The first ever WordCamp Asia has launched a teaser website and announced February 21-23, 2020, as the dates for the event. This will be the first regional WordCamp for the continent, which is home to 127 WordPress meetup chapters with 73,000 members across 23 countries, according to stats from lead organizer Naoko Takano. After four years in planning, and 137 WordCamps in 18 Asian countries and 52 cities, the region is finally ready to collaborate on a larger event that will bring its many diverse communities together.
“We hope that this first flagship event in the region can help the WordPress and open source community to grow even further,” Takano said. “We are really excited to be working on creating a place where community members can learn from and get inspired by each other.”
The organizing team has a vision to make the WordCamp welcoming, nurturing, and experimental. They are working to make it an inclusive, affordable, and interactive event. WordCamp Asia’s three-day program will begin with Contributor Day, followed by two days of presentations with an estimated 1,000 attendees.
Organizers have already put out the call for media partners, including magazines, newspapers, TV stations, radio stations, bloggers, influencers, WordPress enthusiasts and freelance journalists. The call for speakers will be open until mid-November 2019. Check out WordCamp Asia’s roadmap to get an idea of what to expect as the preparations continue.