WordCamp Asia (WCAsia) 2023 will happen from February 17-19. Our group can’t wait to satisfy you there! Keep tuned on this publish for a recap of the occasion, how one can get entangled as a WordPress contributor and what to organize for future WordCamps.
What’s WordCamp Asia?
Historically, WordCamp occasions have been held in locations like Europe, the U.S., and Centroamérica as a neighborhood studying area for folks excited about all issues WordPress.
However this yr, occasion organizers are establishing the primary flagship WordCamp in Asia, kicking issues off within the iconic metropolis of Bangkok, Thailand. The occasion can be held contained in the True Icon Corridor throughout the mixed-use improvement area referred to as the ICONSIAM. Right here, people can even reap the benefits of the various buying, eating and extracurricular actions held in the identical location.
First time listening to about WordCamp? Right here’s a fast breakdown of what to anticipate:
A standard WordCamp occasion invitations creators and innovators (from all industries and backgrounds) to return collectively and share concepts for WordPress’ open-source software program.
The intent is to make it a greater device for everybody to make use of, which makes contributions to the WordPress open source project an modern group effort.
So, whether or not you’re a freelancer establishing your first portfolio web site or a seasoned software program engineer creating a brand new plugin, WordCamp is the place to be taught and uncover new alternatives by way of issues like:
- Networking alternatives
- Panel discussions
- Webinar periods
- Asking WordPress questions at any of the varied sponsor cubicles
As an added bonus for attending, you may also count on free swag, cool prizes, and after-hour events.
What distinguishes WordCamp from different conventions?
In contrast to different conventions, you gained’t discover limitless rows of distributors attempting to promote their wares at WordCamp.
As a substitute, you’ll discover unofficial gatherings within the hallways between periods, generally known as hallway tracks, the place folks community with each other to share their favourite trade insights and focus on key occasions of their fields.
And whereas there’s an energetic sponsors space, these manufacturers are extra involved with constructing relationships and being part of the WordPress neighborhood.
Studying from WordPress contributors
One of the vital vital methods WordCamp attendees are empowered is thru Contributor Day. That is the place WordPress customers from all around the platform and the globe are divided into teams to debate how they can assist the general undertaking. It’s additionally an amazing likelihood for folks to ask questions and meet new folks from completely different industries.
Anybody can and will sign up to be a contributor, no matter ability stage or background. The call for contributor submissions can also be a enjoyable method for folks to share tales about their private expertise on the occasion, together with ideas and concepts they discovered alongside the way in which.
Planning your WordCamp Asia 2023 expertise
When you’re going to the occasion in-person, you’ll need to make a plan. Give your self flexibility, however do assessment the schedule posted on the asia.wordcamp.org web site and make a listing of events and folks you hope to satisfy. Get a listing of nice ideas from our group right here:
Meet the GoDaddy floor group attending WCAsia 2023
As a proud supporter of the WordPress neighborhood, the GoDaddy group is a bunch of pleasant folks keen to hitch in on the motion with over 40 representatives from varied manufacturers throughout the firm. Listed below are a few of the notable faces you’ll see there:
- Adam Warner – Director of Discipline Advertising
- Courtney Robertson -Internet Designer & Developer Advocate
- Mike Schroder – Core developer / Efficiency contributor
- George Mamadashvili – Gutenberg contributor
- Gina Harmless – Discipline Advertising Specialist
- Ken Crockett – Group contributor
- Maja Loncar – Discipline Advertising, EMEA
- Guarav Nakul – Sr. Advertising Supervisor, India
- Drew Wilde – Managed WordPress Internet hosting
- Brian Bautista – Media
- Nikki Chavengsub – Director of Advertising, APAC
- Nada ElSharkawy – Advertising Supervisor, APAC
- Auch Lim – Advertising Supervisor, APAC
Will there be a ship?
You would possibly’ve seen that we have now a factor for boats throughout WordCamps. In Porto, we set sail on a pirate ship for WordCamp Europe 2022, and once more in San Diego for WordCamp US 2022. We’re nonetheless finalizing particulars and making ready to gather your RSVPs, however we’ll certainly have one other boat in place. Make certain to observe GoDaddy Pro on Twitter for future bulletins.
Will we see you there?
We look ahead to seeing you at WordCamp Asia. Tell us should you’ll be there.