You might call this post a Special Edition for the WordPress Community Interview Series. I felt the need to get this interview published quickly because of the message Thabo has for the Community.
Thabo Tswana is a web designer living in Harare, Zimbabwe. He states that “He has a hunger to constantly grow and evolve as a designer. He has a genuine passion for programming, technology and website security”.
Thabo was the lead organizer for WordCamp Harare, which was one of the three WordCamps chosen to take part in the WordCamp Incubator Program. The other two WordCamps took place in Denpasar, Indonesia and Medellín, Colombia.
Hugh Lashbrooke, Andrea Middleton, Rocio Valdivia (among others) mentored Thabo and his team throughout the time leading up to WordCamp.
The team was encouraged to start a local WordPress Meetup group and hold regular meetings. They were tasked with finding a venue, setting a date, recruiting speakers, and spreading the word about the upcoming WordCamp.
The goal for the incubator events was to organize an easily reproducible, one-day, one-track event with about 50-75 attendees.
This interview is a bit longer than normal but it is well worth it!