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WordCamp San Jose Raising Awareness in Digital Content Creation

William Jackson and Aida Correa
My Quest To Teach and LoveBuilt Life
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The global availability of WordCamp and the participation by thought
leaders, journalists, artists, educators, content creators, developers,
graphic designers and coders to name just a few of the diverse numbers
that will attend WordCamp Costa Rica 2019

WordCamp San Jose sparks a growth in awareness of the value of
digital content that even crosses languages and cultures. People are
empowered to be producers of digital content that can influence the
thinking and influence that tech has.

The engagement in social issues, political ideologies, cultural
representation and even the betterment of gender representation is
being Blogged, Vblogged, and Podcast across digital platforms and
in the Hispanic culture embracing not just the United States, but
across Mexico, Central and South America. Aida and I are so humbled
to be speaking at this years WordCamp San Jose and teachers with
the KidsCamp.



The direction of content creation has gone through adaptation that
allows for content to be applied in commercial, business, education,
commerce and even in agriculture showing that diverse information
can be managed using technology. Youth, teens and young adults
are the future problem solvers, they need to be trained, mentored and
exposed early to be the thought leaders, creatives, innovators, problem
solvers and intellectuals that will be needed.

Digital content is adaptive and inclusive to text; photos, audio elements
and video. The value of content is its ability to empower and inspire.
To open minds to the potential to reach broader audiences and
open doors to collaboration using diverse digital platforms. There
are tools that can build Brands, connect lives that build businesses
and increase national and international collaboration.

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WordCamp San Jose, WordCamp Nicaragua and WordCamp Panama 
represent the right way to apply thought leadership and encourage
digital engagement. Success is achieved as organizers follow a
strong vision, applied their knowledge, planned strategically and with
the results in mind.

The Kids Camp is well guided, kids from ages 7 to 14 along a
path that involves hands-on learning where story-boarding, drawing,
team-work and digital relevancy to show how technology can be applied
and the benefits of being engaged.

Aida and I were honored to volunteer and help with Kids Camp
as instructors and guide youth to building their content and
posting it online. Observing how the youth worked together in unity and
fun participated in the first KidsCamp in Costa Rica in 2018, now
in 2019 extend the learning.

This first KidsCamp held with over 18 kids involved and their parents was
a great success, the youth created their own web sites using the
tools of WordPress starting their journeys as digital content creators.
What a great event all around that is building national and cultural pride.
 


Costa Rica has a future full of information technology leaders, smart creatives,
digital visionaries, innovators and business owners. They are growing as
digital international influencers. Their growing gender equality and the
value of equitability is seen as women are growing in careers of digital
influence.

WordCamp and corresponding tech conferences are bridging Central
America into positions of regional and global influence that will open
new career choices and opportunities to travel. The over 700 attendees
were the largest WordCamp in Latin America thus far and 2019 is Sold
Out as well. The diversity of the organizing team makes success
represented of some of the best that Costa Rica has as digital advocates.

This century continues to see tech advancements that affect the educational,
economic, social and business relationships of millions of people globally.
Central America has the potential to spring forth new generations of digital
producers with skills that will help make the world notice Central America
as a tech hub and digital influencer.

I have often used the TEDTALK from Novelist Chimamanda Adichie ,
“The Danger of A Single Story” to show that people must not allow perceptions
to cloud their minds to the intelligence and innovation of other cultures.
https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story

Central America is growing in its regional and global influence, inspiring  youth,
teens and young adults to enter into careers that provide means to help their
nation grow into  worlds of technology advancement and leadership.
 


WordCamp San Jose will continue to grow and create opportunities for networking,
educational advancement, collaboration in business, commerce, economics and
diversity that allows girls and women equality and equal standing in the diversity
of tech careers. Aida and I are honored to be invited to speak at WordCamp San
Jose, this honor showed the respect, that digital influencers, thought leaders, and
educators have for each other and the power of global engagement. 
Each year WordCamps in Central America will grow and create the means to
inspire unity and collaboration in Central and South America and the world for
Hispanics, Latina, Latino across gender and generational lines.



Twitter: @WordCampSanJose #WordCampSanJose #WCSJ 
Website for 2018: https://2018.sanjose.wordcamp.org/
Website for 2019: https://2019.sanjose.wordcamp.org/
Wm Jackson, M.Edu.
Educator, Speaker, Blogger, Parent,