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WordCamp Hong Kong is a conference organized by the creators of WordPress for blogging enthusiasts, WordPress users and developers.

WordCamp Hong Kong 2009 will be on Sunday April 5th 2009 at the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park

Schedule:

9:00 a.m.- 10:00am    Registration

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.   Intro / Agenda for the Day by Bonnie Cheung & Edith Yeung

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    State of the Word by Matt Mullenweg

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a..m  WordPress Starter Kit by Local WP PowerUsers

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Coolest Blog Contest – Round One

12 noon – 1:00pm   Light Lunch (Provided to all participants)

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Raffle Time

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.  Interview: Up Close & Personal – Interview with Matt Mullenweg by Thomas Crampton

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Secrets of Blogging Hailin Wu

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Coolest Blog Contest – Round Two

2:30 – 2:55 p.m. Multi-Authors Management on WordPress by Leon Ho

2:55 – 3:00 p.m. Coolest Blog Contest Award Presentation / Wrap Up

3:00 p.m. -  Networking!

Speakers (More to Come…)

Matt Matt Mullenweg, entrepreneur, blogger, founder of Automattic and foundering developer of WordPress, the blogging software he guided from a handful of users to the most widely used open source blog tool. In late 2005 he left CNET to found Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and Akismet.com. In his spare time he enjoys taking photographs and playing jazz. Matt just turned 25 in January!

Matt Hailin Wu, PhD.  He is the ping pong specialist and martial artist, current working for Automattic, the company that runs WordPress.com. 美国丹佛大学计算机科学博士, 中国首届国家优秀自费留学生奖学金获得者.

leon-hoLeon Ho has a decade of experience in technology and the Internet. As manager of Software Engineering at Red Hat, Inc., Leon led an international team of software engineers to add international support– including 22 languages — to Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux. In 2005, he founded lifehack.org, a blog committed to sharing what Leon had learned about productivity and personal development as the manager of a team of professionals spanning several continents.
In 2007, Leon left Red Hat to launch Stepcase as an umbrella for both lifehack.org — by then one of the most popular blogs in the world, ranked in the top half of Technorati’s Top 100 Blogs list — and his new endeavor, Stepcase Apps. Leon’s commitment to increasing productivity and individual happiness by leveraging the power of the Internet to make us more efficient, better connected, and more mobile has won him the #4 spot in BusinessWeek’s Top 24 Young Asian Entrepreneurs.

thomascramptonAs OgilvyPR’s Asia-Pacific director of Digital Influence, Thomas Crampton helps companies across the region develop and execute digital strategies. Prior to joining Ogilvy, Thomas was a reporter for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times for more than a decade, reporting from five continents and dozens of counties. Passionately involved in digital for the last five years, he writes a widely read blog, thomascrampton.com, and is a frequent speaker and moderator at conferences ranging from Le Web in Paris to the World Economic Forum in Davos.