WordCamp Asia 2023: Eight Gutenberg related talks

It’s been over a month since WordCamp Asia ended, and I am still browsing through the thousands of photos from the official Flickr album and the public Google Photos where attendees shared wonderful visual impressions.

WordCamp Asia: Mumtahina Faguni, Maya-Ardani, and Birgit Pauli-Haack
WordCamp Asia: Mumtahina Faguni, Maya-Ardani, and Birgit Pauli-Haack

Huge “Thank You” to the organizers, volunteering, speakers, sponsors, and attendees for a forever memorable WordCamp Asia – the incredible hospitality, generous kindness, limitless care and fabulously smooth operation made it an absolute joy to attend and speak.

Getting your designer ready for Gutenberg

with Rahi Prajapati

Recording | Follow on Twitter

Getting the most out of the REST API

with K.Adam White

White renamed the talk to “Getting the most out of WordPress, when you’re writing Block Editor code”.

Recording | Slidedeck

Start your subscription business with No Code SaaS and FSE (Full Site Editing)

with Okamoto Hidetaka


Layout, Layout, Layout

with Isabel Brison


After seeing Isabel Brison’s (aka @ijayessbe) talk I kept seeing her all over town! It was a great session digging into some of the new features of FSE and building layouts with WordPress.

Robby McCullough

That was the best semi-technical WordCamp talk I’ve seen in years. I think in part because she acknowledged there are some things “still missing/coming” to Gutenberg that frustrate so many of us.

Jon Brown

Mastering in Theme.json

with Tanvirul Haque


Is learning React necessary for Block development?

with Edmund Chan

Recording | Follow in Twitter

More details in Chan’s blog post: Is Learning React Necessary for Block Development?

Graphic of decision tree for "Is Learning React Necessary" for WordPress developers
Graphic from Edmund Chan’s talk at WordCamp Asia #WCAsia

How can theme developers monetize in the era of Block Themes?

with Hidekazu Ishikawa

Recording | Slidedeck | Follow on Twitter

Case Study: A #nocode Contributor Journey on the WordPress Gutenberg GitHub Repo

with Birgit Pauli-Haack

Recording | Slidedeck

The full Livestream recordings are available on the WordCamp Asia website.

Personally, I am very much looking forward to seeing everyone next year in Taipei, Taiwan for WordCamp Asia 2024. The call for organizers is already open!