Sessions

How I started as hobby blogger

Mrunmaiy Abroal is a communications professional and has been building technology brands for over 13 years. Most recently she was working as the Director of Communications for South Asia at Opera Software (www.opera.com).

Living with a cervical spinal cord injury since 2011, she has not let disability curb her enthusiasm for travelling and embarking on new journeys. Far from being a disadvantage, her spinal cord injury has increased her determination to succeed and persevere when obstacles grace the path. She also volunteers with The Spinal Foundation to spread awareness about rebuilding life after a SCI.

She will be speaking at WordCamp Nagpur on the topic – How I started as hobby blogger.

Mrunmaiy writes about living with a spinal cord injury and travelling with a disability on her blog mrunmaiy.com/.

Mrunmaiy’s talk will cover:

  • Her personal journey of starting to blog and learnings along the way
  • The importance of keeping your blog’s core content in sync with the topic you are passionate about, and
  • Building your profile as an influencer in your chosen community/ domain

Vue.js with WP Rest API

Tushar Joshi is a hands-on coding architect working at Persistent Systems, Nagpur. He is an open source enthusiast, founder and leader for Java User Group Nagpur and the member of NetBeans Dream Team which is a community-driven group of highly skilled NetBeans users and contributors maintained by NetBeans.

Vue.js is a JavaScript framework for building interactive web applications. It provides data reactive components with a simple and flexible API.

In this talk, Tushar will help you through the process of integrating WP REST API with VueJS.

Make your themes and plugins ready for Translation

Makarand is a full-time freelancer & WordPress enthusiast, working on WordPress from last 6 years. Although WordPress is built with PHP, Makarand learnt PHP and jQuery after he started using WordPress.

Makarand is General translation editor for Marathi language and active in the polyglot community.

This talk will cover the procedure for preparing your Themes and Plugins ready for translation. You will be exploring tools, standard structural format, functions to make your theme or plugin translation ready.

Localising WordPress themes and plugins isn’t something developers should simply dismiss. And if you’re a developer who doesn’t know how to localise a theme or plugin, then you should go for it.

Panel Discussion: Making Money with WordPress Website

Managing a WordPress Site as a Composer Project

Rahul is the founder and CEO of rtCamp – the only WordPress.com VIP Partner from Asia. His WordPress journey began in 2007 when he was looking for ways to customise his blog. Later on, he moved from professional blogging, freelancing to starting rtCamp in 2009.

This talk will explain the advantages of using Composer dependency manager to manage complete WordPress projects, including themes, plugins and WordPress core itself. This method makes developing, maintaining & scaling WordPress sites in a long run easy.

Adventures with WordPress as a headless CMS

Abhijit Rakas is a Nagpur based web developer working for SANIsoft Technologies. He started his journey with WordPress in 2014. He is a major ploygot contributor for Marathi translations. Apart from WordPress, He has also worked on various MVC frameworks like CakePHP and Laravel.

Headless CMSs have been slowly gaining popularity for some time now. Even though WordPress is largely a presentational software it can be used as a headless CMS in a number of ways. Abhijit will give you an overview of the pitfalls and give you workarounds and some possible solutions of using WordPress as a Headless CMS.

Structuring WordPress for Success

WordPress out of the box is quite easy to use and setup but if you want it to perform like a pro there’s a lot that you can squeeze out of the software and structure your website for success.

In this session, Parth will talk about content structure with respect to strategy. Website Optimisation and other best practices.

Parth is Drupal Guy, who loves hanging around Open Source Communities. Is a part-time entrepreneur, tech enthusiast. He works as Community Manager at Axelerant. He was a hobby Film Maker, hobby #Photographer & a Pilot.

Securing your WordPress Website

When it comes to securing your WordPress sites, there are a lot of plugins that do the task for you. But the security of your site cannot be just an “Install this plugin and forget” affair – Securing your website demands attention on a constant basis.
In this talk, Karthik will teach you the basics of securing your WordPress sites and best security practices in the day to day life and in code.
Karthik is a polyglot programmer with experience in building apps in PHP and Swift.

 

How to Supercharge your WordPress site with Jetpack?

Omkar is Computer Engineer by degree but loves to draw and Illustrate things. He works as a Happiness Engineer at Automattic.

This Thane-based geek loves to create educational videos on his youtube channel TheCuriousEngineer. Earlier started as a place for Programming Tutorials & Tech Reviews, but later amazing science channels like Vsauce, Veritasium, MinutePhysics, SmarterEveryDay inspired him to make edutaining science videos.

He will be speaking at WordCamp Nagpur on the topic – How to Supercharge your WordPress site with Jetpack?

Why you need Jetpack and how can it take your blog to the next level? How can Jetpack help to make your site more secure? How it’ll help to make your site faster and more reliable?

Get answers to all these questions and more.

Are you really a WordPress Developer?

Swapnil Patil started his WordPress journey back in Jan 2014; his passion for WordPress started at the college itself. Luckily right after the college, he got an opportunity to be at a place, where 100% of work involved WordPress!

Have you heard that someone is not a REAL developer if they don’t use a certain tool, technology or method? Have you heard someone call themselves a WordPress developer, but don’t know how to write code?

This talk will clear up some misconceptions and tell you what it takes to be a real WordPress developer.

How to choose the right theme based on objectives you want to achieve

Harneet Bhalla is a widely recognised marketing expert & speaker. For more than 6 years, Mr Bhalla has empowered more than 5 Fortune 500’s, multiple startups, famous personalities & thousands through his marketing & speaking engagements.

He created multiple marketing strategies that have significantly helped a tonne of companies experience multiple levels of growth instantly.

Harneet is part of WordPress Community since 2013. Harneet has an ability to uncover hidden marketing opportunities and optimise under-performing strategies.

In this talk, Harneet will tell you on how to choose the right theme based on objectives you want to achieve.

What is it? – Want your website to achieve your business objectives? It all starts with the design of the website & the functionality it features. This session will help you understand which theme to choose for which objective.

Takeaway – Your website will always serve the purpose that your business wants.

Using WordPress for IoT

Vikram is in love with WordPress for almost 6 years. He helps businesses to focus on and effectively utilise IT as supporting structure to core business deliverables, by crafting effective web presence, implementing business solutions, moving businesses to cloud as well as managing complex eCommerce requirements.

Vikram will be speaking on Using WordPress for IoT

After e-commerce and social media, the next big thing has arrived — internet-enabled devices, otherwise known as the “Internet of things” — and WordPress is ready to embrace it.

Vikram will give us an overview of how he used WordPress as backend for applications based on Internet of Things. This talk will cover overall workflow, problems faced, and how it can be done right.

WordPress as SAAS

Kaustubh Katdare is the founder and CEO of CrazyEngineers – a global community of engineers. Kaustubh is serial TEDx speaker/attendee and also B-plan judge & speaker at many entrepreneurship events in India.

At WordCamp Nagpur, Kaustubh will share how WordPress can be used SaaS(Software as a Service) platform.

He believes WordPress is ideal to build SaaS Product. He will share how he managed to release product as early as possible with a lesser learning curve. How CrazyEngineers tools like resume builder, jobs, events, quiz work using CPT and the Multi-Site environment without any database structural changes of WordPress setup.

How easy it is to scale the systems. How Startups can make use of WordPress to offer any kind of app as a service, save costs and have a proven solution to rely on.

Panel Talk – Web Hosting for WordPress

Smarter Sharing For Killer Content Marketing

Sukhada Chaudhary holds a post-graduate degree from Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA) with a specialisation in advertising strategy. Having worked in the strategy teams for Lakme, Citibank and Skoda in the past 2 years, she has now moved back to Nagpur to become a digital marketing consultant for SMEs and is Partner & Content Head at Buzo Media Services.

She is an avid business quizzer and loves everything connected to Nagpur. She also heads Nagpur Foodies – a community of 50,000+ food lovers in the city and the only Co-Working space Chaos Theory in Town.

She will be speaking at WordCamp Nagpur on the topic – Smarter Sharing For Killer Content Marketing.

The digital marketing revolution has shifted the focus from the traditional 4Ps of marketing to the 4Cs of digital media – Creating, Connecting, Curating and Culture. In a nutshell, content marketing is all about an almost-obsessive vision towards creating compelling content around your brand/product and making sure it is seeded, viewed and shared on the most suitable platforms available. Driving a stellar content marketing strategy is knowing what, when and how to share the beautiful content you spend hours creating and curating. This session is dedicated to bust few myths around content marketing and explain how anyone with a vision can become a pro at killer content marketing. Content marketing moves people, pushes them towards sharing or similar actions and ultimately – drives commercial value for a brand/product.

Podcasting with WordPress

There is no replacement to the warmth and feel of a human voice. No wonder, the popularity of Broadcast Radio stations, using FM or even traditional AM is still popular. The effort and cost to set up your own “Radio station” or to Broadcast your own voice all over the world are much easier today! This does not need you to set up transmission towers and has expensive equipment!!
WordPress and the Internet give us the power of Audio blogging or Podcasts. Whatmore you can start one within a few minutes, and at zero cost. You can then upgrade it gradually as you grow to a website as widely followed as any radio station. Through the talk / quick workshop, Nagesh will trace through how you can begin setting up your own Audio blog using WordPress.com, and then upscale it towards a self-hosted Website if needed.
The talk aims at encouraging aspiring budding Radio Jockeys, Audio artists claim their very own space and audience through a simple step-by-step method.

A Happiness Engineer at Automattic, Nagesh started his WordPress journey as a hobbyist and freelancer, by building and tinkering with WordPress websites between 2008 and 2016.

The interesting part about his story is that, despite his diverse background, Nagesh’s WordPress journey kickstarted from a unique vertical: by setting up and running a community website that he built, without having any prior knowledge of programming. – RadioIdli.net. He started it on Blogger, and, migrated it to self-hosted WordPress, sometime in 2009. This journey introduced him to a career in digital marketing, helped him learn to create beautiful websites, and eventually led him to Automattic!

Alternative Development Techniques on WordPress

Amit Singh is a founder and CEO of WPoets Technology. He been working with WordPress since 2007, and contributed his first WordPress plugin to WordPress.org repository in 2008. He has helped organize PHPCamp, WordCamp, Joomla Day and Drupal camp in Pune.

He will be speaking at WordCamp Nagpur on the topic – Alternative Development Techniques on WordPress.

His talk will cover techniques on how we can create a WordPress based websites and web applications like truecaller using just shortcodes with minimal efforts when running on a strict deadlines.

Atomic Design in WordPress

Jayman is a designer who has spent a decade of designing experiences, He is a go-to guy for a lot of startups and agencies in the city of dreams, Mumbai.

Atomic Design details all that goes into creating and maintaining robust design systems, allowing you to roll out higher quality, more consistent UIs faster than ever before.

In this talk, Jayman will introduce a methodology for thinking of our UIs as thoughtful hierarchies, discusses the qualities of effective pattern libraries, and showcases techniques to transform your team’s design and development workflow.

How cool is WordPress in School Syllabus?

Kumar is a 13 years old Developer, Blogger, Youtuber from Nashik, India. He founded IQubex.com in 2016 when he was just 12. Currently, in his 8th grade, he is already familiar with HTML5 / CSS3 and PHP. He wishes to explore everything relating to Website and App Development.

He will be speaking at WordCamp Nagpur on the topic – How cool is WordPress in School Syllabus.

In this talk, he is going to talk on How Parents/Teachers can help their Kids to learn WordPress. He ll be telling about the curiosity, ability in a Kid that elders do not have. Plus a kid always works as a hobby and do not worry about any rewards.

Attend this to experience the future of WordPress first hand!

Plugin Pratiyogita

Indian Polyglots team Meetup

Why you should not organize a WordCamp

Community Workshop

Get started with WP-CLI: Command line interface for WordPress

WP-CLI is a powerful tool which can help in managing WordPress like a ninja. It is an indispensable tool for advanced to starter developers alike who like to be in control and believe in reducing dependencies on different tools and plugins.  The workshop intends to introduce you to WP-CLI and its power.   During the workshop, we will look into resources to learn & use WP-CLI To perform day to day task with ease.
Takeaways
  • Introduction to Vagrant
  • Introduction to WP-CLI
  • Getting started with WP-CLI
  • How to perform most common tasks with WP-CLI
    • Installing & Managing WordPress
    • Installing & Managing Themes
    • Installing & Managing Plugins
    • Managing Post & Terms
    • Managing Media / Images
    • Performing Database Operations
    • Importing & Exporting Content
    • Search Replace paths/strings in database
    • Generating Common Code
    • WordPress Shell
  • How to further explore WP-CLI and learn it yourself
Prereqs & Preparation
  • Vagrant / VVV (Recommended)
  • CLI Basics
Note:
  • In Case your are not able to get things ready we will help you with that during workshop
  • Putty for Windows User
About Facilitator
Ajit is a tech geek, fitness enthusiast, wannabe Super Randonneur. A humble guy tapping the keyboard, writing custom WordPress implementations for clients in India & Abroad.
With an experience of over 8 years in WordPress, traversed from basic WordPress theme setups to now implementing complex applications on top of WordPress, run’s a boutique agency out of a corner of Mumbai called “LUBUS”.
We have only 40 Seats in the workshop room. RSVP here

Unit Testing your Plugins

Unit testing is must do for every developer to make sure code is performing properly. The purpose behind the Unit test is to make sure single unit of the application should perform properly so in next phase of Unit Integration issues arose are because of Integration not because of any unit developed.

In this workshop, Manoj will walk through a couple of simple examples to illustrate how easily a developer can make sure his code works in various scenarios.

Takeaways:

  • Setup Tools to run test
  • Know how to write the unit tests
  • Know how to setup unit tests for your plugin
  • Know how to run the tests
  • Know how to write testable code.

Prereqs & Preparation

  • Basic knowledge of plugin development will be great.
  • Previous experience with PHP Unit testing will be addon
  • Laptop installed with PHPUnit and WP-CLI will be great. if not installed then we will go through the installation.
  • Make sure you have Git Installed. we will pull some codes from Git.

About Manoj Khande
Manoj is a WordPress enthusiast with experience in designing and building themes and plugins. Currently working at Sanisoft Technologies.

He started tinkering with computers when he was a child and has not stopped since. He lives, breathes and teaches web development, security and computer science.

He loves travelling, listening to songs, partying, socialising, apart from his day to day work.

Limited 40 Seats in this Workshop! RSVP now!

Unit Testing your Plugin

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017, 2:30 PM

Chitnavis Centre
Civil Lines Nagpur, IN

3 Members Attending

Unit testing is must do for every developer to make sure code is performing properly. The purpose behind the Unit test is to make sure single unit of the application should perform properly so in next phase of Unit Integration issues arose are because of Integration not because of any unit developed.In this workshop, Manoj will walk through a coup…

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Setup WordPress on VPS / Cloud / Dedicated Servers with EasyEngine

Hosting a website on a shared server is most common and easy thing you do while starting a new web project. Over the period, when your web receives a decent number of readers you need scalable structure – VPS / Cloud or Dedicated Server.

In this workshop, Radhe and Chandra will help you setup WordPress on the scalable structure with help of Python based script EasyEngine.

Takeaway

  • Understand the concepts of VPS
  • Know the Server Stack used for WordPress & Install it.
  • Learn how to use EasyEngine to install Single Site WordPress / Multisite
  • Learn how to use Redis Cache to optimise the speed of websites.
  • Know about Let’s Encrypt and the future of the Internet (encryption)
  • End up with WordPress site with caching, WP-CLI and PHP 7 setup.

Prereqs & Preparation

  • A fresh install of Ubuntu / other Debian-based OS. or
  • Linux and Mac users can use Vagrant. (vagrant init ubuntu/xenial64; vagrant up –provider VirtualBox) or
  • Remote VPS with fresh Ubuntu LTS.

About Radhakrishnan Mudliar
Radhe is Saraswatian was born and brought up in Nagpur and lives in Pune. His love for technology led to him co-founding rtCamp Solutions where he has played many roles over the years- developer, project manager, consultant and the one closest to his heart- DevOps lead. Because of his WordPress development experience, all-around knowledge and patient nature, he is often tasked with training projects at rtCamp.

A FOSS supporter and command line resident for many years, you can find him tinkering with Amazon servers, NGINX conf files, WordPress and of course, EasyEngine.

Radhe loves big numbers- whether handling servers with huge traffic, the size of his phone/computer screen or the amount of RAM in his Macbook.

About Chandra Patel
Chandra fell in love with WordPress in 2014 while he was freelancing as a web developer. Since then, he has been a regular Core contributor, General Translation Editor for Gujarati, and has contributed to WordPress Meta projects.

He is currently a VP of Engineering at rtCamp and leads their internal training program. He has developed a love for learning, as evident in his pursuit to learn WordPress deeply.

Over his weekends, you can catch him reading, watching movies and exploring the city.

We have only 40 Seats in the workshop room. RSVP here

Rapid Application Development with WordPress

Earlier WordPress was known as a Blogging platform, nowadays as a Content management system. But many developers are using WordPress as a powerful and versatile tool for rapid proof-of-concept web app development.

In this workshop, we will look at different examples of business cases where WordPress is the best option. With Help of CMB2 and Awesome Studio, Anirudha will walk you through the journey of rapid application development.

Takeaways

  • Discover the world of custom applications developed using WordPress
  • Understand the process of creating custom structure in WordPress
  • Manage custom structure and complex functions like import export in WordPress

Prereqs & Preparation

  • Fresh Setup of WordPress offline or Online.
  • Basic knowledge of how WordPress works is the must.
  • Get ready to unlearn the standard development process.

About Aniruddha Prabhune
Aniruddha is an Imaginative, creative and resourceful problem solver. Works as Head – Product Engineering at WPoets Technology. He has total experience of 10+ years in Web Development.

Rapid Application Development with WordPress

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017, 11:30 AM

Chitnavis Centre
Civil Lines Nagpur, IN

4 Members Attending

Earlier WordPress was known as a Blogging platform, nowadays as a Content management system. But many developers are using WordPress as a powerful and versatile tool for rapid proof-of-concept web app development. In this workshop, we will look at different examples of business cases where WordPress is the best option. With Help of CMB2 and Awesome…

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Understanding Audience for WordPress site

Many businesses think they know their target audience inside out. But if they took a test, how well do you think they would actually understand them? In this class, you will walk through the basics of the target audience, understand them thoroughly for better conversions.
Once the site has gone live and started getting traction, you’ll learn how to track visitors, learn about their geographics, demographics and behaviour on the site. This can be utilised to optimise site design and content.

Takeaways:

  • Learn and understand audience
  • Track visitors’ behaviour on site
  • How to implement Google Analytics and use it.
  • Tracking Sales and Conversions

Prereqs and Preparation

  • This is a beginner and intermediate class designed for those who have built site on WordPress successfully.
  • It requires basic knowledge of installation of plugin and WordPress management.
  • Bring a laptop to jumpstart your analytical journey with WordPress.
  • Bring good questions. This class is a broad overview with time for answers on each topic.

About Rohit Langde

Rohit Langde is an experienced blogger and eCommerce store owner. He is working in the field of Internet marketing since last 5 years and has a keen interest in online businesses. Specialising in Affiliate and eCommerce field, he is now working on SaaS model.

We have only 40 Seats in workshop rooms, RSVP here

Do it yourself, Ecommerce

Ecommerce is a business that is on the rise today and the internet’s vast potential has made it easier for organisations to reach out to a larger pool of the people.

In this workshop, Sonal will help you through the steps to getting your WooCommerce store up and running! WooCommerce is the plugin for WordPress, that adds ecommerce functionality to WordPress website. WooCommerce powers 30% of Ecommerce websites on the Internet.

Takeaways

  • Understand the Online sell terminologies & Process of Online store selling.
  • Know how to decide prices of your product for online sell, understand the factors of online pricing
  • WooCommerce Unboxing, Setting store
  • Common challenges of online stores.
  • know about various available Payment Gateways in Indian Market.

Prereqs & Preparation

  • This workshop will take you from beginner level to the intermediate level with Ecommerce
  • Some prior knowledge of Onlne purchase is the must.
  • Some prior knowledge of offline product/services selling will be helpful.
  • Bring a laptop to jumpstart your Ecommerce journey with WordPress.

About Sonal Sinha
Since 2013, Sonal is selling WordPress themes under the name of SKTThemes. Sonal has more than 45 WooCommerce Compatible themes freely available in WordPress.org repository. Along with theme studio, In his parent company, he helped various ECommerce stores towards success.

We have only 40 Seats in workshop rooms, RSVP here

Do it yourself, Search Engine Optimization

Search engines are the primary source of traffic to any website. If you are willing to position your website’s visibility in search engine results, you have to make your website Search Engine friendly.

In this workshop, Ankit will help you understand the how a search engine works, how search engine checks your website and what factors need to be taken care while making website Search engine friendly.

Takeaways

  • Learn how search engines like Google works
  • Understand difference between ON page and OFF page SEO
  • Know about freely available tools you can use for ON page SEO in WordPress
  • Understanding Sitemaps & Robots.txt

Prereqs & Preparation

  • This workshop will take you from beginner level to the intermediate level with WordPress & SEO
  • Designed to be helpful to those who have never tried SEO, or those who have been using SEO techniques but without a formal understanding of the factors behind it.
  • Some basic knowledge of navigating websites is the only requirement.
  • Bring a laptop to jumpstart your WordPress journey.

About Ankit Jaiswal
Ankit is a seasoned Digital Marketer specialised in Social Media promotions. He has been successfully running Digital Agency in Nagpur since last 4 years. Majorly focusing on the mix of organic and paid campaigns which drive results.

We have only 40 Seats in workshop rooms, RSVP here

Get Started with WordPress

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. Easiest and powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today, developed and maintained by Community.

In this workshop, Paras will walk you through the basics of getting your site live quickly with no coding skills. You will learn how to update and maintain it using WordPress Dashboard.

Takeaway from this Workshop

  • Learn differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org (Self-hosted version)
  • Learn how to set up self-hosted version of WordPress on the server.
  • Create and update content (pages, blog post, photos etc) in WordPress Dashboard
  • Discover different Themes, What they are, where to get them, how to customise them.
  • Extend the functionalities with plugins.
  • Master the Widgets, Menus and Settings.

Prereqs & Preparation

  • This workshop will take you from beginner level to the intermediate level with WordPress.
  • Designed to be helpful to those who have never seen WordPress before or those who have been using WordPress but without a formal understanding of the structure behind it.
  • Some basic knowledge of navigating websites is the only requirement.
  • Bring a laptop to jumpstart your WordPress journey.

About Paras Wadher
Paras works as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electronics and Computer Science in Rashtrsant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University Campus. Paras is a techie and OpenSource lover. He likes to play with Electronics. Electronics, Arduino, Linux, Php, Java, Mobile Computing are some words which interest him. Part of WordPress Nagpur Community since early days. He blogs at paraswadher.com

We have only 40 Seats in workshop rooms, RSVP here