March 20, 2023
A brand new flagship area sparking innovation and creativity

WordCamp Asia (WCAsia) 2023 will happen from February 17-19. Our workforce can’t wait to fulfill 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 group studying area for individuals all in favour of all issues WordPress.

However this 12 months, occasion organizers are establishing the primary flagship WordCamp in Asia, kicking issues off within the iconic metropolis of Bangkok, Thailand. The occasion might be held contained in the True Icon Corridor inside the mixed-use growth area known as the ICONSIAM. Right here, of us may also reap the benefits of the various procuring, 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 software for everybody to make use of, which makes contributions to the WordPress open source project an progressive group effort.

So, whether or not you’re a freelancer organising 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
  • Workshops
  • Panel discussions
  • Webinar classes
  • Asking WordPress questions at any of the assorted sponsor cubicles

As an added bonus for attending, it’s also possible to 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 countless rows of distributors attempting to promote their wares at WordCamp.

As a substitute, you’ll discover unofficial gatherings within the hallways between classes, generally known as hallway tracks, the place individuals community with each other to share their favourite business insights and talk about key occasions of their fields.

And whereas there’s an lively sponsors space, these manufacturers are extra involved with constructing relationships and being part of the WordPress group.

Studying from WordPress contributors

Some of the essential methods WordCamp attendees are empowered is thru Contributor Day. That is the place WordPress customers from everywhere in the platform and the globe are divided into teams to debate how they might help the general venture. It’s additionally an awesome likelihood for individuals to ask questions and meet new individuals from totally different industries.

Anybody can and may sign up to be a contributor, no matter talent degree or background. The call for contributor submissions can be a enjoyable means for individuals to share tales about their private expertise on the occasion, together with ideas and concepts they discovered alongside the best way.

GoDaddy Pro staff before contributor day posed in several rows
GoDaddy Professional employees excited to take part in Contributor Day

Planning your WordCamp Asia 2023 expertise

For those who’re going to the occasion in-person, you’ll wish to make a plan. Give your self flexibility, however do evaluate the schedule posted on the web site and make a listing of events and other people you hope to fulfill. Get a listing of nice ideas from our workforce right here:

Meet the GoDaddy floor workforce attending WCAsia 2023

As a proud supporter of the WordPress group, the GoDaddy workforce is a bunch of pleasant individuals keen to hitch in on the motion with over 40 representatives from numerous manufacturers inside the firm. Listed below are among 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 may’ve seen that now we have 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 getting ready to gather your RSVPs, however we are going to certainly have one other boat in place. Ensure that to observe GoDaddy Pro on Twitter for future bulletins.

Will we see you there?

We sit up for seeing you at WordCamp Asia. Tell us should you’ll be there.