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.