WordCamp Singapore 2017

Note: Please visit https://2017.singapore.wordcamp.org for the latest updates, and to purchase tickets. You will need to buy a ticket via our WordCamp site to attend. Use the promo code MeetupHello to enjoy $10 off until 30 September 2017.

WordCamp Singapore is a community-organised WordPress conference that brings together bloggers, developers, designers, artists, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and educators from Singapore and all across Asia.

Getting Started With WordPress

Our friends from Creative Crew Singapore are having a beginners’ talk on Getting Started with WordPress.

Getting Started With WordPress

– Brief history of WordPress
– WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
– Use cases of WordPress / WordPress as a CMS
– WordPress sites (from design perspective)
– WordPress themes / frameworks
– Demo: inside view of Enfold
– Demo: FB chat bot with WP backend
– WordCamp

About the Speaker

Min Li started using WordPress in 2004 when it was v1.2. She is on the organizing team for WordCamp Singapore, manages the WordPress SG social media accounts, and is a somewhat familiar face in the local hacker and maker communities. A communications graduate from Monash, she went on to receive training in product design in Milan, and recently levelled up her design skills in UX design at General Assembly London. She currently works as a consultant in healthcare and is a huge advocate of cakes for breakfast.

WordPress Meetup (September 2017)

Lightning Talk: Amazon Lightsail Hosting for WordPress
Speaker: Lillian So, AWS

Talk 1: How we built walkabout.sg with WordPress (from a non-technical perspective) 
Speaker: Kristine Lauria, Walkabout.sg 

Talk 2: How to Outsource like a Boss
Speaker: Paul Luxford, WPGeni.com

And if we get more time – 

Open Q&A: 
Please comment (below) on topics you would like to discuss, experts & enthusiasts present will answer questions.

This will be casual.

Possible topics could be –

• What makes a good theme?? 

• My site loads slow, how do I make it faster? 

• And more (just comment) 

Are you interested in sharing something about WordPress as well? Let us know! 

Do join us from 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

We’re always looking for speakers and volunteers to help with our meetups! Please contact us if you’re interested in helping out. 

Please call Jon at 93825820 if you have an issue getting to the meetup. Do not abuse the number please 🙂

WordPress Singapore (July 2017)

Talk 1: WordPress, Mobile Applications, React: Welcome Nomadbase
Speaker: Jon Ang
Jon will be speaking on the future of WordPress where mobile apps, React and the REST API work together. Jon will use a product of his company as a case study – Nomadbase.
There are technical details to the talk but casual users or web enthusiasts  might find the talk interesting as well.

Talk 2: Open Q&A on WordPress
Speaker: Jon Ang & WordPress Experts
If you want to ask any questions on WordPress, it’s future, the industry, running a business and so on, just ask and experts will answer.

And if we get more time – 

Community Open Space: 
Please comment (below) on topics you would like to discuss, experts & enthusiasts present will answer questions.

This will be casual.

Possible topics could be –

• What makes a good theme?? 

• My site loads slow, how do I make it faster? 

• And more (just comment) 

Are you interested in sharing something about WordPress as well? Let us know! 

Do join us from 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

We’re always looking for speakers and volunteers to help with our meetups! Please contact us if you’re interested in helping out. 

Please call Robert at 97847766 if you have an issue getting to the meetup. Do not abuse the number please 🙂

Singapore PHP + WordPress Meetup (June 2017)

Talk 1: JSON-API compliant APIs that let you have a good REST
Speaker: Huiren Woo

Talk 2: Introducing The Gutenberg Project – a new WordPress Editor
Speaker: Robert Sim

Community Open Space:

Please comment (below) on topics you would like to discuss, experts & enthusiasts present will answer questions.

This will be casual.

Possible topics could be –

• What makes a good theme??

• My site loads slow, how do I make it faster?

• And more (just comment)

Are you interested in sharing something about WordPress as well? Let us know!

Do join us from 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

We’re always looking for speakers and volunteers to help with our meetups! Please contact us if you’re interested in helping out.

Please call Robert at 97847766 if you have an issue getting to the meetup. Do not abuse the number please 🙂

WordPress Singapore (March 2017)

Talk 1: SEO and WordPress
Speaker: Tommy Koh
Basics of SEO and usage of Yoast plugin

Talk 2: Setting up Analytics for WordPress
Speaker: Robert Sim
Setting up Google Analytics through Google Tag Manager for WordPress

Community Open Space: 
Please comment (below) on topics you would like to discuss, experts & enthusiasts present will answer questions.

This will be casual.

Possible topics could be –

• What makes a good theme?? 

• My site loads slow, how do I make it faster? 

• And more (just comment) 

Are you interested in sharing something about WordPress as well? Let us know! 

Do join us from 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

We’re always looking for speakers and volunteers to help with our meetups! Please contact us if you’re interested in helping out. 

Please call Robert at 97847766 if you have an issue getting to the meetup. Do not abuse the number please 🙂

WordPress Meetup (February 2017)

Some of our friends from Automattic, the people behind WordPress.com, will be in town this February, and we’ll have some great talks from them!

Setting up a WooCommerce Store in 30 mins or less
Gabriel Maldonado, Happiness Engineer at WordPress.com

Creating your first child theme
Gaurav Pareek, Happiness Engineer at WordPress.com

Community Open Space: 
Let us know if you have questions or topics you would like to bring up. There will be experts & enthusiasts present will answer questions.

This will be casual.

Possible topics could be:

• What makes a good theme?

• My site loads slow, how do I make it faster? 

• And more (just comment) 

Are you interested in sharing something about WordPress as well? Let us know! 

Do join us from 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

We’re always looking for speakers and volunteers to help with our meetups! Please contact us if you’re interested in helping out. 

General Assembly is sponsoring our location and some drinks this month. Please do get a quick bite

WordPress Meetup (January 2017)

Speakers:

So our 2 speakers from January have been decided. Shaan runs a local WordPress based web agency, while Adrian is flying in from the United Kingdom to meet us all.

While these sound like developer type talks, I assure you that average users and designs would find it pretty interesting as well.

Building a custom homepage with Advanced Custom Fields
Shaan Nicol, Founder of ChillyBin Web Design 

• Shaan talks about using Advanced Custom Fields to build, edit and generate a custom layout for a stunning homepage that’s easy to manage and light on the server 

WordPress in Big Media: It’s complicated
Adrian Mcshane, Technical Project Lead for Human Made

• Adrian talks about his experiences building WordPress sites for huge publishing companies

We’re looking for speakers for the next few months. Please ping Jon on Facebook, post in the comments here or send us a private message via Meetup.com

Community Open Space: 
Please comment (below) on topics you would like to discuss, experts & enthusiasts present will answer questions.

This will be casual.

Possible topics could be –

• What makes a good theme?? 

• My site loads slow, how do I make it faster? 

• And more (just comment) 

Are you interested in sharing something about WordPress as well? Let us know! 

Do join us from 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

We’re always looking for speakers and volunteers to help with our meetups! Please contact us if you’re interested in helping out. 

Please call Jon at 93825820 if you have an issue getting to the meetup. Do not abuse the number please 🙂

Global WordPress Translation Day

Global WordPress Translation Day is 1 full day dedicated to bringing WordPress to more people around the world. 24 hours of live training sessions on WordPress i18n & L10n.
http://wptranslationday.org/

More details will be added soon but expect possibly the following 

• An appearance by the WordPress Translation Team Lead

• Tutorial on how translations work in WordPress

• Tutorial on how one helps with translating WordPress, themes and plugins.

• Language Experts to help with translation

• And possibly stream live to the rest of the world!

Location Update: We are having the event at General Assembly’s office which is very close to Orchard MRT, it’s basically right behind DFS T Galleria.
Exit to Shaw from Orchard MRT
Walk along the new Michelin 1 Star queue at Pacific Plaza to the back and up a slope to get to 8 Claymore Hill.
Use Google Map if you’d not sure!

If you’re wondering what you can do – don’t worry. If you know another language beyond English, you’d be helping make WordPress accessible and useful to the non-English speaking world (which if you don’t know, is much bigger than the English speaking population).
So come down, contribute to WordPress in your mother tongue or 3rd language. We’ll show you how.

WordPress Meetup (November 2016)

Pressing on 4.7
Jon Ang, WordPress Core Component Maintainer & Docs Lead

Jon will talk about the changes to the upcoming WordPress 4.7 and why the REST API is something everyone should care about.

An Introduction to the WordPress REST API
Jack Lenox, WordPress.com VIP Team, Automattic

Jack will speak on development with REST API, some real world examples and some code examples to get everyone started.

Community Open Space: 
Please comment (below) on topics you would like to discuss, experts & enthusiasts present will answer questions.

This will be casual.

Possible topics could be –

• What makes a good theme?? 

• My site loads slow, how do I make it faster? 

• And more (just comment) 

Are you interested in sharing something about WordPress as well? Let us know! 

Do join us from 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

We’re always looking for speakers and volunteers to help with our meetups! Please contact us if you’re interested in helping out.

Please call Jon at 93825820 if you have an issue getting to the meetup. Do not abuse the number please 🙂

One more thing: we’re holding this meetup in conjunction with DevFest.Asia, happening between 18 to 27 November. Check out some of the other great developer-focused events happening around Singapore!