The Corona crisis, now a global health crisis also impacts activities arranged by the WordPress community.
WordCamp Asia 2020 is canceled as a direct consequence of the CoVid-19 epidemic.
WordCamp Asia 2020 should have taken place on February 21 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Due to the worsening of the CoVid-19 health crisis, WHO’s term for the Corona virus epidemic, the organizers behind WordCamp have been forced to cancel WordCamp Asia 2020.
There are more than 1,300 sign-ups for WordCamp Asia 2020, which is the official term for the event.
Matt Mullenweg – the person behind WordPress – writes in an update on wordpress.org:
I’ve arrived at the difficult decision to cancel the inaugural WordCamp Asia event, which was planned to take place in Bangkok on February 21st.
The excitement and anticipation around this event have been huge, but there are too many unknowns around the health issues unfolding right now in the region to explicitly encourage a large public gathering bringing together over 1,300 people from around the world.Matt Mullenweg – wordpress.org
Matt Mullenweg continues in his update about CoVid-19’s impact on the cancellation of WordCamp 2020 in Asia:
We’regoing to explore if speakers — including myself — can do our sessions with the same content and at the same time that was originally planned, just online instead of in-person so we can achieve our goal of bringing the pan-Asian community closer together without putting anyone’s health at additional risk.MATT MULLENWEG – WORDPRESS.ORG
WordCamp is an annual recurring event for anyone working with WordPress.
It is a recurring WordPress conference organized by the widespread community of WordPress users around the world.
WordCamp is for both the brand new WordPress users and for professional WordPress developers and consultants.
A permanent program with relevant topics within ‘everything WordPress‘ and social arrangements (hangouts) as well as time to ‘network’ with other WordPress users is part of every WordCamp.
The first WordCamp was organized by Matt Mullenweg in 2006 in San Francisco, USA, and since then, local WordPress communities around the world have organized hundreds of WordCamps.
The topics on a WordCamp vary a lot, but everything is about WordPress.
Right now, (1/2 2020) is approx. 35% of all web sites are powered by WordPress.
WordPress market share increased in the period 2018 to 2020 from 29.9% to 35.8%.
It provides a market share for all websites operated by a content management system (CMS) of 62.5% .1