Check out the schedule for this weekend!

After a lot of deliberations at our last WordPress Mumbai meetup we’re happy to say we have a schedule that we can proudly publish. Yay!.

 

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Here’s the schedule again with some more detail
Day 1 – https://2016.mumbai.wordcamp.org/schedule/#day1
Day 2 – https://2016.mumbai.wordcamp.org/schedule/#day2

 

Darshan will show you the magic behind permalinks

darshan sawardekarURLs are the means we use to view and share content in WordPress. In this talk Darshan will talk about the URL architecture of WordPress. He’ll review the various permalink tags provided by WordPress and how to choose which ones to use. Finally we’ll look at different approaches to further customize these URLs to best match our content.

Darshan Sawardekar (@_dsawardekar) is a full stack software engineer with a keen interest in Test Driven Development. A relative newcomer to WordPress having only started out a few years ago with the 3.1 release he particularly enjoys working with the Plugin architecture of WordPress.

He is currently a Lead Web Engineer at 10up where he works on some amazing projects and helps scale very High Traffic WordPress installations.

Darshan is also an avid Vim user and plugin Developer. He built the WordPress.vim plugin which brings advanced IDE functionality like Auto-Completion, Syntax Highlighting, WP CLI integration to Vim.

Why you should attend WordCamp Mumbai 2016

WordCamp Mumbai is great way to meet other local talent from in and around Mumbai, share your experiences and knowledge and most importantly it’s about bringing people with a common interest together. It’s one of the only conferences in the world where you’ll meet both hobbyists and professionals.

We understand that WordPress means different things for different people and this is your chance to learn a little bit about those other things. WordPress means the business of theme or plugin or website building for some. Some use it to create, share and promote to the world. While for others it’s a tool to build and foster a community. WordPress means code to some while it means moving away from coding to others. We’ve got all of you sorted while being a fun and casual learning experience.

In the end it is also about the people. I’ve personally made a ton of friends who’ve helped me in my personal and professional life. You’ll get to meet people from all walks of life, from different parts of India and from different parts of the world.

We know that you have a passion for WordPress – and we want to invite you to come share that with us. Book your tickets right now.

If you are registered already  – thanks for being awesome – and make sure you’re registered for updates to this site using the form in the sidebar.

Vijay Nallawala is the speaker who will teach you to create awareness for a cause

vijay-nallawalaVijay has built a bustling online community for the bipolar disorder afflicted in India. He’s (literally) written a book on his experiences on how he managed to break the stranglehold of stigma & isolation associated with bipolar disorder. This community has also led to him writing a fortnightly column on Mental Health on DNA Online.

In WordCamp Mumbai Vijay will talk about WordPress for Social Cause and his work on how he has guided people to medical professionals or has motivated them and made them believe in themselves and their ability to deal with the dreaded condition.

Vijay Nallawala (@VijayNallawala) is a digital storyteller who helps people build their personal brands. He’s also the author of ‘A Bipolar’s Journey ~ From Torment to Fulfillment”, Speaker and a Mental Wellness Facilitator.

 

Naoko Takano will tell us how WordPress became successful in Japan despite language barriers

According to W3Techs research, WordPress is the most popular CMS among the Japanese with a 78% market share.

Naoko’s talk will show you important key factors that made this happen. You will not only learn how to flourish your local WordPress community, but also get inspired to spread the word for your own product or service that you love.

A Globalizer at Automattic Naoko Takano is a part of Team Global, which facilitates internationalization and localization of WordPress.com and other products.

She has been involved in the Japanese WordPress community since 2003,
contributing in the areas of translation, documentation, community including  meetup and WordCamp organization.

You can follow her on Twitter @naokomc

Call for Sponsors

WordCamp Mumbai 2016 will have two full days of speakers sessions and discussions on 12th and 13th March 2016. The venue, Manik Sabhagriha Auditorium has seating capacity of 800, of which 550 are stall seats and 250 balcony; we are aiming at filling up the entire stall space i.e. about 550 participants.

Participants will include WordPress enthusiasts, Developers, Web Designers, bloggers and open source software supporters.

This is a great opportunity to support the WordPress community here in Mumbai. Sponsors enable us to have such a large venue, better facilities and most importantly create a great platform for educating ourselves on WordPress.

We have four different types of sponsorship slots. They are Gold, Silver, Bronze and Friends.

Gold Sponsorship: Rs. 75,000/- (USD 1200) + Service Tax*

  • Acknowledgement and thanks in opening and closing remarks of the event.
  • Dedicated blog post thanking each of our Gold Sponsor.
  • Logo & company details on the WordCamp Website
  • Large Desk at Networking Area.
  • 2 Standees at Venue entry / main lobby space. 3ft by 6ft (Roll-up Vinyl Standee)
  • Social Media Mentions: Multiple Mentions before, after and during event. Sponsor logo on Cover image
  • Multiple Announcements during the event
  • Logo on Sponsor Standee (Most prominent placement)
  • Allowed to have flyers or Give away in Attendee Kit
  • Five entry passes to attend WordCamp Mumbai

Silver Sponsorship: Rs. 50,000/- (USD 800) + Service Tax*

  • Acknowledgement and thanks in opening and closing remarks of the event.
  • Dedicated blog post thanking each of our Silver Sponsors.
  • Logo & company details on the WordCamp Website
  • Single Desk at Networking Area
  • 1 Standee at Venue entry / main lobby space. 3ft by 6ft (Roll-up Vinyl Standee)
  • Social Media Mentions: Multiple Mentions before, after and during event
  • Mention in Pre-Break Announcements
  • Logo on Sponsor Standee (Second Most Prominent Placement)
  • Allowed to have flyers or Give away in Attendee Kit
  • Three entry passes to attend WordCamp Mumbai

Bronze Sponsorship: Rs. 25,000/- (USD 400)

  • Acknowledgement and thanks in opening and closing remarks of the event.
  • Dedicated blog post thanking each of our Bronze Sponsors.
  • Logo & company details on the WordCamp Website
  • Social Media Mentions: Before & During Event
  • Mention in Pre-Lunch Break Announcements
  • Logo on the common Sponsor Standee
  • Allowed to have flyers or Give away in Attendee Kit
  • Two entry passes to attend WordCamp Mumbai

Friends: Rs. 10,000/- (USD 160)

  • Acknowledgement and thanks in opening and closing remarks of the event.
  • Mention on Twitter and Facebook about your sponsorship.
  • Mention on the WordCamp Website
  • One entry pass to attend WordCamp Mumbai.

* Service Tax will be 14.5%

Along with these sponsorship slots, we are also open to “In-Kind Sponsorships” if someone wants to provide everyone attending with T-shirts, pens, notepads or as long as they are fair to every attendee. Sponsors can also make payments directly to vendors / or take up sponsoring a particular aspect of the event for e.g. Food Catering, WiFi, Video Recording and so on.

We will not be running any give away contests or lucky draws for our sponsors at the event. This may be obvious, but still worth mentioning that all Sponsors, if distributing WordPress-derivative work (Themes, Plugins or WP Distros) they should be under 100% GPL or compatible license like in WordPress.org.

If you are looking to sponsor, do fill in the form below and get in touch with us. We will close the “call for sponsors” once we reach our fundraising goal.

Call for sponsors is now closed