WordCamp is back in Israel with WordCamp Israel 2008!

WordCamp Israel 2008 is the second annual conference for the WordPress blogging community in Israel.

The first "legitimate" international WordCamp event to take place outside of the US was in Israel last year.

WordCamp Israel 2008 Details

Date: November 16, 2008

Place: Z.O.A. House (Beit Tzioney America), 1 Daniel Frisch St., Tel Aviv; Map

Cost: Free (as in "free speech" and "free beer")
But you've got to register to make sure you've got a place. Register on this page. If you need help with the Hebrew, please send us an email to info@wordcamp.co.il.

What is WordCamp?

"WordCamp is a conference type of event that focuses squarely on everything WordPress. Everyone from casual end users all the way up to core developers show up to these events. These events are usually highlighted by speeches or keynotes by various people." – The official WordCamp website,

WordCamp Israel is non-profit and is organized by volunteers.

The goal of this year's WordCamp Israel is to discuss the usage of WordPress as a tool for social change and community involvement, and to strengthen the connection between the WordPress community and non-profits.

Additional goals of the conference:

  • To strengthen the ties between Israeli WordPress users
  • To grow the Israeli WordPress community
  • To increase people's technical understanding of WordPress

Conference Program

The sessions will take place in two halls, and will include lectures, panels, and workshops on a variety of topics. There will be sessions for all levels of users, from beginners to advanced.

The sessions will be delivered by professionals from the worlds of Internet, business, and academia, from Israel and around the world.

The conference program is being finalized at this time, and will become available as soon as it is ready.

What is this WordPress you keep talking about?

WordPress is arguably the leading platform for developing and managing blogs. WordPress is an Open Source project of a large community of developers, designers and users.

The WordPress community has translated WordPress into many languages, including Hebrew which is maintained by Ran Yaniv Hartstein at http://wph.co.il/.

Learn more about WordPress:

WordPress on the WordPress Codex

About WordPress on the WordPress Site

WordPress on Wikipedia

How Can I Help?

We're glad you asked! Here's how:

  • Tell your friends about the conference, link to this site from your blog, and put a banner on your blog that shows you plan to attend.
  • We're looking for sponsors, so if you know anyone who might be interested (or if you're interested), please contact us at info@wordcamp.co.il.
  • Do you want to give a lecture at the conference? Let us know at info@wordcamp.co.il.
  • Help organize the conference and volunteer to take on small or big tasks. Let us know if you're interested at info@wordcamp.co.il.