I gave this interview during #WCMIA2017 where I share 3 tips to keep your website secure! Enjoy!
What is #BlogsNI?
Next week, I set sail to the #BlogsNI, which is Nicaragua’s Blogs Festival. An event oriented to talk about the local nicaraguan blogosphere, a review of the past, present and future. The event will hold different local experts from Social Communication, Marketing and Technology,
What I would be doing on #BlogsNI?
I was invited by the organizers to participate on the event on the technology side of things. After all I’m an IT guy that loves teaching about WordPress. I will represent Sucuri (talk to me if you need help with WordPress & Website Security) and I will be giving a talk about WordPress and e-Commerce and I will give a WorkShop about Advanced WordPress. Below is the full agenda and the banner for my workshop.
Join my workshop if you want to learn further about WordPress!
More info on the event:
- September 21 – #BlogsNI Workshops
- September 22 – #BlogsNI Talks
Universidad Centro Americana. UCA. Managua, Nicaragua.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FestivalBlogsNicaragua
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/646689258837645/
Be sure to contact me if you want to setup some time to talk!
First I must admit that I love that as part of my job in Sucuri I get to assist to WordPress events like WordCamps. I had the opportunity to assist the first WP Campus in Sarasota, Florida. This event was for all the Universities and other Higher Education entities that use WordPress on their campus for their websites. It was pretty cool to see all the talks from Developers from 10up, Modern Tribe, Lynda.com, WP Engine, Pantheon and other companies which made the event possible.
This year, I met the organizer of the Costa Rica WordPress group , Roberto Remedios, and I had the opportunity to give a talk remotely to their group, and after that I realized that he was organizing the WordCamp San Jose, Costa Rica 2016 and I offered my assistance as a volunteer and to speak at the event.
As a Nicaraguan, I’m truly excited to have a WordCamp in Central America. We did hold a WordCamp here in Nicaragua in 2014 and also in 2013, and we will he hosting a DrupalCon as well on Nicaragua this year, but I don’t have much details for now, but I will make a post as soon as I get all the inside scoop.
This year we are trying to push for at least a monthly meetup in our Managua WordPress Group, and we have had a good discipline and have held all the following meetups:
- February 2016 – WordPress Coffee Break
- March 2016 – WordPress Meetup
- May 2016 – WordPress Meetup
- July 2016 – WordPress Meetup
And this month we will held another, to keep meeting and sharing good practices and cool new tricks about WordPress, come and join us: http://www.meetup.com/Managua-WordPress-Meetup/events/233562086/
The ultimate goal, for us as a group/community is to hold a WordCamp next year, so we do not compete with Costa Rica for speakers or sponsors. So we are meeting regularly and have started the talk about who would volunteer to help organize such event in Nicaragua, so we can plan ahead, and have a great event as well as a good attendance from other Central American countries like Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
If you would like to help organize, speak or sponsor our event, you can contact me, or go to our MeetUp page and click on contact: http://www.meetup.com/Managua-WordPress-Meetup/
We are going to try to push for WordCamp Nicaragua, WordCamp Costa Rica and then WordCamp El Salvador, and hopefully in 2018, hold our very first WordCamp CentralAmerica, were we can gather as a region instead of separate small countries so we can have a higher traction in assistance and sponsorship!
If you are from Guatemala or Honduras, and need help on setting up your WordPress community or want to be part of the WordCamp CentralAmerica, ping me on twitter or email me. I will be cool to gather as one!
I look forward to your comments!
Finally, we have the official dates for #WordCamp San José in Costa Rica. The event will be held on November 5th and 6th.
The event will be divided in tracks, that will help you focus on the talks/workshops that you might be interested.
What are the tracks?
There will be three:
- Developer Track
- Design: UX & UI track
- Bloggers Track
What are they about?
Design: UX & UI
It will be focused on talks for the front end people. Prettify your WordPress folks!
This will be for the non-technical people, for marketeers and bloggers and how the get the best of your WordPress to achieve your goals!
Right now they are on the phase of recruiting sponsors, so if you are interested you can go ahead and contact them directly. The call to speakers will start soon as well.
Visit and subscribe to their news on: https://2016.sanjose.wordcamp.org/
You can also contact the organizers via email: email@example.com
I will be assisting the event on behalf of Sucuri, if you want to hang out and talk about website security, contact me so we can meet at the event!