😷 The COVID-19 virus is taking a toll on communities and markets worldwide. After the cancellation of WordCamp Asia, we know the WordPress community is not immune.
The livestream that was held partly in place of the cancelled event went on as expected, and you can review the recorded presentations now. (It was done via Crowdcast, so you’ll need to click “Join the Livestream” and then select the talk you want to hear from the list near the top left under “Schedule Session.”)
There has been a lot more talk about remote communications an alternative to travel for conferences and business. Zoom has gained more new users in the first months of 2020 than all of last year.
Wordfence CEO Mark Maunder has explained why his company is taking a pause on WordCamps for the time being, and why he is suggesting that WordCamp Europe be cancelled along with “all other WordCamps globally in 2020” until the situation has improved.
At the time of this writing, WordCamp Europe is still moving forward as planned, and they are keeping their site updated with the latest coronavirus news.