Cape Town 2020

18 July 2020 at Workshop17

The WordPress Cape Town community is a network of developers, designers and website builders who believe that WordPress is the perfect platform for any organisation to use to build their online presence effectively. For the last six years, our community has hosted the do_action WordPress Charity Hackathon where we have spent a full day building brand new websites for a selection of local charities and NGOs. This year, for the seventh annual do_action event, we are going to be repeating this for a completely new set of charitable organisations. More details will be announced down the line, but for now, we’re looking for local non-profit organisations to apply to be a part of this year’s event!

Who can apply?

We’re looking for charitable organisations that are:

  • local to Cape Town (and surrounding areas)
  • registered as an NGO
  • in need of a new online presence
  • able to have 1-3 representatives attend the event on 18 July 2020

If you meet those two criteria, then please fill in the application form below! Applications will be open until 22 March, after which the form will be closed and applicants will be notified by email within two weeks.

How can you sponsor?

We are also looking for sponsors to make this event successful. We expect a participation of around 70 to 100 people from all different industries. We have no fixed sponsorship amounts and will accept anything from R100 and above.

Sponsorships can be made directly online via our Open Collective platform – just click the ‘contribute’ button and choose the amount you would like to sponsor. You can also email us on wpcapetown@gmail.com to chat about it.

All sponsors can receive:

  • Company logo on the site
  • Company description on the site
  • Link to company website from the site
  • Logo on a slide projected during the event
  • Tweets and/or posts to Facebook about your company
  • Thanks in pre- and post-event emails
  • Thank you in opening or closing remarks

Find out more general information about do_action hackathons at the page and video here.


Here are a few examples of sites built at previous do_action events in Cape Town: