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WordCamp Kenya 2011 at Crayfish Camp Naivasha November 13, 2011

Posted by The Editor in General.
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Crayfish Camp

Crayfish Camp

If I had a choice, I wouldn’t miss this one. WordCamp Kenya was a conference about the most popular blogging and content management system; WordPress. WordPress has a 15.3% stake in world websites according to statistics. The WordCamp conference presented a great chance to meet up with people of like mind and learn. This was the first time the conference was coming to East Africa; and was held in an actual camping site – Crayfish camping site. The camping site is on the shores of Lake Naivasha. Participants of the conference were drawn from the Kenyan techie and blogging community.

The participants traveled from Nairobi on the November 12, 2011 to Naivasha for the conference. On arrival introductions were done; participants got to know each other. There after there was health break and the conference started with opening remarks from the Kenya ICT Board. Moses Kemibaro, one of the top Kenyan bloggers made a presentation on his journey into blogging and experiences so far. Francis Waithaka made a presentation on search engine optimization and why it is important to bloggers. Kelvin Jayanoris, a Kenyan techie, gave a success story on wordpress plugin and theme development. There was a monetization session; a dialogue of all the participants led by Njeri Rionge. The Ushahidi crew were not left behind; they made a brief presentation on their products and interfacing with wordpress. With all that done day one ended with a poetry session in the evening by Kenyan Poet and others. All was just fun. More such like events should be held often in the future.

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