WordCamp Asia 2023: 5 reasons why you should attend

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Ler Ka Leng

In-person events are finally back in full force and we're so excited to be a part of WordCamp Asia 2023!

WordCamp Asia 2023 will take place from 17-19 Feb 2023 inside the True Icon Hall within ICONSIAM. Get all the details and stay tuned to GoDaddy's updates for WordCamp Asia 2023 here!

GoDaddy is proud to be a part of the first flagship WordCamp in Asia (WCAsia 2023). It will be held in Bangkok, the beautiful capital city of Thailand. Expect 3 full days of wonderful talks by fellow WordPress experts and organizers, a rich cultural experience, lots of amazing food and shopping and connecting with like-minded WordPress enthusiasts from all around the world.

Not sure what WordCamp is all about and why you should be a part of it? In this article, we'll talk about:

What is WordCamp Asia?

Details of WordCamp Asia 2023

As some of you might know, WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) in the world.

WordCamp is a community organized conference that brings together WordPress users, developers, and enthusiasts from all over the world to share ideas and learn from one another.

Over the years, WordCamp has been held in many parts of the US, Europe and Centroamérica. This highly anticipated Wordpress event is a ground up initiative organized by fellow WordPress enthusiasts or community leaders. The aim of WordCamp is to bring people from all industries and backgrounds together to share and learn new ideas about the possibilities of WordPress' open-source software.

For the first time, WordCamp is finally coming to Asia! We are looking forward to a fruitful journey and experience with all of you.

5 reasons why you should attend WordCamp Asia 2023

As a developer or WordPress enthusiast, attending WCAsia 2023 can provide you with a wealth of benefits and opportunities to learn, connect, and grow. Moreover, if you are based in Asia, this is a precious opportunity to meet and connect with fellow WordPress enthusiasts in a city much closer to you!

Here are 5 reasons why you should consider attending WCAsia 2023:

Learn about the latest developments in WordPress

Given WordPress' popularity as an open-source platform, it is constantly evolving. Many folks around the world are making contributions to make WordPress even greater. An event like WordCamp provides a platform for WordPress enthusiasts to share their knowledge and experience with the community.

At the main conference of WordCamp Asia 2023, look out for talks on a broad spectrum of topics from accessibility and community, to marketing and development.

By attending, you can stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in WordPress development, including new features, tools, and best practices from experts in the field. These experts have years of experience working with WordPress and will be able to provide you with valuable insights and advice on how to improve your development workflow, create better websites and utilize WordPress to its fullest potential!

Network with other creators, developers and WordPress enthusiasts

Attending one virtual webinar after another for the past few years, it feels amazing to be able to connect with like-minded individuals at an in-person event!

WordCamp Asia is a great opportunity for networking because it brings together a diverse group of people who are passionate about WordPress. Attendees include WordPress users, developers, designers, content creators, and other professionals who work with WordPress in different ways.

This is a great opportunity for you to connect with these folks to expand your network and build new relationships. Given that most attendees are WordPress practitioners in their various capacities, WordCamp is a great platform for you to seek feedback for your projects.

Need some help getting your project off the ground? Go chat with fellow attendees and who knows - you might find your collaborators to turn your vision into reality!

Additionally, you can connect with people from different background, culture, and experience. This will help you to expand your perspective and understand how WordPress is used around the world.

Gain new knowledge and improve your skills

Whether you're new to WordPress or a seasoned veteran, there is always something new to learn.

WordCamp offers a variety of sessions and workshops tailored to different skill levels, so you can find sessions that are appropriate for your current level of expertise. This can be a great opportunity to learn new skills or improve existing ones.

Just starting out with your first WordPress blog? Shilpa Shah from Hummingbird Web Solutions will be conducting a talk on Starting your WordPress blog – the first 6 months.

Want to learn more about marketing with WordPress? Definitely keep your eyes peeled for these sessions:

Some awesome talks to look out for if you're a developer:

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced developer, you will be able to find sessions that will help you to improve your skills and become a better WordPress developer. The workshops and hands-on sessions can provide you with a chance to practice what you learned and get a deeper understanding of the topic.

Discover new plugins and themes

Looking for new tools, plugins and inspirations for your projects? As a developer, you are probably constantly on a look out for new tools and resources to improve your development workflow and enhance your WordPress projects.

In addition to learning about the latest developments in WordPress and networking with other developers, WordCamp is also a great place to discover new plugins and themes, and see how other developers use these tools and resources in their own projects and get inspiration for your own work.

A great example is the session on Layout support by Isabel Brison!

Contribute to the betterment of WordPress

Besides sharing knowledge and experience with other members of the community, attending WordCamp is a great way to give back and help others improve. Or better yet, help improve WordPress!

As a creator, developer or WordPress enthusiast, you have valuable skills and insights that can help make WordPress better for users.

WordCamp Contributor Day is a dedicated event for volunteers to contribute to the WordPress open-source project by working on various tasks such as bug fixing, documentation, testing, and more.

The Contributor Day is a highlight at every WordCamp. WordCamp Asia 2023 Contributor Day will be held on 17 February 2023, the first day of the 3-day event.

During WordCamp Contributor Day, attendees can work on specific tasks, learn new skills, and meet other contributors. They can also contribute to different teams such as core development, support, design, documentation, accessibility and community.

Contributor Day is open to all and is a great opportunity for anyone interested in contributing to the WordPress project, regardless of their level of experience. It's also a great way for people to get involved with the WordPress community, learn about the open-source development process, and give back to the project.

Anyone can and should sign up to be a contributor, regardless of skill level or background. The call for contributor submissions is also a fun way for people to share stories about their personal experience at the event, along with tips and ideas they learned along the way.

What to expect during WordCamp Asia?

The conference typically includes a variety of sessions and workshops on topics such as WordPress development, design, content creation, and more. Here are some things you can expect during WordCamp Asia 2023 and how you can prepare for it:

Sessions and workshops

A conference at WordCamp typically features a variety of sessions and workshops on different topics related to WordPress. These can range from beginner-friendly introductions to advanced technical topics. Before the event, research the schedule and speaker list on the WordCamp website to find the sessions that are most relevant to your interests and skill level.

Networking opportunities

WordCamp is a great opportunity to connect with other WordPress professionals and enthusiasts from around the world. You can expect to have many opportunities to network during the conference, including during breaks, meals, and after-hours events. Bring business cards and prepare a short introduction or elevator pitch to help you make connections and get in touch with other friendly people!

Exhibitors and sponsors

WordCamp Asia typically features a variety of exhibitors and sponsors who will showcase their products and services related to WordPress. Be prepared to learn about new plugins, themes, and other tools that can help you improve your development workflow and enhance your WordPress projects.

Giveaways and swag

Many exhibitors and sponsors at WordCamp Asia will be offering giveaways and swag. Bring a bag to carry any swag you may receive during the conference!

Cultural Experience

WordCamp Asia brings together people from different background, culture, and experience. You will have a chance to learn about different cultures, understand how WordPress is used around the world and gain inspiration for your own work.

Planning your WordCamp Asia 2023 experience

If you’re attending WordCamp events in-person, you’ll want to make a plan. Give yourself flexibility but do review the schedule posted on the asia.wordcamp.org website and make a list of parties and people you hope to meet. Get a list of great tips from our team here:

To prepare for WordCamp Asia, you can:

  • Research the schedule and speaker list in advance, so you can plan which sessions you want to attend.
  • Networking: prepare a short introduction or elevator pitch, and bring business cards.
  • Make sure you have a device to take notes and download any relevant apps or tools that will be used during the conference.
  • Pack comfortable shoes, as you will be doing a lot of walking and standing during the conference.
  • Be open-minded and ready to learn, network, and have fun!

Meet our GoDaddy Team at WordCamp Asia 2023

GoDaddy at WordCamp Asia 2023 featuring WordPress Wapuu

Our team at GoDaddy will be out in full force and ready to meet and mingle with all of you at our booth!

Made by and for web designers and developers, GoDaddy Pro allows users to manage all of their clients' websites from one, centralized location known as the Hub. 

At WordCamp Asia 2023, expect lots of cool swag and fun from us! Here's a recap of us at WordCamp Europe 2022.

Read all about what you can expect from GoDaddy at our booth here!

Psst... did we mention a party boat? ;)

See you at WordCamp Asia 2023!

WordCamp Asia is a great platform for WordPress developers to learn, connect, and grow. It provides a wealth of opportunities for you to learn about the latest developments in WordPress, connect with other developers and enthusiasts, improve your skills, discover new plugins and themes, and share your own knowledge and experience.

Attending WordCamp Asia can be a valuable and rewarding experience for anyone interested in WordPress. By preparing in advance, you can make the most of the conference and take away valuable new skills and insights.

We'll see you there! Stay tuned to our blog as we bring you highlights and recaps of the proceedings.

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