Automattic at CMS Africa Summit

WordPress.com developers and Happiness Engineers head to Kampala, Uganda, next week to discuss open source, mobile, and business growth.

Automatticians, the people behind WordPress.com, can be found in just about every corner of the globe, but it’s not every day that we have the singular opportunity to promote open source software and meet some of the amazing communities that help build it in Africa.

Next week, several of our team members will be speaking at the CMS Africa Summit, to be held in Kampala, Uganda, April 1-2, 2016. The conference, sponsored in part by Automattic, will feature workshops and panels on topics ranging from open source software to marketing and social media. Event attendees represent a broad swath of Africa’s fast-growing tech community and include entrepreneurs and marketers, programmers and designers, consultants and students.

Developers of all ages and backgrounds can also test their mettle by participating in a 48-hour Hackathon during the conference. Contributors will be tasked with developing an app that will leverage the power of open source technology and open health data to solve some of the most intractable problems their communities face.

If you’re interested in attending and are in Uganda or plan to be in the area next week, click here to register. You can also learn more by checking out the conference’s Facebook profile and Twitter feed.

We’re thrilled to be a part of this exciting event and hope to meet some new friends within the open source community in Africa!


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  1. babyandmamablog

    What a great opportunity! Good luck!

    Liked by 7 people

  2. Misstery blog

    This sounds like a great opportunity🙂

    Liked by 7 people

  3. Danka_Zee

    It’s good to see African countries taking part in rapidly evolving technology.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Shadrack Agaki

    Wow! A good opportunity for Africans in the WordPress community. Wish I could manage, but anyway will closely followed the event from Nairobi

    Liked by 4 people

  5. paulussantoso

    Please let me know when you have one in Jakarta or Bandung. Thank you, Marjorie.

    Liked by 4 people

  6. sheismelrose

    This sounds like it will be such an amazing experience. Good luck. Wish I was there.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. DaisyWillows

    Ooooooooh, how exciting – enjoy.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. hagengraf

    Looking forward to meet you🙂

    Liked by 5 people

  9. sharonluisjuanyahoocom

    How exciting and what a wonderful thing to come to sight.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. stevelabours428

    I appreciate open source technology and was inspired by such to make my electric trike come to fruition. I look forward to hearing the great things that happen in that 2 day span of time.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. msdafina

    It sounds fabulous to be able to attend. Enjoy and safe travels for everyone.

    Peaceful Awakenings, R.Dafina Kuficha

    Liked by 4 people

  12. grandgeocoucou

    Congratulations for your involvement in Africa’s development !

    Liked by 2 people

  13. example54371

    Wow.. Really a great opportunity. Good luck.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. naduvathery

    That’s a great idea. I will not be able to participate but wish the function a grand success.

    Liked by 3 people

  15. honordads

    The wireless and tech revolution could truly transform Africa in many great ways if corrupt governments don’t, well, do what they normally do.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. okpalaojiego

    Good move. Africa will benefit tremendously from this conference , especially in the health sector.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. Bea Griffith-Cooper

    Very cool…. wish I could go.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Lyra19

    That sounds amazing. I would love to go.

    Liked by 2 people

  19. dezaro

    It is very great opportunity to attend such Summit

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Pavan Punja

    This is really a wonderful opportunity for Africa. All the best.

    Liked by 4 people

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