WordPress is turning 10 and we’re hosting the party!

Written by Hugh Lashbrooke on May 22, 2013 Blog, Woo news.

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In case you haven’t heard yet – this coming Monday (27 May 2013) will be exactly 10 years since the first release of WordPress. WordPress started with the release of v0.70 and has gone through almost 80 stable revisions in the 10 years since then, with the latest stable version being v3.5.1. Over that time, WordPress has been downloaded just shy of 21 million times and that number grows exponentially every single day.

The WordPress dashboard: Then & Now
The WordPress dashboard: Then & Now

WordPress communities around the world are going to be throwing parties to celebrate this huge milestone. These parties are being coordinated through the central WordPress Meetup portal that currently lists over 450 communities that will be involved in the celebrations. Not wanting to feel left out, we partnered with the WordPress Cape Town community to help organise what promises to be an awesome evening.

Event Details

The event itself will be taking place at Oblivion in Claremont. We have booked out the whole upstairs section for ourselves so we’ll have plenty of space to hang out and have a great time. The festivities will run from 18:00 – 21:00 on Monday 27 May and it promises to be a great time. Aside from being a perfect time to hang out and meet other like-minded people the event will include:

  • A WordPress cake baked specially for us by Charly’s Bakery
  • Food and drink (followed by a cash bar when the tab runs out)
  • Giveaways from the event sponsors (us and Web Africa)
  • A chance for you to share your WordPress story on camera

The best thing about it is that all of this is completely free! All the details (as well as a place to RSVP) are on the WordPress Cape Town site, so head on over there and let the rest of the community know that you’ll be there!

Who should attend?

This event is open to absolutely anyone to attend – the WordPress community in Cape Town includes people from all walks of life and it is the people themselves who make the community what it is. If you’re interested in WordPress (as a developer, blogger or anything in between) then you should definitely come along. You’ll have a chance to meet the Cape Town-based members of the WooTeam as well as plenty of other local WordPress enthusiasts.

Why Cape Town?

While our team is spread across 7 different countries around the world, the official WooHQ is in Cape Town, South Africa. Getting involved in this event is not only an excuse for an awesome party, but it’s also a great way for us to give back to the local WordPress community.

We’ll see you there!

Visit the WordPress Cape Town site   Follow @WPCapeTown on Twitter

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13 Responses

  1. Dwain
    May 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    Would really have loved to be there ! enjoy the party .

    • Stuart Duff
      May 22, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

      There is always the 20th birthday party to look forward to 😉

      • Ryan Ray
        May 22, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

        You’re skipping all the years in between Stu! At least for the 15th right? 😛

  2. Max Tarkhov
    May 22, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    oh man, great event, but really wish I knew about it much earlier!.. have fun!

  3. Dani
    May 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    Great, but I’m waiting celebration with any discount, specially in Woocommerce extensions…

    • Hugh Lashbrooke
      May 22, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

      If you come along to the event then you may just receive some WooThemes discount coupons… 🙂

      • Dani
        May 22, 2013 at 11:26 pm #

        Very difficult for me.
        I’m actually living in Bolivia…

        • Hugh Lashbrooke
          May 23, 2013 at 6:28 am #

          Ah yes – that would make it rather difficult to attend…

  4. Louis
    May 22, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    I’ll be there fo’ sure!

  5. allmyhoney
    May 23, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Looks savage indeed, wish I could be there. Enjoy

  6. SeSu
    May 23, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    I hope the best for the next 10 years. The show must go on!

  7. likoma
    May 24, 2013 at 6:54 am #

    I’ll be in San Francisco, but I left my heart in Cape Town. 🙂

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