Special Thanks to Our Gold Sponsor, GoDaddy

We are honored to have GoDaddy as our Gold Sponsor and would like to take the time to extend our sincere appreciation to GoDaddy for their generous contributions.

Without their support, this event could not have been such a success. Please take a moment to check them out!


go-daddy-pro

GoDaddy’s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures.

With more than 12 million customers worldwide and 57 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business.

Special Thanks To Our Silver Sponsors

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our Silver Sponsors for their generous supports for making this event possible.

Please join us in thanking the following organisations.


WPML
WPML turns WordPress websites multilingual. It works with caching, SEO and E-Commerce plugins, and allows the building of complete multilingual sites. WPML powers simple blogs as well as corporate and enterprise sites.

WPML allows users to translate everything in the site, including content, menus, widgets and even theme and plugin texts. WPML powers over 500,000 commercial websites from all over the world.

More information about going multilingual can be found at WPML.org

We are looking for talent. If you are a smart programmer you are welcome to contact us here: http://wpml.org/home/were-hiring/.

tamsan

TAMSAN is a Japanese web production / digital marketing company based in Singapore. Our Headquarters are in Osaka, Japan and we were founded 24 years ago.

Our goal is not only to develop websites or apps, but to also solve the
client’s problems using digital solutions.

We are launching a mobile commerce package “Mobile Commerce 360” developed with WooCommerce.
There is comprehensive support ranging from rapid launch of E-Commerce content to operations and marketing (marketing automation/advertising
planning).

More information can be found at ec.tamsan.sg

the-rojak-place

The Rojak Place, owes much of its existence to the foundation of WordPress. The content is curated to ensure it is either timely or timeless. The Rojak Place focuses on technology, promoting awareness of HIV/AIDS & active ageing issues, as well as several other social causes. The Arts scene is covered too – as these are the cultural topics that define the passage of humanity.

The Rojak Place welcome curators and contributors. If you have a story that needed to be re-published, please drop us a message on our contact form.

Throughout WordCamp Singapore, there will be giveaways on the common swag table. For fans of The Rojak Place who are not able to attend WordCamp Singapore 2016, please do not feel left out. We have not forgotten you. There will be exciting announcements via our social media outlets.

Special Thanks To Our Bronze Sponsors

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our Bronze Sponsors for their generous supports for making this event possible.

Please join us in thanking the following organisations.


rt-camp
rtCamp is a leading WordPress consultancy and product company based in India.

rtCamp started in 2009, at a time when there was no dedicated to WordPress company existed in India.

rtCampers love open-source culture and are often seen contributing to WordPress core and community work including WordCamps, translations and other aspects. WordPress 4.5 was 10th consecutive release with one or more patches by rtCampers.

Apart from providing handcrafted WordPress solutions to enterprises, rtCamp has developed notable products such as EasyEngine and rtMedia, each with more than 20,000+ active users. Notably, rtMedia is WordPress VIP compliant and is used on new VIP-Go platform.

themeisle

Need a WordPress theme that’s actually easy to use and to customize? Great, that’s what we’re here for! WordPress themes are our bread, butter, and rum! We know them. We live them.

We’re ThemeIsle. But hey, don’t take my word for it. Here’s something that never lies – raw numbers:

We have one of the top 10 most popular themes released last year in the theme directory.

Our plugins have been downloaded more than 500,000 times .

 

wingz

Wingz Communications is an ethical Singapore-based visual communications agency, specialising in digital strategy, web design, print design, identity & branding, digitalsolutions and everything in between.

We use WordPress predominantly as the basis for all our web & digital solutions.

The company is led by Jon Ang, whom contributes heavily to WordPress.

http://wingzcommunications.com/

 

icommerce

iCommerce Asia is an integrated eCommerce Supply Chain Solutions Partner in Southeast Asia. We offer unique end-to-end solutions which supports and enables our clients’ eCommerce channels to its fullest potential.

By providing hassle-free solutions for the entire eCommerce supply chain, we are committed to providing the highest level of service experience. At the core, we believe what sets us apart is our ability to overcome unique challenges in international cross border shipments across countries in Southeast Asia such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand.

With Rezkii, our very own store builder powered by WooCommerce, our Tech team builds your e-commerce website fast, ensures it’s safe and manages it effectively. With our expertise in web management and coding, we work hand in hand with the Product Management team to build websites customised for every client’s needs.

Everything you need to know when attending WordCamp Singapore

WordCamp Singapore 2016

It’s a 1 day conference – 6 September at both floors Level 21 and 22

Doors open for attendees at 8.30am.

 

Take Note: You must bring a photo ID (identity card or passport) to get past building security.

 

A light breakfast is provided so feel free to drop by early to talk to everyone!

Registration and breakfast are both at Level 21.

Opening remarks kick off promptly at 9.30am at Level 21, Auditorium.

WIFI

There is a Microsoft Guest Network that requires no password. It’s pretty reliable.

Getting there

Venue: 1 Marina Boulevard, NTUC Centre, 018989

Via MRT: Get off at Raffles Place Mrt (Green & Red Line) and use our handy guide to navigate the underpass

Taxi: Just use Grab or Uber, take note that the early morning is peak hours so grab your ride early.

Car: If you’re driving, take note that NTUC Centre’s parking charges are $2.20 per hour. If you’re coming via Fullerton / Collyer Quay, you only have one chance to turn into the building which can be easily missed. The next U-Turn is pretty far away and requires you to make 2 U-Turns to get back on track. Consider parking at nearby buildings such as The Sail which offers similar parking charges if you miss the turn-in.

After-party

6 Sep (Conference Day) 8pm – 11pm
Appetisers, beers, wine and soda will be provided. All food is cooked by a halal kitchen.

The bar is a 2-storey building and we have exclusive use of it. Join us for a casual evening. We recommend you to have a light dinner first.

Azucar
345 Beach Road
Singapore 199568

A step by step walking guide from Bugis MRT station is available here

Social Media

You can follow us on Twitter or Facebook and Instagram. Use #WordCampSG to talk about the event.

Getting to Azucár (Afterparty)

The nearest MRT to get to Azucár is Bugis MRT. Do take note that there are 2 lines to Bugis MRT – East West Line (Green) and Downtown Line (Blue).

If you are planning on getting to Azucár via other landmarks, do click on the following Google Maps link, which has the destination address already entered, and view the suggested route to Azucár: Directions to Azucár (Google Maps)

To Azucár From Downtown Line (Blue Line)

If you are taking the Downtown Line to Bugis MRT, follow the signs to Exit D upon alighting the MRT and click here to view the directions from Bugis Downtown Station (Exit D) to Azucár.

To Azucár From East West Line (Green Line)

Upon alighting the MRT, take the escalators up to the ticket concourse level. However, do not tap out of the station. Find for the Exit D sign, similar to the picture below, and walk in the direction of Exit D.

Downtown Line Exit D

You’ll have to take the escalators down,

Downtown Line Escalator

Take the travelator,

Downtown Line Travelator

Walk a bit further, before the “Way Out” sign (shown below) could be seen. Take the escalators up, as indicated by the arrows on the signboard, and do not take the escalators down to the Downtown Line.

Downtown Line Exit

Exit the station via the Exit D ticket gantries and take the elevator up. Press “1” to go to the Street Level.

Downtown Line Exit D gantry

Upon exiting the lift, follow the directions indicated by the pictures below and make sure that you walk pass the “Aft Beach Road” bus stop.

From Lift to Bus Stop 1
From Lift to Bus Stop 2
From Lift to Bus Stop 3
From Lift to Bus Stop 4
From Lift to Bus Stop 5

Walk straight, pass the bus stop, until you see a red light crossing.

From Lift to Bus Stop 6

Cross the red light and walk straight for approximately 5 minutes before Azucár comes into view.

Red light

You’ll have to cross another red light, walk across Haji Lane, Arab St, Bussorah St and Sultan Gate before you see Azucár right ahead.

Haji Lane
Arab st
Bussorah St
Sultan Gate

See you at Azucár!

azucar

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.

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.

WordCamp Singapore Speakers 1

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.