Last Friday, I presented a talk about the Japanese WordPress community at WordCamp Europe 2016 in Vienna.
The video will be published on WordPress.tv at some point. Meanwhile, here are some points for those who had missed it:
- Japanese is the most widely used non-English WP locale (12.3% of non-English locales)
- WordPress is by far the most popular CMS in Japan today (78.5% share – higher number compared to 59.5% for English sites)
- Meetups are held almost every weekend somewhere in Japan. We make it easy to see events across Japan through the WordBench website and the event calendar. Many of the chapters create unique banners for each event.
- The online community is also active, with many contributors on translation, documentation, support, bug fix & report, and Wapuu too!
- Show others how to get involved, recognize their hard work, and help out.
- Your own contribution can be multiplied if you help others to contribute. It’s necessary to grow the community for WordPress to succeed.
It was a pleasure to have had an opportunity to share what I’ve seen in the local community for the past 13 years. As I said in the talk, my goal is to help others contribute to WordPress so the “small steps” of more people can build up to form a long stride. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
Day 0 (WCEU Picnic) Photos
Francesca and I hosted a picnic at Burggarten near the venue on Thursday.
Day 1 Photos
Day 2 Photos
The childcare support at WCEU this year was really great.
Photos: Contributor Day
Having discussion face-to-face was the best part of the Contributor Day.