Vietnam is getting its first WordCamp on September 6th, 2014. WordCamp Hanoi was born out of the Hanoi WordPress Group, an active local meetup with nearly 300 members. The group connects WordPress enthusiasts in the area for relaxed chats and presentations. As of last month, WordPress is now 100% translated into Vietnamese, and some of the meetup members were active in helping to reach that goal.
WordCamp Hanoi is set to have three presentation tracks to include the business side of WordPress, using WordPress, and developing for WordPress. The call for speakers is open and applications will close on August 11. Organizers are looking for volunteers to help with food, shopping, creating speaker gift bags, designing and organizing badges, and all the other behind-the-scenes magic that powers WordCamps.
The Hanoi WordPress Group has been meeting for the past two years and its members have created a friendly atmosphere for connecting with other local enthusiasts. Philip Arthur Moore, one of the organizers of the event, is hoping that same atmosphere will be part of Vietnam’s first WordCamp. “Our goal this year is to keep the event simple, cozy, small, and familial, something that our group has done a good job of maintaining since its 2012 start,” he said.
WordCamp Hanoi will feature a diverse range of presentations to interest as many different kinds of WordPress users as possible. If you’re planning on being in Hanoi during September, watch for the ticket announcement so you don’t miss this historic WordPress event.