WordPress enthusiasts from around the world are beginning their journeys to attend the inaugural WordCamp Asia, which is happening in Bangkok, Thailand, February 17-19. Organizers are expecting 1,500 attendees at this new flagship event. For those who cannot attend in-person, there will be a livestream broadcasting the sessions from the conference days after Contributor Day, which kicks off on Day 1.
The livestream schedule shows dates and times in visitors’ local timezones. Depending on where you are in the world, it may be tricky to catch some of the sessions but the event will also be recorded. Virtual attendees can favorite the sessions they are interested to watch and print or email them to keep track.
There are topics for every experience level – from starting a WordPress blog to advanced performance and scalability for PHP developers. Attendees can learn how to start a subscription business with a no-code SaaS and FSE (Full Site Editing). Theme authors can learn how to monetize in the era of block themes and website owners can explore using AI translation to translate their websites to find a wider audience. WordCamp Asia will also feature a few sessions on careers, including non-technical careers in the WordPress market and career changes from the medical field to WordPress. This is just a small sampling of the interesting topics that will be discussed at WordCamp Asia.
Matt Mullenweg will join for an AMA on February 18, in Track 1, which will also be livestreamed to Tracks 2 and 3.
During the event, organizers plan to announce the location of the next WordCamp Asia coming in 2024. Naoko Takano, one of the organizers, joined the WP Tavern Jukebox podcast last week to discuss the organizing process and the importance of WordPress hosting its first flagship event in Asia. Check out the episode for more perspective on the event, which has been in planning for years after getting cancelled and postponed multiple times due to the pandemic.