Don’t miss Clickatell’s D-bug Duck @ Cape Town’s WordCamp!

D-Bug DuckIf you haven’t yet heard of the phenomenon that is D-Bug Duck, then where have you been? Discovered on a worldwide search by devs from Clickatell, this problem solving powerhouse in duck form is becoming the go-to advisor for devs in sticky situations around the world.

It seems that just by talking a problem through with D-Bug, devs are inevitably guided towards the solutions to even the most complicated coding problems. The feeling of satisfaction you get from solving a problem with his help is made ever sweeter by D-Bug’s silent, knowing stare.

At Clickatell, they love WordPress. They love its ease of use, its stability and its ubiquity and they’re all about open-source. Clickatell built their website and their intranet using WordPress, all under the ever-present guidance of D-Bug Duck himself. It’s safe to say that Clickatell is a big team of die-hard WordPress fans.

So be sure to come say hi to D-Bug Duck at WordCamp 2013, he probably won’t reply, but he never forgets a face. Follow him on his global travels at (Twitter and Tumblr)

Arrive at WordCamp in style, with Uber

Arrive in Style

We want you to ride like a VIP. Haven’t heard of Uber? Trust us, you’ll love it.

We’re excited to offer all guests complimentary rides, up to R50, to and from the event using the promo code WCCT2013.

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Just click the promo code below and sign up! You’ll be riding in style in no time at all.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Attend WordCamp Cape Town

WordCamps are events held all over the world each year where people can get together and talk about WordPress. Even if you are not working with WordPress this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about why 21% of the internet is using WordPress as their preferred platform.

WordCamps are attended by an array of professionals, developers, bloggers, designers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, SEO experts, consultants, just to name a few. These people range from absolute beginners to hard-core professionals that can pretty much do anything with WordPress.

WordCamp Cape Town has been growing each year into a better and better world-class event for South African WordPress users since it started in 2008, and this year it will be nothing different. The event this year will be held at the awesome Cape Town Stadium on 7 November 2013 and offers a line-up of top WordPress speakers.

So what does a WordCamp offer you as an attendee?

  1. Get together with like-minded people who loves WordPress
  2. Network with top local and international WordPress professionals
  3. Meet people in person you have only been knowing or working with over the internet
  4. Listen to speaker sessions aimed at all levels of WordPress users
  5. Learn from other people
  6. Teach other people
  7. Access to a variety of topics relating to using WordPress
  8. Great value – R350 give you access to 10 top speaker sessions, food, a WordCamp t-shirt and other merchandise, free secure parking and access to the official WordCamp after party
  9. Access to all our sponsors to ask them questions in person about their products and services
  10. Keep up with the trends on how WordPress is used

So what are you waiting for, go grab your WordCamp Cape Town ticket now to avoid disappointment.

Speaker Spotlight: Matty Cohen

Hey everyone,

I’m really excited to be sharing WordCamp with you all, this year, and to be diving into a topic I’m really passionate about; adding true value.

I started off studying multimedia design, specialising in graphic design for print (gasp!), at a local college here in Cape Town. Development began, for me, as very much a passion. I’ve always enjoyed building software and the “how does this work” aspect of software development. Continue reading