Meetup Organizer Newsletter: March 2024

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WordCamp Asia in Taipei, Taiwan recently wrapped up, and the energy in the WordPress Community is high! 

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News from 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. Asia 

WordCamp Asia just concluded with a high note. Check out the highlights here. The next WordCamp Asia 2025 has been announced and will be held in Manila, Philippines. The Call for Organizers is open!

In his Q&A session at WordCamp Asia, Matt Mullenweg (WordPress Co-founder) announced that State Of The WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. 2024 will be held in Tokyo, Japan on December 16, 2024. You can view the full recording of Matt’s Q&A session on YouTube.

WordPress 6.5 Coming Soon!

WordPress 6.5 is around the corner! The third Release Candidate (RC3) has been released. Please help test WordPress 6.5 RC3 to ensure that everything in WordPress 6.5 is the best it can be.

Asia Meetup Revival Project

The Community Team has announced a project to revive Meetup Groups in big cities in Asia that are inactive, or help the local WordPress community that are not yet part of the WordPress Meetup Chapter Program to join. Please see the project’s post for more details, and let us know if you’d like to be involved!

MeetupsMeetup 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. of the Month

This month, we celebrate the WordPress Meetup groups of Bengaluru (Bangalore, India), Griñón (Spain), and Satkhira (Bangladesh)!

Introducing our newest WordPress Meetup groups

Let’s welcome the new Meetup groups recently added to our chapter! Do support them in organizing both local (in-person) and global (online) meetup events, and let’s learn from their experiences and experiments along the way.

  1. Chicago WordPress Community Meetup
  2. Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
  3. Hanoi
  4. Luzern (Lucerne), Switzerland
  5. Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  6. San Francisco
  7. Santiago de Chile
  8. Seoul
  9. Surat, India

Meetup Organizers, we want to feature you!

We’d love to publish pictures from Meetups all around the world in each newsletter. Do you want your Meetup to be featured? Share 1 picture with the Community team! Rename your picture as “Meetup-name_event-date” and upload it to this folder. The formats supported are jpg and png. Please remember, always ask for permission from your group members before taking the picture and sharing it with us!

Meetup Tip of the Month

The best way to boost discoverability of your Meetup events is by putting relevant keywords in your event’s title and description (for example, “WordPress”). When writing your event description, be concise and specific. Include the same relevant keyword in your event title and at least twice in your description. The more you use a searchable keyword, the easier it will be for members to find your event. 

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If you have any questions, Community Team Program Supporters are here to help. Please email us at or join the #community-events Slack channel. Thanks for everything you do to grow and support the WordPress community—let’s keep sharing knowledge and inspiring each other with our contributions!

See you online soon!

The following people contributed to this edition of the Meetup newsletter: @courtneypk, @hellosatya, and @bjmcsherry.

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