My journey with WordCamps began in 2019, and since then, I have been eagerly looking forward to attending more WordCamps but the pandemic hit us all.
After a long wait of three years, WordCamp Asia finally took place in Bangkok, Thailand, and I couldn’t have been more excited to be a part of it.
The Journey Began
I along with my two University friends, Fayyaz and Hammad, who both work for Convesio, booked an early flight with Thai Airways to reach Bangkok on February 10th, 2023 – a week ahead of WordCamp Asia 2023.
We lodged at the “Bella B All Suites,” which was located near the bridge, just a kilometer away from the venue – “Iconsiam”.
Arriving early provided us with the opportunity to discover Bangkok’s unique culture and learn more about the city.
The week leading up to and following WordCamp Asia 2023 was a blast for me as several exciting events coincided.
The WordCamp Asia 2023 took place from February 17th-19th, and immediately after, the 9th-anniversary celebration of MainWP, my workplace, began. Each day brought new releases, which kept me busy and engaged.
As the Marketing Manager at MainWP, I had a lot on my plate, but it was an exhilarating experience juggling multiple tasks and events simultaneously.
GoDaddy adds a spark of excitement to most WordCamps by organizing a pre-event party, providing attendees with the opportunity to socialize and get to know each other before the WordCamp kicks off.
WordCamp Asia 2023 – In Action
WordCamp Asia 2023 was a huge hit, with people from around the world coming together to participate.
- 1,724 registrations
- 1,299 attendees
- 653 contributed
- 3,185 streamed the event
- 84 volunteers
- 53 organizers
- 44 sponsors
- 60 speakers
- 7 media partners
- 23 people active on the video/audio team
Glimpse of WordCamp Asia 2023
Myself at WordCamp Asia 2023
Also, the Team WordCamp Asia 2023 captured, compiled, and uploaded 11,528 photos on Flickr.
Furthermore, they created a public album on Google Photos where attendees also shared their moments.
Being a Media Partner
As a Media Partner of WordCamp Asia 2023, I had the privilege of interviewing the following individuals to share their success stories on WPfounders:
- Topher DeRosia, Founder of HeroPress
- Nazmul H. Rupok, CEO at WPDeveloper
- Hari Shankar, Community Wrangler at Automattic
- Nirav Mehta, Founder of StoreApps
- Raushan Jaiswal, Founder of RaraThemes
Having accumulated a collection of stickers from various WordCamps, I also distributed stickers for WPfounders, MainWP, and HostWP.io – my recently launched venture.
How can I forget my little one…
Thank You WordCamp Asia 2023
I would like to extend a special thanks to all of the sponsors, organizers, volunteers, and media partners involved in making WordCamp Asia 2023 such successful and memorable.
Your hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated!
See ya all in Taipei, Taiwan for WordCamp Asia 2024.