Yesterday, October 12, I spoke at WordCamp Hong Kong 2019.
The venue was a cowering space, called Campfire, in Wong Chuk Hang.
Due to its proximity to Stanley and the South side of Hong Kong Island, Wong Chuk Hang is a pretty international and colourful mix of logistics and distribution centres and upscale private housing states.
The event venue was located in one of those distribution centres that has been partially repurposed as coworking space, restaurants and cocktail bars.
First of all, the event run very smoothly. Upon arrivals, a group of volunteers checked the tickets and handed out the event program (and for those speaking, like me, the speaker shirt).
In a separate desk, two more volunteers handed out the swag (Jetpack brochures stickers, Jetpack branded usb cables, and some swag provided by other sponsors).
The schedule was a mix of talks in Cantonese and English, with yours truly speaking right before the lunch break.
My talk , /Contributing to the WordPress Mobile Apps/, went okay (as in “nobody died”) . The audience was definitely more interested in all things SEO, but, to my surprise (and delight) a few folks came to say hi during the lunch break, so I got to hand out a few cards and I got to tell folks how awesome it is to work at Automattic.
All in all, it was a well organised event, that run on time, with some very interesting talks, and some others that, due to my less than basic Cantonese I couldn’t grasp, but seemed to delight the audience.
Next stop, WordCamp Kuala Lumpur!