WordCamp Kenya 2013: Important Timelines You Should Know

It is that time of the year again when bloggers and online strategists get together for an exciting 2 day conference. This time we are going to the foot of Mt. Kenya in a conference themed with celebration as Kenya turns 50, we also celebrate 10 years of WordPress and 5 years of our main sponsor, Orange Kenya.

People will assemble at Alliance Francaise on Saturday 9th at 8:10am, do a quick roll call and depart for Nanyuki at exactly 8:45. On arrival, people will quickly check-in and we shall move to our first session at 11am. The conference will continue for the rest of the day with the usual breaks.

In the evening of Saturday, we shall gather around a bonfire as we always do and have our bbq dinner with poetic sessions with Wamathai and Wangare Njeri. The DJ will take over from there as we await the next morning.

The conference will continue on Sunday morning with an inspirational word from Vincent Mungai starting off the day.

We shall depart from Nanyuki at 3pm on Sunday for arrival in Nairobi in good time so we can prepare to get back to work the next day.

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Nanyuki’s Sportsman’s Arms for a Venue

You have to love the serenity of this place

You have to love the serenity of this place

This year, WordCamp Kenya takes you to the foot of Mt. Kenya, in Nanyuki town. It has become our norm to take WordCampers to different parts of the country – Naivasha in 2011, Machakos in 2012 and this year, we are doing it better and bigger at Nanyuki’s Sportsman’s Arms lodge.

Guess who else lives here

Guess who else lives here

One of the main reasons we picked this venue is the serenity – the sound of nature fills up the compound and it just takes you away to just being there. A gem we do not usually find in our day to day life.



Secondly, the food there is excellent, and like we did last year at Maanzoni lodge, we are ready to feast you for two days, making sure we have the best of the WordCamp sessions and more, the pleasure that comes with it.

Thirdly, we love to have our fun while at it. The Nanyuki nightlife is centered at Sportsman’s arms. After our busy sessions during the day, Saturday night is a night to get it all out!

View from one of the rooms we shall be occupying

View from one of the rooms we shall be occupying

Connectivity is the fourth reason we picked this awesome location – unlike last year, Orange will provide connectivity at the event and we can go ham on Twitter!

So there you have it, no more better venue. Remember, the Kshs. 3,500 you pay for WordCamp Kenya 2013 covers your transport from Nairobi and back, accommodation at this beautiful lodge, food for 2 days and best of all, the 2 day WordCamp sessions.

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Welcome to WordCamp Kenya 2013

Welcome to the official planning site for WordCamp Kenya 2013. This is where you can expect all information about this year’s conference. The venue for this year’s WordCamp Kenya is located at the foot of Mt. Kenya and as usual, it will be learning, engaging and fun in a single event.

Our theme for this year is in line with the 50 years of independence celebration and also the 10th anniversary of WordPress. It is “Proudly Kenyan”

Leave a comment if you have any suggestions or comments and we shall definitely consider it.

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