Sakin Shrestha is the founder of Catch Internet Pvt. Ltd. It is the same company which builds World Class WordPress Sites and Products such as Catch Themes and Devote Press. His involvement with WordPress has grown strong in the last 6 years. When you don’t find him working on WordPress, he will be either blogging, reviewing themes, taking photographs, traveling or playing the Guitar.
Sakin has developed Popular WordPress Themes like Catch Box, Simple Catch and Catch Everest. These themes consistently stayed on the Top 15 Most Popular Themes’ positions in WordPress.org. This year he will be sharing his theme development experiences. The focus of his presentation will be on how to build WordPress Themes that would unfailingly make it to the Top 15 Popular Themes in WordPress.org.
Pankaj 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”.
Saurabh 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!
Santosh 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 Freelancer.com 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.
Utsav 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 http://codepixelz.com 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.
Raushan 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.
Roshan 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.
Mahadev 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.
Jimba 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.
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 whynepal.com