Japanese Community Talk at WordCamp NYC 2009

On November 14th, I’ll be speaking at WordCamp NYC. My session will be about how WordPress Community is doing in Japan. Here’s the description from the site’s session page.

WordPress Community in Japan

Japanese use of WordPress is growing fast. The number of downloads has quadrupled in a year and half, and the number of local user groups has grown to 27 since April. This presentation will cover the blogging trend in Japan, how they use WordPress, WordCamps and meetups in Japan, differences and similarities to the U.S. community, and more.

I'm Speaking at WordCamp NYC 2009This WordCamp is going to be huge! Not only it’s held over 2 days (14th & 15th), there will be over 50 sessions in 8 tracks. Sessions include hands-on workshops, advanced topics, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg’s Q&A sessions, CMS/BuddyPress/MU related presentations, and many more.

There will be a hacker room where you can “just code” with core developers (2.9 Bug Hunt will take place here).

I’m really excited to talk about Japanese WordPress community in a WordCamp outside of Japan. Blogging has grown to be a pretty big deal in Japan, and WordPress is growing steadily. Even if you aren’t exactly sure if you want to know about WordPress in Japan, I think you can learn a tip or two for expanding your open source project / business / blog internationally.

WordCamp NYC “regular” registration ends today! If you want to make sure you get a special event T-shirt, make sure to get your ticket before the end of day (EST)!