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WordCamp 2013 — Thank you all!

Overall, it was mix of awesome sponsors, dynamic personalities, talented developers, enthusiastic WordPressers and vibrant energy on this WordCamp! We really had amazing pool of Speakers who shared really fantastic stuff. There was one hot topic where discussions were held on one of the most sought subject – How to bring your $$$ to Nepal. It was one packed room and people who have been working on outsourcing business for long shared their experiences and what new platforms are being developed upon. Please do write in the comments of how you experienced and benefitted from this WordCamp.

Moreover, the best part of all the WordCamps is to get to know fellow WordPressers and network with professionals and learn a lot. I met many of the WordCampers and I could see the energy and inspiration that brought to them by this WordCamp. I really hope that events like this will keep pushing everyone further and deliver their best. Afterall, development of each one of us will lead to a development of our overall community, recognized by the world and at one point, we are the ones to define and shape the whole IT Industry. Next year, we will have more stories to tell!

Lastly, we would like to thank all of you who came to this WordCamp. Without you, there is no community!

We are very grateful to all of our Sponsors who helped make this event a very affordable one and a grand success!! We would like to sincerely thank our Platinum Sponsor, Web Experts Nepal.

We would also like to thank our Gold Sponsors, Grassblade and Last Door Solutions.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors, Jasper IT, Catch Themes and Nhuja Concepts.

Many Many thanks to our sponsors from WordCamp Central, Bluehost as WordCamp Champion Sponsor and Code Poet as WordCamp Accomplice Sponsor!

We cannot thank enough our Media Sponsor, Annapurna Post who helped us cover WordCamp Nepal 2013 in detail and our Internet Sponsor, Vianet Communications for providing free WiFi for the day!

We would also like to thank all our Bronze Sponsors, suBi (Subigya Shakya),, G16 Media and Theme Horse Team.

And most importantly, thank you to all the supporters, volunteers and organizers who have been spending a LOT of their time getting things ready for WordCamp as well as helping bring together the whole community since past 2 and half years and growing every day. The contribution you have made is priceless and as a result WordPress Nepal has been protruded as the best and the strongest IT communities in Nepal and we sure are going to boom this industry. Thank you Biruwa Ventures, a place for startups to grow, for continuously supporting our WordPress Meetups and Thank you IT-S, Nepal group for continuously helping spread WordPress and organize/manage this WordCamp.

Here are the few sneaks from the event in case you missed it! 🙂 Photos by Sanam Maharjan.

Are you ALL ready ?!

Just a day left for our second WordCamp. Are you all excited? We definitely are. We have some awesome sessions for the event tomorrow.

Philip Arthur Moore, Premium Theme Team Lead at Automattic, is here and he will be speaking on how to become a better WordPress Theme Developer. If you are a beginner or even selling Premium themes, it doesn’t hurt to attend this session. I guarantee that you can only become better at it and you will also know how they code at Automattic!

We also have the “Most Wanted” Q&A session for all the aspiring outsourcers! In every meetups we have had in the past, we have had questions about how to bring the money you earned to Nepal. We have Bal K Joshi, a remittance industry expert and co-founder of, who is beta testing a new Payment Gateway called Machnet, Pravash Karki, who is running multiple business houses including an outsourcing company called Last Door Solutions and a professional freelancer, Mohammad Tajim who have been freelancing for a long time. All these professionals will be sharing what platforms are available and what have worked for them.

We also have very attractive sessions for all the niche. Saurabh Shukla is coming all the way from India to share how you can use WordPress as an API. If you are into more hardcore stuff, this is not to be missed. Similarly, we have Pankaj Agrawal, founder to Next Software Solutions, Nepalgunj, who will be talking about how WordPress can be used for eLearning.

For Bloggers, Ujwal Thapa will share his experience on how you can set it up and how you can use social media to publicize your blog. Santosh Raut explains how you can use SEO tools to get better ranking at search engines and for all kinds of websites Roshan Bhattarai explains how you can add a better search for WordPress using Sphinx.

And last but not the least, if you are worried about being hacked or have been hacked several times, you should not miss the session by Mahadev Subedi. He is a security expert and has found a lot of security flaws and won awards for his findings from Facebook, Mozilla, Google, PayPal, Yahoo and many more companies. If you want to discuss more, you can simply find this guy and talk during break or lunch time.

So, to conclude, we are going to have a blast this year! Remember all the speakers are one of the best in their respective fields and there might not have been any session like this where the best meet and share their experiences!!

For those who are not familiar with the event location, please come to Patan Dhoka in Patan (Lalitpur). You can take the local bus if there is one or can take a taxi to Patan Dhoka. You can look for Dhokaima Cafe or Yalamaya Kendra after reaching there. We will also hang a WordCamp Nepal flex so you know where to come. For more clarity, please find it in this map.

If you have any questions or confusions, please feel free to call our co-organizers Ghanshyam Khanal (9849141057) and Suvash Khadka (9841797599) and they will help you will the map.


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