Call for Volunteers

Buea WordCamp is set for the 15th April 2017 on a Saturday.

We do love the WordPress community that is vastly growing around the continent. Volunteers help WordCamp to run smoothly and we need volunteers for this year’s Buea WordCamp 2017 to make it great. We give priority to our members, but you don’t necessarily have to be involved with WordPress as we would also love if you come and learn one or two things as a volunteer.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Volunteers will get a free ticket to the event, a free t-shirt. One needs to be able to volunteer for at least 6 hours. Also, the exposure and the amazing experience of participating in the worlds most looked upon WordCamp event.

We need a total of 6 volunteers.

  • 2 volunteers at the registration desk.
    • You will have to arrive an hour earlier before the registration open to help in setup.
    • Make sure the registration desk is neat and clean.
    • Make sure walk ins pay at the gate.
    • If someone is not at the attendance page write down their name and be able to make a tag for them at the next table.
  • 2 volunteers for presentations.
    • Operating presentation slides.
    • Swapping between two presentation (A little video break).
    • Graphic animation to present a speaker’s name on screen and topic.
    • Making sure every presentation is well queued up.
  • 2 volunteers for guiding in catering during meal times.
  • 2 MC volunteers.
    • Help set up the speakers’ equipment.
    • Engage the guests in any way possible to make them feel comfortable.

      To be a volunteer we require you to be energetic, to smile a lot and adhere to WordCamp Buea’s Code of Conduct.







  • Call for Sponsors

    WordCamp Buea 2017, is a community-sponsored conference that celebrates everything ‘WordPress’. WordPress – the Free and Open Source Content Management System that powers 27% of the web (and counting), has a vibrant community of millions of users, spread all across the world. WordCamps have been happening all across the world, from Montreal, to Mumbai, and are almost as old young as WordPress itself! WordCamps have today become a unique phenomenon in the technology space, thanks to unique melange of well-informed and influential speakers, dedicated volunteers, diverse set of attendees, and above all – with the able-support of our sponsors.

    Organized by the Buea WordPress Meetup Group, the maiden edition of WordCamp Buea also happens to be the first WordCamp in Cameroon and in central Afria. By sponsoring WordCamp Buea, your company/brand will be highlighted in front of a diverse-set of attendees, which includes bloggers, developers, enterprises, entrepreneurs, executives, service providers, and even users who are getting started with the WordPress framework. You also get a unique opportunity to get noticed by the global WordPress community, as well!

    The visibility of your brand notwithstanding, WordCamp Kochi would be an opportunity for you to get yourself acquainted with a unique coterie of amazing individuals, through networking. The WordPress community is blessed with a host of talented users, and contributors. It will be quite a revelation, to see and hear what everyone has to say!

    It wouldn’t be possible for us to deliver the pinnacle of the WordCamp experience, without the support of friendly and supportive sponsors like you! In return, you get a unique opportunity to highlight your brand, in the event where knowledge-sharing and networking takes the centre-stage.

    Gold Sponsorship: 1,000,000 FCFA

    • Logo and company description on WordCamp Kochi site
    • A dedicated blog post introducing you
    • Acknowledgment and thanks in opening and closing remarks of the event
    • Large Space at the Networking Area
    • Social Media Mentions: Post and Pre-Event
    • Five entry passes to attend WordCamp Buea

    Silver Sponsorship: 7,00,000 FCFA

    • Logo and company description on the site
    • A dedicated blog post introducing you
    • Acknowledgment and thanks in opening and closing remarks of the event
    • Space at the Networking Area
    • Three entry passes to attend WordCamp Buea

    Bronze Sponsorship: 5,00,000 FCFA

    • Logo and company description on the site
    • Acknowledgment and thanks in opening and closing remarks of the event
    • A dedicated blog post introducing you
    • Two entry passes to attend WordCamp Buea

    Friendship Sponsors: 3,00,000 FCFA ;

    • Acknowledgment and thanks in opening and closing remarks of the event
    • Mention on the WordCamp Website
    • One entry pass to attend WordCamp Buea

    Thank you so much in advance, for your interest in sponsoring WordCamp Buea! Please get in touch with us using the form below. We will get back to you!

    Call for Speakers

    Buea WordCamp 2017 will take place on 15th at Mountain Hotel Buea Town. The event will be a 1 day conference with breakout sessions on specific WordPress related topics. We are looking for speakers! We’re expecting more than 200 attendees with a wide range of experience and interests. All presentations will be recorded and posted to WordPress.tv.

    SESSION OVERVIEW

    Sessions will be 40 minutes long with 20 minutes of Q&A. We’re currently looking for talks related to the following topics (though other topics are welcome):

    • WordPress Basics
    • Blogging and Content Creation
    • Custom Website Development
    • Themes and Front End Development (HTML/CSS/JS, etc…)
    • Web Security
    • Mobile World WordPress
    • Mobile Money and Woocommerce Integration
    • Design and User Experience
    • Backend Development, Frameworks, Workflow, etc…
    • Marketing and Branding
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Social Media Marketing and WordPress</li>
    • Running a WordPress Based Business
    • You are not expected to be a professional speaker, but you must know what you’re talking about. We’ll be selecting speakers based on how timely, relevant and useful the topic is.

      If you’d like to propose multiple topics, please submit the form multiple times, once for each topic.

    • Before submitting your speaker proposal, please log in to WordCamp.org using your WordPress.org account*.

      If you don’t have an account, please create one.

      * This is your account for the official WordPress.org website, rather than your personal WordPress site.