Getting to Microsoft Singapore

Just a few more days to WordCamp Singapore 2016, and we’re very excited to have all of you here with us! However, before that, we’ll have to make sure that all of you know how to get to the venue for WordCamp Singapore 2016, Microsoft Singapore.

This guide serves to direct you to the venue from Raffles Place MRT Station. However, if you are planning on getting to the venue via other landmarks, do click on the following Google Maps link, which has the destination address already configured, and view the suggested route to Microsoft: Directions to Microsoft Singapore (Google Maps)

Directions from Raffles Place MRT

The general outline to get to Microsoft from Raffles Place MRT would be: Raffles Place MRT Exit J > One Raffles Quay underpass > One Marina Boulevard (Microsoft Building).

Upon exiting MRT gantries, you would be able to view signs pointing you to the corresponding exits. Follow the signs pointing to Exit J.

Take the escalator up and walk towards the Exit J sign.



Exit J Sign 2

Follow the directions provided by the sign (Exit J) and make sure that you walk into an underpass similar to the picture below.

Walk straight, through the underpass. After passing 7-Eleven, you would be able to see that the path diverges. Do not take the escalator (shown below), and proceed straight.

Continue walking straight while keeping a lookout for the “One Raffles Quay” sign at the left-hand side. Upon seeing the intersection shown below, take a left, continue straight and take the escalators down.


Walk towards the end of the underpass until you see another “One Raffles Quay” sign. Take a left and you would be able to see the “One Marina Boulevard” sign.


One Marina Boulevard Basement

Climb the stairs, take a right turn and take the escalators up to the Lobby (Level 1). Once you reach the lobby, approach the security personnel at the counter, who would advise you on how to enter the premises. Do inform them that you are heading to Level 21 for WordCamp Singapore.

Security

In the event that you are provided with the visitor’s access code, you could enter the code at the “Visitor’s keypad” (shown below) to gain entry to the building. However, do confirm with the security personnel which elevators are currently servicing Level 21 before going through the security gantry.

Security Gantry

See you at WordCamp Singapore 2016!

Calling for Volunteers!

We are looking for energetic, responsible and WordPress-loving people to be our volunteers to help make WordCamp Singapore 2016 awesome!

Being a volunteer will give you lots of perks such as meeting awesome speakers from all over the world, a free T-shirt and free entry to the event + after party, and being a part of our WordCamp Singapore organising team!

Interested? See our Call for Volunteers page for more info!

Come check out our WordCamp schedule!

Only a few weeks to WordCamp Singapore 2016, and we are super excited to announce our WordCamp Singapore 2016 schedule!

A wide variety of interesting topics were submitted during our call for speakers, and we’ll be having two tracks this year: a Developer & Business Track, and a User & Education Track. The former will comprise talks with more technical topics, while the latter will include talks that are more relevant for the non-technical audience.

It’s gonna be exciting! Grab your tickets now!

See you at the WordCamp!

Say hello to our second round of speakers!

WordCamp Singapore 2016 is really excited to feature our second round of speakers!

WordCamp Singapore Speakers 2

Jack Lenox

Jack Lenox, from Keswick, United Kingdom, works on the WordPress.com VIP team at Automattic.

He will be sharing about the key principles within PHP that drive both the development of WordPress core and many widely-used and well-regarded plugins.

Takayuki Miyoshi

Takayuki Miyoshi is a WordPress plugin developer from Fukuoka, Japan, best known for Contact Form 7. His other plugins include Really Simple CAPTCHA, Flamingo, and Bogo.

He will be speaking about the responsibilities of plugin developers, and what developers should keep in mind.

Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson, from Melbourne, Australia, is a WordPress engineer at Human Made, a top-tier global WordPress agency, and is also a guest committer to WordPress core.

He will be sharing on how to contribute to WordPress Core, from using a bug tracker to contributing patches.

Shilpa Shah

Shilpa Shah, from Pune, India, is a co-founder of Hummingbird Web Solutions, which develops and sells themes and plugins.

She will be sharing about how she would promote themes and plugins, and her successes and failures thus far.

Kenneth Lee

Kenneth Lee, from Singapore, writes at 5meanders.com, Daily Vanity and Avenue One Magazine. He specialises in creating provocative content.

He will be sharing his content creation techniques and processes behind the creation of blog posts that touch on controversial social issues, and how to avoid backlash from the public and policy makers.

Joan WeeFelipe Garcia

Joan Wee and Felipe Garcia work at Singapore’s very own Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Joan is a senior librarian at NTU Libraries, while Felipe is an assistant professor with the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

They will share their experience using WordPress to support an undergraduate class in their university.

Terence Lee

Terence Lee, from Singapore, has been a WordPress user for 8 years, and is presently the managing editor of the popular tech and startups publication Tech in Asia, which gets 1.4 million page views every month.

He will be sharing about Tech in Asia’s editorial workflow, and about how WordPress can keep up with the evolving media landscape.

Tony Bui

Tony Bui, from Hanoi, Vietnam, is a co-founder at WooRockets, a provider of plugins and themes for the popular WooCommerce framework.

He will be speaking on how one can understanding the behavior of their users using Google Tag Manager, and some lessons that he learnt the hard way.

Check out the Speakers page to learn more about these speakers and more! If you haven’t bought your tickets, please make sure to do so by Sunday, 14 August 2016 (get your tickets here!) to guarantee a T-shirt in your size.