The WordCamp 2013 Kenya Forum is taking place this weekend with the aim of assessing the state of ICT leadership in Africa, as well as how blogging can be used as a tool to market Kenya.
The two day event, sponsored by Orange Kenya, will run until November 10, 2013, at the Sportsman Arms Hotel in Nanyuki and will be guided by the theme “Celebrating 50 years of Kenya, 10 years of WordPress”.
Mickael Ghossein, Orange Kenya’s chief executive officer (CEO), said the support and efforts put in by Orange to actively engage with various stakeholders in the social media and blogging scene are in line with the company’s digital agenda.
“Our association with this year’s conference demonstrates the strategic value of the blogosphere to the ICT industry,” said Ghossein. “This area continues to complement content generation for a very information hungry market.”
He said Orange has been at the forefront of realising the integration of social media as a key source of communication.
Orange Kenya said the forum aims to equip participants with knowledge and expertise on how to improve their blogging skills, as well as social media experience for the long-term and give special attention to responsible blogging and social interaction.
There will be 28 speakers at this year’s conference. David Newman, systems developer from Automattic Inc, in the USA,, the company behind WordPress, will speak on the online publishing software’s growth trajectory.
Nigeria, Tanzania, Sweden, Denmark and South Africa as well as the host country Kenya will also have representation.