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We appreciate you offering to share your WordPress knowledge with the Nigerian WordPress community. Here are some things to keep in mind about our speaking policy.

Every month our WordPress Meetup communities strive to offer a wide variety of talks and discussions about WordPress. We are looking for people who are excited about WordPress to share their WordPress knowledge/experience with us and teach us new things.

What we are looking for:

  • Active WordPress users & lovers passionate about a WordPress related topic. They should be able to present in 10 – 45 minutes, ideally not less than 30 minutes and not more than 45 minutes. They should have great looking slides and detailed, coherent explanations/content. They will be required to submit their slides at least 5 days before the scheduled meetup day.
  • Speaking experience is not mandatory but individual should have a passion to engage the audience
  • People who have experience in the field their topic pertains to
  • People with new & fresh insights and who are willing to share them with our WordPress audience

Lightning Talks – We also seek talk submissions for 10-min short presentations. These are bite-sized formats great for short demos, quick tips, and inspirational stories. You can show us what you have made with WordPress and explain how you did it, or what you learned in the process. Give us concrete examples: code snippets, 10 important lessons you learned, specific advice on how to avoid problems, etc. Nothing is too hardcore, advanced, simple or beginner-level. We’re looking for diversity.

Agreement among Organizers, Speakers, Sponsors, and Volunteers

  1. I agree that Meetups and WordCamps are meant to benefit the local WordPress community through live events and the broader WordPress community through the sharing of online video and other materials.
  2. I agree that Meetup/WordCamp is a casual, locally and volunteer-organized event, focused on WordPress and reflecting the local WordPress community it represents.
  3. I understand that Meetup/WordCamp organizers, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers are expected to support the WordPress project and its principles.
  4. I understand that the principles of the WordPress project include:
    • no discrimination on the basis of economic or social status, race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or disability
    • no incitement to violence or promotion of hate
    • no spammers
    • no jerks
    • respect the WordPress trademark
    • embrace the WordPress license; If distributing WordPress-derivative works (themes, plugins, WP distros), any person or business officially associated with Meetup/WordCamp should give their users the same freedoms that WordPress itself provides: 100% GPL or compatible, the same guidelines we follow on WordPress.org.
    • don’t promote companies or people that violate the trademark or distribute WordPress derivative works which aren’t 100% GPL compatible
  5. I agree that Meetups/WordCamps are not-for-profit events, organized with budget and funding transparency.
  6. I agree that Meetups/WordCamps should be accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of financial status.
  7. I agree that I am not an employee of the WordPress Foundation or any subsidiary of the Foundation, and am participating in Meetups/WordCamp exclusively as a volunteer.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU WITNESS OR ARE SUBJECT TO UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR.

If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a conference organizer as soon as possible.

Contact: WPNigeria@gmail.com