WordCamp Kuala Lumpur 2018 Recap

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Ever since its inception in back in 2006, WordCamp has been popping up all across the globe, giving beginner and experienced WordPress users a place for them to learn about the platform and connect with other WordPress users.

This year, WordCamp came back to Kuala Lumpur and held its event at the Royale Chulan Bintang on November 17th.

Sponsored by big names in the WordPress industry such as Exabytes, Themeum, WooCommerce, and even WebHostingSecretRevealed (that’s us!) there were plenty of exciting conferences and workshops for attendees to check out.

If you didn’t manage to attend the WordCamp, here’s what you missed out on.

Separated into 2 different venues/halls, attendees can either head to the Nasi Lemak Track (the bigger hall) or the Char Kuey Teow Track (the smaller and intimate hall). Throughout the day, dozens of guest speakers were giving sessions on a wide range of WordPress topics.

In the Nasi Lemak Track, the topics/sessions were focused more on the technical knowledge base and/or coding with guest speakers such as Tashfia Fareed talking about how you can a WordPress websites without any coding or Esther Lee on how to create multilingual websites with WordPress.

The topics covered on the Char Kuey Teow Track, on the other hand, were focused more on WordPress website development, security, content, design and so forth.

Tashfia Fareed conducting her session in the Nasi Lemak hall.
Siew Kam Onn during his presentation on working remotely as a Happiness Engineer in the Char Kuey Teow hall.

Topics such as WordPress Themes for Academics by Dr Hafiz Hanif and Engineering Happiness for WordPress users by Siew Kam Onn were some of the engaging sessions that attendees were treated to.

Throughout the day, WordCamp KL managed to rack up quite an attendance with event halls being packed to the brim for sessions conducted by Lee Wai Hong on how he managed to create a WordPress website using Google Cloud Platform and Sara Khong on how she used WordPress blogging as a publicity and marketing platform.

A huge turnout during Lee Wai Hong’s session on Google Cloud Platform in the Nasi Lemak hall.
The Char Kuey Teow Track hall was full during Sara Khong’s presentation.

In addition to the whole day event, WordCamp also held a Contributor Day on November 18th. With Contributor Day, it’s all about the people and volunteers who want to give feedback to WordPress.

Topics such as how to set up a WordPress.org profile and how to join their Slack channel was covered during the session.

Since it’s an informal event, attendees were encouraged to do meetings and mingle with other WordPress users, sharing their WordPress stories, contributions and more.

Now, if you’re bummed out because you missed out on the presentations, don’t be! Exabytes compiled all of the speaker slides, which you can download here: WordCamp Kuala Lumpur 2018 Slides.

By all accounts, WordCamp Kuala Lumpur 2018 was a huge success and we give big kudos to Exabytes and their sponsors for putting up a great event. Let’s hope the next WordCamp happens sooner in 2019!

The awesome people who made WordCamp KL 2018 a success! Thanks folks!