Introducing our first round of speakers!

We’ve had a lot of great talks proposed for the first WordCamp to be held in Singapore in five years, and we’re excited to announce our first round of speakers.

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Noel Tock

Noel Tock will be delivering one of our keynotes. Hailing from Zurich, Switzerland, he’s a partner at Human Made, one of the top-tier global WordPress agencies (and partner of the WordPress.com VIP Programme).

He’ll be speaking about how to succeed in working with WordPress, and getting involved with the WordPress community.

Roxanne Chia

Roxanne Chia is a Singapore-based beauty blogger, ex-lecturer, and educator.

She will be speaking about how being an educator changed the way she blogs about beauty.

Dat Hoang

Dat Hoang, from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, helps with WPML, the WordPress Multilingual Plugin.

He will be speaking about how WPML organises their customer support policies, earning the love and loyalty of their customers.

Hedren Sum

Hedren Sum is a librarian at Singapore’s very own Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Libraries.

He will be sharing on how he used WordPress to create a digital research archive that helps to engage different interest groups on intangible heritage, which covers languages, festivals, cuisines and traditional craftsmanship.

Mahangu Weerasinghe

Mahangu Weerasinghe, from Colombo, Sri Lanka, has been using WordPress since version 0.70. He works at Automattic as a Happiness Engineer.

He will be speaking about how WordPress is hackable by design, and show, with examples, how easy it is for non-developers to break into WordPress coding.

Shinichi Nishikawa

Shinichi Nishikawa, who currently lives in Ogijima, Japan, not only works with big clients from all around the world, but also contributes to the WordPress project in various ways.

He will speak about how high traffic blogs, media websites, and e-commerce shops offload their services from WordPress to platform providers such as Google and Amazon Web Services.

Dandreb John Bitanghol

Dandreb John Bitanghol (also known as Dreb Bits), from Davao, Philippines, is a web engineer at 10up, where he focuses on building and supporting WordPress.com VIP sites.

He will be speaking about the advantages of using and adding hooks, and how using them helps with large codebases.

Rahul Bansal

Rahul Bansal, from Pune, India, started India’s first WordPress-only agency, rtCamp, in 2009, and he has been involved in open-source WordPress projects such as rtMedia and EasyEngine.

He will be sharing a story about how rtCamp used innovative methods to hire passionate people, some challenges they’ve faced, and how they have nurtured a culture of giving back to open source.

Visit the Speakers page to learn more about each of them. 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.