After three difficult years, WordCamp Asia is happening! The flagship event was scheduled for February of 2020 but had to be canceled due to the pandemic. This was a painful decision for the organizers who had put so much volunteer time into organizing such a ground-breaking event.
However, nothing can dampen the spirit of the WordPress community who banded together to make it happen this year. Same city, same venue, same great people.
The conference runs from February 17-19 in Bangkok, Thailand. If you were unable to secure a ticket before they sold out in only 24 hours, never fear. The entire event will be livestreamed so you can participate in every single talk without taking off your sweats. The website will display the dates and times in your time zone so you can plan accordingly.
Let’s get started and dive into everything you need to know about WordCamp Asia 2023.
WordCamp Asia 2023
WordPressers will be coming from all over the world to celebrate the power of WordPress. Let’s get into the where and who of this exciting new conference.
Held on the banks of the Chao Phraya River at the ICONSIAM, this three-day event will bring together WordPress experts and users from all over the country.
You will not want to miss the After Party on Saturday night at Lhong 1919. Built in 1850 as a port for overseas shipping, it has since been renovated into an event and shop space. It’s only a 15 minute walk from the conference venue so it is definitely worth stopping by.
If on after party isn’t enough, the organizers have compiled a list of Side Events other companies are hosting. If you are holding a get together, you can submit the information on that page.
Don’t forget to stop by the sponsor hall and say hi to the WP Engine team!
Can’t Miss Talks
Organizers have scheduled three jam-packed days of WordPress programming and learning.
Contributor Day is on Feb. 17 and you must register ahead of time. If you have never contributed before, a WordCamp is a great way to get started. You are surrounded by people who can answer questions and support your work. People who aren’t attending in person are encouraged to participate via the #contributor-day channel in the Make.WordPress slack.
The next two days are full of fun and interesting programming. There are three tracks with workshops, lightning talks, and full-length talks so you can fit anything into your schedule.
Here are a few we can’t wait to see:
- Getting the Most out of the REST API with K. Adam White: This talk will take a look at the REST API, something that has been in WordPress for a long time but has fallen out of discussion. This will go over when to use the REST API vs WP GraphQL and new features coming out in 4.6.
- Code Isn’t the Only Way into Tech with Allie Nimmons: Getting involved in WordPress can feel daunting if you don’t know how to code. Nimmons goes over the different paths to get involved with WordPress and tech as a whole that don’t involved coding.
- Q and A with Matt Mullenweg: At every continental WordCamp, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg presents a talk of some kind. WordCamp Asia will end with a question and answer session with him. Questions will be taken in person but can also be submitted in the livestream chat. The State of the Word was recently held, so it will be interesting to hear the questions that come up during WordCamp Asia.
These are just a few of the incredible talks that will be available at WordCamp Asia.
A Long Time Coming
The organizers of this WordCamp have been working three years to welcome everyone to Thailand and it is finally time. The pandemic has not been easy on anyone but one thing has remained clear, the WordPress community is strong and resilient.
We are so lucky to be able to get together all around the world and celebrate this thing we all love. I want to thank the organizers and volunteers who have had to be incredibly flexible since 2020 and still managed to bring such an historic event to life.
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