Upcoming: KL, Malaysia plus WordCamp!

So I’ve finally sorted out my shit and booked flights, hotel and my ticket for WordCamp Malaysia. Really looking forward to it, and despite my current workload I’m hoping that I’ll pretty much be able to take it easy for the 4 days I’ll be in Kuala Lumpur. Obviously this is a wholly nerdy thing to be doing, but, well, I don’t care. Clearly I’m a nerd and there’s no getting around it.

I think if you asked me a year ago did I think I’d be attending a WordCamp in the near future, I’d have said yes. However the location behind that intention would most definitely have been Ireland. In fact I had I even had thought about setting up the first WordCamp Ireland, but got busy and never sorted it, instead Sabrina Dent and Katherine Nolan did, by all accounts, an incredible job. Perhaps I’ll make it to the next one. Still, little did I think that I’d be here a year later and prepping for a jaunt to Kuala Lumpur to get my WordCamp fix.

I’m not really sure what to expect as this is my first WordCamp, but I’m sure it’ll be a blast and I’m looking forward to meeting a whole bunch of like-minded developers.

Regarding the event itself, I’d say the presentation I’m looking forward to the most is Aizat’s “Beginning WordPress Plugin Development”, as it’s something I just have never quite gotten round to sorting out, and it’s almost certainly something I should be doing – if nothing else to make my own life easier with reusable functions, and hopefully to give something useful back to the community. There’s lots of other interesting talks lined up as well of course, and you can find more info out over at the WordCamp.my Agenda page.

At the same time I’m very much looking forward to having a look around Kuala Lumpur as it looks like quite an interesting place. I have to read up a bit more on things to do there and if anyone’s got any dynamite suggestions, please leave a comment below!