Author Archives: Catch Themes

Speaker Highlight: Pankaj Agrawal

Pankaj AgrawalPankaj Agrawal is the founder of Next Software Solutions Pvt Ltd. He has worked on several eLearning platforms and is a significant contributor to the latest eLearning standard called Experience API. GrassBlade xAPI Companion, the brain child of Pankaj, has been a great step towards bringing eLearning content from major authoring tools to WordPress that was never before possible. He believe that LMS technology needs to be significantly simplified and he finds WordPress as a great solution. With an educational background in electronics, he has been a robotics enthusiast and educator before he returned back to Nepal and found love in software.

Pankaj, in his talk, will touch upon the huge potential of the Learning industry, and how every individual and company spends most of their time as well as resources on training. His talk will plant the belief in everyone that with eLearning on the rise, every individual has a potential to tap into this growing market and reap the rewards. He will show you the Why, What and How of “eLearning on WordPress”.

Speaker Highlight: Saurabh Shukla

Saurabh ShuklaSaurabh Shukla is a WordPress developer. He has co-authored 5 open source plugins for WordPress with a combined download count of over 1,60,000. He is one of the creators (and till recently, was the lead developer) of rtMedia, one of the most popular plugins for BuddyPress. He is a FOSS evangelist, choice fanatic and has extra love for WordPress.

Saurabh will be speaking on using WordPress as a distributed Social Network (WordPress as an API).

He’d be exploring the structure of WordPress and how it can be utilised to build a social network where every user has full control on their content and privacy. He’ll discuss ways of implementing such a system with examples. In doing so, he hopes that a lot of concepts about WordPress will become clearer and that some of his listeners will actually take up building such a solution with an open source license!

Speaker Highlight: Santosh Raut

santosh-rautSantosh Raut is Managing Director of Ocean Web Technology where he has been developing and servicing various WordPress, Joomla and SEO projects. He has provided freelance technical support for Catalyst House as WordPress Developer for 3 years. He is also Working for Visual Reflection GmbH as a lead Joomla Developer. He has worked as freelancer in Odesk and for over 3 years.

His talk on WordCamp this year will be 14 Steps to Optimize WordPress for Google. He will guide you how to optimize your WordPress site for Search Engines, i.e Google, Bing, Yahoo. What will help your site to be visible in google and improve your page rank, as well as the alexa rank.

Speaker Highlight: Utsav Singh Rathour

utsavUtsav Singh Rathour is a WordPress enthusiast and a developer by passion. He bumped over WordPress some 5 years ago but let it go back then. Until he fell for it again 4 years back and since then the love has only grown. Working as senior PHP developer, he works on WordPress whenever free and keeps himself updated. He is the CEO of Code Pixelz Media and blogs at his site for which he tweets as @codepixelzmedia while his personal twit address is @rathour

His talk on WordCamp this year will focus on child theme and will explain why it is important and how to create a child theme. A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of the parent theme. A child theme is the best and easiest way to modify an existing theme, whether you want to make a few tiny changes or extensive changes. This session is a most for all WordPress developers and users who wants to tweak WordPress themes.

Speaker Highlight: Raushan Jaiswal

raushan-jaiswalRaushan Jaiswal is the Co-founder of Codewing Solutions, a digital agency which works in WordPress platform. At Codewing Solutions, Raushan manages WordPress projects and ensures standard of websites powered by WordPress. He has been using WordPress from last 2 years and is great fan of WordPress’s simplicity! Raushan calls himself a WordPress enthusiasts. He is a passionate salsa dancer and public speaker.

He will be talking about starting business with WordPress and lowering the initial cost. In addition, he will talk about common essential plugins that should be installed in most of the websites. Moreover, how WordPress can be helpful for IT companies.

Speaker Highlight: Roshan Bhattarai

image-roshan-1Roshan Bhattarai has previously worked in various IT companies in Nepal and India as a Software Engineer and Technical Lead. Currently, he co-owns and is working as a CTO at Proshore. He co-authored the book PHP Ajax Cookbook from Packt Publishing. Sometime, he writes about web development stuffs on his blog as well.

Roshan will be talking about what are the problem with search of WordPress in fetching the relevancy of data and How it can be improved using Sphinx Search Engine.

Speaker Highlight: Mahadev Subedi

mahadevMahadev Subedi is an independent Security Researcher. He has been acknowledged by Google, Facebook, Mozilla, Paypal, Nokia, 37signals, GetPocket, Sproutsocial, Yahoo, Opera, Adobe, Zendesk, Kaneva, Swipely and so on for reporting several flaws in their web application and api.

Mahadev is our Security Expert and will be talking about WordPress Security & Defense Mechanism. Are you are facing hacks in your WordPress sites, then you should not miss this talk. He will share number of attacks widely used by hackers to break WordPress security, with exploits and also will guide you to protect your site from hackers.

You are Invited to WordCamp Nepal 2013!

The 2013 WordCamp is almost here! We invite all WordPress lovers this 26 October to be a part of this amazing WordPress event. Through WordCamp Nepal, we are looking to pool together our WordPress community. We shall focus on local developers/designers/bloggers while they share their experiences and knowledge straight from their WordPress bubble! Also, we shall have some guest speakers from around the world do the same.

The big idea is to collectively share the WordPress enthusiasm locally and then further use it, for the benefit of the global WordPress community.

You can find below, our session plan for the event!

Individual Sessions

  1. How To Become A WordPress Theme Developer – By Philip A Moore
  2. The Future of Web Design Experience – By Chandra Maharzan
  3. How To Get Your Theme On Top 15 Popular Themes at – By Sakin Shrestha
  4. WordPress as a Blogging Platform – By Ujwal Thapa
  5. eLearning on WordPress – By Pankaj Agrawal
  6. WordPress as a Distributed Social Network (WordPress as an API) – By Saurabh Shukla
  7. Parallax Web Design – By Jimba Tamang
  8. Working with Child Themes – By Utsav Singh Rathour
  9. WordPress Security – By Mahadev Subedi
  10. SEO for WordPress – By Santosh Raut
  11. Starting Business with WordPress – By Raushan Jaiswal
  12. Searching Big WordPress Data – By Roshan Bhattarai

Panel Discussion

  1. WordPress Theme Development
  2. Payment Gateway & Business

Speaker Highlight: Jimba Tamang

jimbaJimba is a freelancer, a front-end web developer. Most of his waking hours are spend obsessing over innovations in IT world. Unlike people of his age, he is dedicated, focused, time oriented and a perfectionist. He loves to challenge himself. Within 8 years of his professional life, he has worked in various IT companies as a senior developer.

He has been using wordpress as a primary CMS for the last 4 years and has built 100+ custom wordpress sites/themes. Jimba is the conceptual developer of free wordpress theme “Sampression Lite“. He is an enthusiastic traveller and a music lover.

His talk this year on WordCamp will eye on the Parallax web design, what it really is, where it is heading and how to achieve this functionality in your next project.

Speaker Highlight: Ujwal Thapa

UJWAL200X200 Ujwal (pronounced – “ooze-wol”) is a Nepali coffee farmer, activist, and an IT entrepreneur living in Nepal. He build leaders and entrepreneurs. He also provokes Nepalis to change themselves first to change Nepal. He is actively helping build “विवेकशील नेपाली” a rising political, entrepreneurial and social force which will create a peaceful, prosperous Nepal.

Have you ever wanted to maintain a professional blog for your company or as an editor or a writer? Then you shouldn’t miss this talk where the focus is on how to run and maintain a self hosted WordPress blog effectively. Ujwal will share his 7 years experience building