Women & Third Gender: Grab your Discounts!

Hello WordPress enthusiasts, we have some good news for you to make your WordCamp Mumbai experience sweeter than ever before. We are offering massive discounts on tickets for Special groups*.  Get the coupon code and use it here while buying your tickets.

So if you’re a Woman and or recognise yourself as a Third Gender, then avail your discount asap by clicking on these special coupon codes and then going to our ticketing page.  Also, bring your friends too, so they can be part of our big WordPress family.

Get your Tshirts before 28th Feb 2017

Now hurry up, as we are giving free T-shirt with your ticket and the deadline  for that is 28th Feb 2017. Due to logistical reasons, we won’t be able to provide you T-shirts with your ticket after 28th of Feb as we need to get your size, then get it to print, and this entire procedure takes time. So if you want to flaunt WordCamp Mumbai’s awesome design, then the clock is ticking! So hurry to get your cool T – shirts :). Also, bring your friends too, so they can be part of our big  family and you both can flaunt your style.

*Special groups are those groups which we at WordCamp give our full support as we believe a community is highly inclusive and is built for the people to come together,  to teach,  to learn and to grow. So if you are part of the group which consists of Students, Senior Citizens (>60 yrs old), Women & Third Gender Differently Abled, then avail these discounts created especially for you so you can take advantage of WordCamp and get acquainted with the best in the industry. So come 🙂

Last Call for Volunteers Ends 16th Feb 2017

Call For Volunteer

Want to contribute to WordPress community? Here is your chance to give back to the community by volunteering at WordCamp Mumbai that is happening this 25th and 26th March 2017.

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WCMumbai 2016 Organizers & Volunteers

WordCamp being a volunteer-driven event, it is the volunteers that help in organizing, managing and conducting the event by giving their time, energy, willingness and love for WordPress and its lovely community.

If you share the same love for WordPress and want to give back to the community, here is your golden chance. Apply for being a volunteer at the event. You will get an inside look at how the event is managed, will get to introduce yourself to our amazing organizers.

What role does a volunteer play at WordCamp Mumbai?

  • Help with Pre-WordCamp events. (If you are not available in the pre-organizing part of the event, no worries. You can be a volunteer for the event day as well.)
  • Registration and swag desks.
  • Managing and timing the sessions so that everything starts & finishes on time.
  • Help sponsors set up their tables.
  • Guide speakers to their sessions.
  • Packing the swags that are to be handed to the attendee.
  • Co-ordinate and help the attendees with any queries that they have at the Happiness bar.
  • A lot of other micro tasks.

So don’t wait up. Apply right away.

The entries for volunteers will close on 16th Feb 2015. So apply now and get a chance to give back to the community by giving your precious time in arranging and managing the WordCamp.

Click here to register yourself as a volunteer at WordCamp Mumbai 2017.

 

The WordCamp Mumbai Team

Keep up with #WCMumbai on Twitter @WordCamp Mumbai, Facebook, and Instagram.

Early bird tickets winding up

WordCamp Mumbai Early Bird tickets

Planning on attending the WordCamp Mumbai that is happening on the 25th and 26th March 2017? Purchase your tickets before 14th Feb to get the early bird discount (Round 2) at Rs. 350. Purchasing them after 14th will only cost you Rs. 500. So stop thinking and get on with it. Purchase the tickets already.

Stop Thinking. Just Purchase the tickets. Hurry offer lasts until 14th Feb 2017.

Click here to purchase your tickets.

Early Bird Offer Ends on 14th Feb 2017, Hurry!

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The Clock’s ticking and the early bird offer is ending. Today is a special day, and it’s not because of Valentine’s Day but because we are ending the early bird offer.  14 Feb 2017 is the last day for you to grab the heavy discounted tickets to Mumbai WordCamp 2017.

If you haven’t already availed the discount then do it ASAP! If you are a WordPress enthusiast, don’t lose this opportunity. This is the 5th year WordCamp Mumbai is organising, and it’s going to be bigger, better and more awesome than ever before. We already have filled 300 + registrations and an expert speakers line up will be unveiled shortly! There are lots of things to learn and tons of interesting hacks to share in this year’s Mumbai WordCamp 2017.

So hurry, and bring your friends too where we would love to meet them and exchange ideas!  There is no time to waste. Get those tickets now!

Nagesh will talk about how he built an online community “radio” (and my career in Digital Media)

Announcing Speakers

Introducing our First Speaker for WordCamp Mumbai 2017 – Nagesh Pai.

Nagesh PaiNagesh traces his journey in Digital Media and WordPress which began with his community “Radio” website back in 2007. This multimedia site carried audio and video content related to the culture and works of Gaud Saraswats (GSBs) community to which he belongs.

The project began with zero investment and gave all the lessons in blogging, site analytics, remote team and content management and social media marketing. The success of the website as a community medium was widely covered by mainstream media including DNA, New Indian Express and CNN IBN prime time among the national media, and many more local publications too in about a year of it going live.

The overall experience added weight to Nagesh’s resume and gave good career breaks in digital media. Eventually, WordPress and all the knowledge gained became the basis of his freelance venture after a successful spell of corporate jobs.

By using WordPress.com and WordPress.org , Nagesh believes there are remarkable possibilities for anyone to build his or her own medium, and his career too! All this considering the following facts:

  1. The community radio site began with Zero investment and then grew gradually to a better platform seamlessly when we had a bit of money
  2. The site began with zero knowledge of programming.
  3. The site grew along with the user’s gradual growth in awareness and knowledge of WordPress.org.

Nagesh hopes his story will help users create their own site beginning with the free WordPress.com platform if necessary, and then grow towards a self-hosted WordPress website when they gain enough experience running the site.

Apart from the joy of building their own site, this exercise can help build a self-employed career or a dream job where today digital media skills are in much demand.

About Nagesh Pai

Nagesh Pai currently works as a Happiness Engineer for WordPress.com with Automattic Inc. He joined the company in January 2017.

Prior to that he had his own freelance venture – CoreGray through which he made WordPress based websites for small and non-profits business. Before CoreGray, Nagesh worked with reputed corporates in the area of Digital Media and Marketing with employers including HDFC Bank, SBI Mutual Fund, Mindshare Fulcrum, IDG Media. After a successful 4 year of freelancing, Nagesh decided to go back to the roots by joining Automattic.

You can tweet him @nagpai

Senior Citizens: Grab your Discounts!

Hello WordPress enthusiasts, we have some good news for you to make your WordCamp Mumbai experience sweeter than ever before. We are offering massive discounts on tickets for Special groups*.  Get the coupon code and use it here while buying your tickets

So if you’re a senior citizen, 60 years old or older, then avail your discount by clicking on these special coupon codes. We would like to invite you over so that you can share your experience with us here at WordCamp Mumbai 2017. We want to encourage you to get involved and share your immense knowledge with us to build a memorable experience together.

Get your Tshirts before 28th Feb 2017!

Now hurry up, as we are giving free t-shirt with your ticket and the deadline  for that is 28th Feb 2017. Due to logistical reasons, we won’t be able to provide you T-shirts with your ticket after 28th of Feb 2017 as we need to get your size, and print, and entire procedure takes time. So if you want to flaunt WordCamp Mumbai’s awesome design, then the clock is ticking so hurry to get your cool T – shirts :). Also, bring your friends too, so they can be part of our big  family.

*Special groups are those groups which we at WordCamp give our full support as we believe a community is highly inclusive and is built for the people to come together,  to teach,  to learn and to grow. So if you are part of the group which consists of Students, Senior Citizens (>60 yrs old), Women & Third Gender Differently Abled, then avail these discounts created especially for you so you can take advantage of WordCamp and get acquainted with the best in the industry. So come 🙂

Important note:  To prevent abuse, if you use this coupon, you’ll not be allowed inside the venue without carrying a valid proof of age.

Students: Grab Your Discounts!

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Hello WordPress enthusiasts, we have some good news for you to make your WordCamp Mumbai experience sweeter than ever before. We are offering massive discounts on tickets for Special groups*.  Get the coupon code and use it here while buying your tickets.

So if you’re an undergraduate, avail your discount asap by clicking on these special coupon codes and then going to our ticketing page.  Also, bring your friends too, so they can be part of our big WordPress family.

Get your Tshirts before 28th Feb 2017

Now hurry up, as we are giving free T-shirt with your ticket and the deadline  for that is 28th Feb 2017. Due to logistical reasons, we won’t be able to provide you T-shirts with your ticket after 28th of Feb as we need to get your size, then get it to print, and this entire procedure takes time. So if you want to flaunt WordCamp Mumbai’s awesome design, then the clock is ticking! So hurry to get your cool T – shirts :). Also, bring your friends too, so they can be part of our big  family and you both can flaunt your style.

*Special groups are those groups which we at WordCamp give our full support as we believe a community is highly inclusive and is built for the people to come together,  to teach,  to learn and to grow. So if you are part of the group which consists of Students, Senior Citizens (>60 yrs old), Women & Third Gender Differently Abled, then avail these discounts created especially for you so you can take advantage of WordCamp and get acquainted with the best in the industry. So come 🙂

Important note: Please show your current and valid College ID at the registration desk. To prevent abuse, if you use this coupon, you’ll not be allowed inside the venue without a current & valid ID from your institute.

 

Bluehost is our Global Bronze Sponsors!

Thank you Bluehost for being our bronze sponsor!

Bluehost is powering over 2 million websites worldwide. They provide fast, reliable and CDN enabled WordPress Optimised Hosting for their users. They have hosting plans with Unlimited Disk Space and Unlimited Data Transfer with High Performance Servers. They also have one-click WordPress installer to make WordPress installation easy for their users, so that they can install WordPress easily and run their website in no time.

Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over 2 million WordPress sites worldwide. Their objective is to help customers, whether novice or pro, create a thriving online presence at an affordable price. With a team of in-house tech experts available 24/7, Bluehost dedicates time and resources to providing the best support and services in the industry. Join millions of other site owners and see what Bluehost can do for you and your online presence.

 

The WordCamp Mumbai Team

Keep up with #WCMumbai on Twitter @WordCamp Mumbai, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

Journey across WordCamps

My WordCamp experience in a nutshell

My WordCamp debut happened in the year 2015 in Pune where I helped with a session on Blogger Gym with Ramya aka Idea Smith. Then the next was Mumbai where I was part of Word Lounge, this was also the first time as a speaker. The third was in Nashik 2016 and fourth in Pune 2017. Now WordCamp Mumbai 2017 will be my 5th time, and feeling a bit nostalgic, this is my diary of sorts.

WordCamp Pune 2015

I wanted to talk. As a writer, the best way for people to read my stuff will be for me to go out there. See the best writers have an awesome life. Agatha Christie, Conan Doyal, Wodehouse all had exciting life which translated in their work. Input needs to be amazing to give out an amazing output. So I’m looking for adventure which infuses energy in my brain and I start writing more. Now you may say traveling to Pune is not that big of an adventure right? Well true, but for me, it was, since I always had hesitation on traveling on my own. Why I traveled to Pune for WordCamp? I’m a word nerd and I liked to see how I can evolve taking new challenges. And the experience was so good that it boosted me to try my hand at speaking at;

 WordCamp Mumbai 2016

I like to speak, but I don’t always open up soon. I love to write as well. But seeing that I am approaching writing as work, writing for me is difficult. Which means, I don’t write more poems and stories which I used to do about it. You see I love writing, and how I find hacks to write better which I share here at WordCamps. So talking about writing though I like, I didn’t thought I would be really good at but WordCamp helped me to explore and introspect, and soon I eased up to it, basically our collaboration happened splendidly. I was so nervous in Mumbai, you can check the videos and see for yourself, I’m like I’ll get a cardiac arrest any minute now. But it didn’t happen, thankfully, and everyone was warm and generous :).  It inspired me to  apply again at;

WordCamp Nashik 2016

At that time, I was more focusing on stories, how to write them, shorter and longer ones, so it became natural for me to select a topic on stories which was well received, and the twitter people showered love. The topic was ‘how to use stories for your blog’. It’s special because I also unveiled Stories4Hire, a pet venture I have on stories. I took ma with me too, to tell her, see ma, I’m on stage! It prompted me to apply again and go back to pavilion which is;

WordCamp Pune 2017

As always I met interesting people here, but this time, I had the opportunity to meet and network cool folks since I was there the whole day and wasn’t blocked with other commitments. Started the year with WordCamp. Even got myself videoed by the wonderful Isabel Garcia where we were discussing why women were not many to be seen. We discussed on how there are many women writers, but they are a bit hesitant to speak on stage maybe because they are afraid of making mistakes. I know I was for a long time, and still work in progress like many. The next day the same conversation was captured in her video. Again, look ma I’m famous 🙂

WordCamp Mumbai 2017

Now it’s back to home base in Mumbai, and as I write this, I’ve coordinated with three people on work, cooking food and creating PPT for another project. In short, if anyone of you knows me I’m the epitome of laziness. And getting all this work done partially has been due to WordCamp for letting me meet good people who believe in my skill set. Most writers are folks with issues they would never tell you about. Mine was to become organised and talk better. So I’ve become a little bit more organized since the time I started out, and people from the past are telling me they are proud of me, which seems funny. But, basically I’ve become a little tiny bit more organized which trust me is huge!

 

So I thank those who introduced me to WordCamp and my experience in the 2 years association with them has been nothing but swell 🙂 If you have any experience you would like to share, please do so here!

 

rtCamp is our Gold Sponsor

rtCamp

We are happy to announce that rtCamp is our Gold Sponsor.

Founded in 2009, rtCamp is a WordPress agency that specialises in Enterprise solutions. Their contribution to the WordPress community and focus on quality has earned them the distinction of being the only WordPress.com VIP Partner from Asia.

First WordPress.com VIP partner from Asia

Their open source rtMedia and EasyEngine projects are used by 10,000+ sites.

rtCampers are some of the most motivated, creative and active members of the WordPress community. Think you’ll fit right in? They are always hiring at https://careers.rtcamp.com/

 

If you would like to attend WordCamp Mumbai, and haven’t yet bought a ticket Go ahead and book your ticket(s)  as “Early Bird Part-2” discounted tickets for WordPress Enthusiast  ends  on midnight of 14th Feb.

The WordCamp Mumbai Team
 
Keep up with #WCMumbai on Twitter @WordCamp Mumbai, Facebook, and Instagram.