WordCamp Mumbai was organized by my fellow WP community members, Alexander Gounder, Saurabh Shukla, Aditya Kane and their team. A big thanks and kudos to them for all their efforts and hard work! It was a complete fun being a part of WordCamp Mumbai 2014.
First day’s sessions included understanding GPL by Karthik Magapu which was really helpful for a lot of attendees and it was completely fun filled talk.
The day started with Ramya’s session introduced us to the digital age and how blogging has evolved in last few years. She is a long time WP user, probably since the time it came into existence and has been a digital marketing expert for over 20 years now. That’s quite a lot to count!
Suarabh Shukla started the event in a really nice and light manner. No formal talks and complete fun! He kept adding his punches during all the talks and made the event fun!
Jatin talked about basics of Github and how WP developers can use it for code organization.
Prasath talked about building plugin, he gave an overview of plugin development, a plugin’s directory structure and answered a lot of questions!
The most innovative and intriguing session of the day was about “EasyEngine” by Rahul Bansal. He talked about how EasyEngine can help users and developers in setting up WP websites on Nginx servers. And the roadmap for this tool looks promising and ambitious! I am sure they will nail it and if they receive support from WP community, there’s a long way to go.
The ended up for everyone at WordCamp but it was party time for WordCampers!
The second day kicked off with my session on WordPress troubleshooting. I was glad to hear a lot of questions from everyone. As usual the second day witnessed nice commentary from Saurabh!
And by the time, I reached back to my seat someone was already pissed off for the reason that I called a lot of themes found on ThemeForest as “bad”. Then we continued to have the discussion, but was never able to meet in-person to talk about WordPress philosophy and the purpose of WordPress themes. I have this bad habit of preaching WP philosophy and I consider any theme that comes with things like built-in sliders or custom post types or short codes as bad.
After that, Amit shared insights on how WP can be used as a prototyping tool, he shared a list of useful plugins that can be used to rapidly build a prototype for simple to complex projects.
Then we had sessions by Bigul, Yavisht and Siddharth which I missed to attend.
Last session by Annkur (aka PriceBaba) was about SEO and the most entertaining session of WordCamp.
It was a great experience, complete fun meeting new people, making friends, getting into discussions and debates. And above all, I enjoyed Mumbaikar Vada Paav! It makes me really happy to be a part of WordCamps – for I not only get to learn about new things, meet new people. But, at every WordCamp I meet my good friends. It would be impossible to meet them otherwise. But, WordCamps help us meet and have fun!
As our great philosopher guy, the organizer of WordCamp Baroda – Rahul Banker says:
— Rahul Banker (@bankerrahul) March 16, 2014