Asia Meetup Revival Project 2024

Following up the WordPress Meetup Reactivation Project in 2022, we aim to revive some MeetupMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. Groups in big cities that are inactive or help the local WordPress community that are not yet part of our Meetup Chapter Program to join our program.

We have selected 10 groups to be our focus for 2024.

CityCountryPopulationMeetup URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.orgMeetup MembersNotes
1KarachiPakistan11,624,219, last active in May 2023
2Ho Chi Minh/SaigonVietnam8,993,082, last active in May 20202022 Reactivation Project
3SingaporeSingapore5,638,700, last active in June 2023Last WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. in 2019
4JeddahSaudi Arabia4,697,000, last active in October 2022
4ChennaiIndia4,681,087, last active in Jun 2020Reactivated in 2023
6SurabayaIndonesia2,874,314, last active in Mar 2023Reactivated in 2023
7SapporoJapan1,973,832, last active in Sep 2023Reactivated in 2023
8DavaoPhilippines1,776,949, last active in May 2023Reactivated in 2023, last WordCamp in 2019
9SeoulSouth Korea10,349,312There is no official group.There are 2 WordPress groups on were two applications but declined.
10HanoiVietnam8,053,663 from the Chapter in 2020 due to inactivity.We just completed processing the recent application, and a new group has been created, as the previous group can’t be revived. 

Please let us know by leaving your comment below if you are:

  • Organizers of one of the groups or part of the local WordPress community in the city listed above and interested in becoming WordPress Meetup Organizers.
  • Community organizers from the same country and region of the groups listed above.
  • Event and Program Supporters from Asia who are available to participate in the project.

We need your support to: 

  • Closely support the inactive Meetup organizers to plan Meetup events.
  • Organize regular check-ins with the inactive Meetup organizers.
  • Share experiences and encourage the group if they are interested in organizing a WordCamp or other WordPress events. 
  • Onboard new groups if you are a Community Team Supporter.

The outreach to all the groups can be done anytime soon. However, in the first quarter of 2024, we will focus on:

  1. Karachi, supported by Yogesh (@yoga1103)
  2. Saigon, supported by Devin (@devinmaeztri)
  3. Singapore, supported by Pooja (@webtechpooja)
  4. Hanoi, supported by Devin (@devinmaeztri)

Thank you to @devinmaeztri and @yoga1103 for contributing to this post!

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