First it was a dream, a twinkle in Ashley Shaw’s eye but now finally it is a reality!

LightSpeed is proud to officially announce that WordCamp Cape Town 2011 is on and coming to the mother city this September!

We are striving to make this the biggest South African WordCamp yet, with top notch speakers from all over the globe (countries represented include SA, New Zealand, Ghana and Kenya) delving into everything WordPress!

The Details:

Date: 15 September 2011
Venue: The Alba Lounge, V&A Waterfront
Location: Cape Town
Price: R135 (includes lunch and a nifty WordCamp Cape Town t-shirt). Tickets are available at
Theme: Spring has Sprung

WordCamp Cape Town Badges

The Forge has designed some kick-ass badges for WordCamp CT participants to download and post on their blogs, websites and social media profiles:


WordCamp Cape Town 2011 will offer 2 tracks of talks and workshops:

Content Managers and Publishers

This track will focus on the role of content in WordPress Web development, including blogging, content creation, content management and content strategy.


The development track will be focused on the more technical aspects of developing with WordPress, including Plugins, User Interface design and scalability.

There will be slots for 20 speakers to deliver their presentations. Presentations should be 30 – 45min long and there will be a short Q&A session after each talk.

Speakers that have been confirmed include Dan Milward (Instinct) Ashley Shaw (LightSpeed and Feedmymedia), Adii Pienaar (Woothemes) and Matt Bush (Haycroft Media). To see the full list of Speakers, click HERE.

There are still some Speaker slots to fill, so if you want to get involved and wow the WordPress community with your thoughts and insights, don’t hesitate and fill out the Call for Speakers form on the official WordCamp Cape Town 2011 website.


Sponsors are essential to a successful event, as WordCamps are run entirely by volunteers and the only funds available are those from ticket sales and our community supporters. Supporting WordCamp Cape Town 2011 makes tickets affordable for a wide variety of attendees, including freelancers and small business owners with limited funds.

Supporters that have been confirmed are LightSpeed (platinum sponsor), Missing Link (Platinum Sponsor) and WooThemes (Gold Sponsor).

If you want to get involved and help make this WordCamp the most successful South Africa has ever seen, click over to the official WordCamp Cape Town 2011 website and fill out the Call for Sponsors form.

Any and all contributions are welcomed!

It’s All About WordPress

WordCamp Cape Town 2011 is shaping up to be a great event and LightSpeed is looking forward to seeing you all there!