increase the number of WordPress users and developers in the country. By developers, we mean programmers of WordPress plugins and designers of themes & templates.

WordCamp Philippines will be held on the 6th of September, 2008 (Saturday) at the College of St. Benilde, Taft Ave., Manila. The event will be divided into several components: Deployment (Usage) Track, Development Track, Panel Discussions, WP Install-Fest and last but not least, the After Party! So make sure to mark your calendars and don’t make any other appointments on that date.

I’d really love to go and be a part of this event. Unfortunately, I’m no longer in the Philippines. Since I won’t be attending WordCamp Philippines, all I can do is help support it by promoting it here on my blog. If you’d like to help and support WordCamp Philippines, there are many things you can do. You can be a volunteer and help the organizers plan/setup this event, you can be a speaker and share your knowledge and expertise, you can be a sponsor or like me you can help promote this event by blogging about it or spreading the word to your family, friends, schoolmates and officemates.

Anyone attending WordCamp Philippines? If you are, aside from those stated above what other activities would you want to have? What topics would you want to be discussed in this event? If you have any ideas or suggestions on how to make this event more fun, please share it with us.


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28 Comments

  • ilginç, September 11, 2008 @ 5:31 AM Reply

    I love wordpress ı am the best fan of wp.

  • JP Habaradas, August 18, 2008 @ 8:25 AM Reply

    @Jehzeel – Now how is that possible? Hehe anyways, saw photos of the event in Flickr and saw you were one of the volunteers. The WordCamp Philippines shirt looks so cool. I envy you guys coz you seemed to have had lots of fun during the event. :D

  • Jehzeel Laurente, August 18, 2008 @ 8:24 AM Reply

    you should go even if you’re not here.. hehehe :D

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  • JP Habaradas, July 18, 2008 @ 8:35 AM Reply

    @Marisa – Thank you! Maybe you and your fellow Indonesian bloggers and WordPress users should setup/plan a WordCamp in Indonesia soon. :)

  • Marisa, July 18, 2008 @ 8:32 AM Reply

    Oh that is so great!
    Congratulations and best wishes for WordPress lovers in the Philipines.

    Greetings from Indonesia! :wink:

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  • Techronnati, July 12, 2008 @ 2:48 AM Reply

    hi, am a wordpress fan also. =) Try to see my blog =)

  • JP Habaradas, July 9, 2008 @ 7:10 PM Reply

    @Tania – You’re welcome! So did you go and attend WordCamp? Btw, you got a cool blog, good entries. :)

  • Tania, July 9, 2008 @ 7:09 PM Reply

    Argh. Why haven’t I heard of this before? Thanks for the heads-up. I’m actually thinking of going …

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  • JP Habaradas, June 21, 2008 @ 6:00 PM Reply

    @J David – Ei man, long time no hear! I’ve been here in the US for almost 2 years now..hehe you didn’t know that? :D

  • J David, June 21, 2008 @ 5:55 PM Reply

    Hey, I noticed that you mentioned you weren’t in the Philippines anymore. Where are you?

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  • JP Habaradas, June 18, 2008 @ 3:20 AM Reply

    @Kevin – That’s too bad. Why aren’t you attending? Maybe next year if plans for WordCamp Philippines 2009 will push through. :)

  • JP Habaradas, June 18, 2008 @ 2:50 AM Reply

    @Hussein – Why not? Anyways, nakapag attend ka ba o hindi? Sayang yon opportunity kasi minsan lang yan mangyari and malapit ka lang. Pero hopefullly meron ulit next year and I hope makauwi ako sa Pinas by that time. :D

  • Kevin Paquet, June 18, 2008 @ 3:18 AM Reply

    I won’t be there. Maybe some other people from Pinoy Teens will represent me and the blog XD But else, I really doubt that I could make it.

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  • Hussein, June 18, 2008 @ 2:45 AM Reply

    I’m still not sure kung makakaattend ako dito. But I want to meet other bloggers.

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  • JP Habaradas, June 13, 2008 @ 3:30 AM Reply

    @Tan – San ba location mo? Well atleast nasa Pilipinas ka din, eh ako nasa US mas malayo. Hehe :D

  • Tan, June 13, 2008 @ 3:26 AM Reply

    Mahihirapan ako niyan…. Ang layo ko…

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  • JP Habaradas, June 11, 2008 @ 3:25 AM Reply

    @TechRONNati – I saw you also blogged about this, did you attend it too? Anyways, I visited your blog and its really cool. Didn’t have time to go all posts but I enjoyed reading some of your articles. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  • TechRONNati, June 11, 2008 @ 3:20 AM Reply

    WOW!!! This is great… I’ll blog on this on my next post.. Pls visit my site too!!!!

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  • JP Habaradas, June 10, 2008 @ 12:30 AM Reply

    @ChiQ – Good for you! So who were you able to meet at WordCamp? Please do share the pix with me. I still envy you guys. :P

  • ChiQ Montes, June 10, 2008 @ 12:28 AM Reply

    I am simply looking forward to meeting other bloggers. :wink: too bad you can’t be there jaypee, ill take pics of the event and share it w/ u..

  • JP Habaradas, June 6, 2008 @ 8:35 AM Reply

    @vance – Where you able to attend WordCamp?

  • vance, June 6, 2008 @ 8:33 AM Reply

    hmm. i love to go but I september is still a long time. hehe. I stil have to check my sched by that time.

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  • JP Habaradas, June 5, 2008 @ 12:05 AM Reply

    @Ria – You’re most welcome! I’m doing what I can to help promote the event. I really wish I could be there and attend it. Anyways, all the best to you, Andrew, Blogie and rest of the organizing staff. :D

  • Ria Jose, June 5, 2008 @ 12:03 AM Reply

    Thanks for posting about it. Thanks!!!

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  • JP Habaradas, June 4, 2008 @ 3:50 PM Reply

    @McBilly – Ei buddy, long time no see. Anyways, not only does this sound like a good event, I’m pretty sure it would be a great event! You should go and attend WordCamp! If only there would be a WordCamp held nearby, I’d definitely go. :D

  • McBilly, June 4, 2008 @ 3:49 PM Reply

    Hmm. Sounds like a big event Jaypee. It looks interesting and well, very tempting, but as much as I want to join these kind of conferences, I just can’t because of location problems. Darn. Haha. :wink:

  • JP Habaradas, June 4, 2008 @ 1:15 AM Reply

    @jhay – Good for you! You guys in the Philippines have so much blogger activities and events. Make sure you take lots of photos and share it with us. :D

  • jhay, June 4, 2008 @ 1:13 AM Reply

    I’m definitely going! And since College of St Benilde will the venue, it would be much more accessible for me. :mrgreen:

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