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WordCamp Europe 2013 in Leiden, the Netherlands
http://en.naoko.cc/2013/10/07/learnings-from-growing-local-wordpress-communities/
http://ja.naoko.cc/2013/10/14/wordcamp-europe-2013-report/

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  • 1. Learnings from Growing Local WordPress Communities Naoko Takano ・ WordCamp Europe 2013 #WCEU in Japan
  • 2. Happiness Engineer at Automattic WordPress.org Japanese Team Naoko Takano @naokomc
  • 3. http://ja.wordpress.org/
  • 4. Usage in
  • 5. 1.5 millioninstalls in Japanese (.org)
  • 6. = 3.53%
  • 7. #2language after English
  • 8. WordPress Joomla! Drupal Discuz http://w3techs.com/blog/entry/most_popular_content_management_systems_by_country Most Popular CMS by Country
  • 9. Hosting in
  • 10. Shared Hosting
  • 11. Windows Azure AWS / Amimoto C4SA PHP Ninja wpX Managed & Cloud Solutions
  • 12. WordPress in Japan 2008-2013
  • 13. 2003 in
  • 14. May 2003 November 2003 http://detlog.org/ (currently http://ja.naoko.cc/) Movable Type to WordPress
  • 15. in 2004
  • 16. http://wordpress.org/about/history/
  • 17. in 2005
  • 18. in 2006
  • 19. Published WordPress Books
  • 20. in 2007
  • 21. WordCamp SF 2007
  • 22. Ktai Style Plugin
  • 23. in 2008
  • 24. http://www.flickr.com/photos/odysseygate/3060967659/ WordCamp Tokyo 2008
  • 25. in 2009
  • 26. http://www.flickr.com/photos/odysseygate/3437011552/ WordCamp Tokyo 2009
  • 27. in 2010
  • 28. http://www.flickr.com/photos/59553900@N00/4397837422/ WordCamp Fukuoka 2010
  • 29. in 2011
  • 30. Birth of “Wapuu”
  • 31. http://www.flickr.com/photos/odysseygate/6425232913/ (top right), http://www.flickr.com/photos/styledesignjp/8395981605/ (bottom center)
  • 32. in 2012
  • 33. http://www.wpbeginner.com/events/wordpress-community-summit-2012-recap-and-pictures/ WordPress Community Summit
  • 34. In 4 days, 127 people donated for 2 air tickets to Tybee Island
  • 35. in 2013
  • 36. #wp10 Osaka・Sapporo・Tokyo・Chiba・Sendai・Sakai・Kagawa http://en.naoko.cc/2013/06/07/wordpress-10th-anniversary-events-wp10-photos-from-japan/
  • 37. 5 years 7 Cities 13 WordCamps WordCamps in Japan
  • 38. WordCamp Tokyo, 2008-2013 60 → 1100 attendees 8 → 100 volunteers
  • 39. Why did WordPress become big in Japan?
  • 40. 1. Focusing on Localization in
  • 41. Consistent Translation & Reliable Release
  • 42. Share the Responsibilities! Tip #1
  • 43. @tekapo (tai) Japanese Package Team @takayukister@eastcoder (tenpura) @mako0901 @odyssey @naokomc (Nao)
  • 44. http://http://eastcoder.com/code/wp-multibyte-patch/
  • 45. Forum Volunteers Codex Contributors Event Organizers Scaling by Collaboration
  • 46. 2. Centralizing Information in
  • 47. http://codex.wordpress.org/Contributing_to_WordPress
  • 48. http://wpdocs.sourceforge.jp/WordPress への協力
  • 49. http://wordpress.org/support/
  • 50. http://ja.forums.wordpress.org/
  • 51. http://plan.wordcamp.org/
  • 52. http://japan.wordcamp.org/
  • 53. Set rules and document Tip #2
  • 54. Glossary Testing guideline Localized package Instruction Post-release to-do’s Event organization how-to’s Forum rules What’s good to document?
  • 55. 3. Helping Others Get Involved in
  • 56. “WordBench.org” Network of local communties Powered by BuddyPress
  • 57. http://bit.ly/wpjacalendar WordPress Event Calendar
  • 58. WordBench Osaka
  • 59. WordBench Fukuoka http://kawazoezoe.com/word-bench-fukuoka3-6-3.html
  • 60. WordBench Kobe http://wordbench.org/2013/08/19/0818wordbenchkobe_php/
  • 61. WordBench Nagoya https://www.facebook.com/WordBenchNagoya/photos_stream
  • 62. WordBench Fukui http://fukui.wordbench.org/archives/211
  • 63. WordBench Kagawa http://kagawa.wordbench.org/2013/02/28/
  • 64. WordBench Tokyo
  • 65. ...and more! Meetups at Coworking Spaces http://basecamp-nagoya.jp/blog/entry-530.html
  • 66. Learn from other communities & share ideas Tip #3
  • 67. 4. Really understanding the local culture in
  • 68. Communication style Publishing / tech trend Corporate culture
  • 69. WordPress Kobe 2013
  • 70. http://ja.wordpress.org/about-wp-ja/wapuu/ I’m under the GPL!
  • 71. Get out and “meet” people! Tip #4
  • 72. Why did WordPress become big in Japan? (again...)
  • 73. Small steps.
  • 74. Small steps. × More people.
  • 75. Small steps. × More people. × Keeping it Going.
  • 76. Believe in the power of your community. Tip #5
  • 77. WordCamp isn’t over until you blog about it :) Tip #6
  • 78. Naoko Takano @naokomc http://en.naoko.cc/ Thank you #WCEU! Cover photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/74815194@N00/2578068674/