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Community Roundup February 17, 2023

WordCamp Asia is Amazing

Are you coming to WordCamp Asia? It started today! (February 17-19 in Bangkok, Thailand.) With more than 60 speakers contributing to 2 days of talks, 100’s of organizers and volunteers, and contributor day, it is going to be an amazing event. [Get the whole schedule here.

As a matter of fact, contributor day today was truly incredible. Over 500 people attended and contributed to the 21 teams that make up WordPress’ open source project. Topher DeRosia and I were table leads for the Photos Team, and worked relentlessly to get all of the photos moderated that were submitted during the day – which was over 200! We helped community members understand how to upload photos to the directory and answered questions that they had. As a result, the photo directory now has almost 6100 photos. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here.

I’m also really happy to report that disability accommodation at WCAsia has been thought of at every turn. I’ve been able to attend everything, and access all the areas of the venue easily. And the organizers have checked in with me to make sure that I’m not lacking anything. There are always things out of the ability to control – like where curb cuts are in a city – but everything that can be accommodated for, has been. I’m truly grateful to the organizers for their attention to details.

I’ll continue posting photos and thoughts from my travels to and from Thailand between February 14 and February 24. Follow along on my Twitter account to see what I’m up to and the people I meet along the way!

And if you ARE attending WC Asia, I’d love to say hello to you. If you see me, stop over for a selfie! Post it to Twitter with the hashtag #MichelleAndMe and tag me in it! I’ll donate $5 for every individual selfie (up to $500) to Big Orange Heart. 

In the Spotlight

Post Status professional member Sophia DeRosia is in the spotlight this week. She is currently growing her skills as the Marketing/Sales Coordinator at WP Connects. She’s also an avid musician, and loves analyzing and creating music.

Join Us on Meetup

Join the Post Status meetup here: meetup.com/post-status/ and then RSVP for the meetups that best meet your needs (one, two, or all three). March’s meetups will be posted soon!

Photo of the Week

Today’s photo of the week comes from Muzammil Ahsan in WordPress Photos.

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