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Official schedule for WordCamp Nashik 2016

WordCamp Nashik 2016 Schedule

Official Schedule for WordCamp Nashik 2016, Sunday, October 16, 2016

Regular Talk Regular sessions: 20 mins + 10 mins Q & A.
Lightening Talk Lightening Talk: 15 mins – Q & A will happen at Happiness Bar after the Session.
Panel Discussion Panel Discussion: 50 mins.


Nashik Engineering Cluster (NEC) – Akash Auditorium
Time Main Event
8:00 am – 9:30 am Registration Tea/Coffee & Morning Snacks
9:30 am – 9:55 am Opening Remarks
10:00 am – 10:30 am WordPress For StartupsHari Shanker R Regular Talk
10:35 am – 11:05 am Winning with WooCommerceNirav Mehta Regular Talk
11:05 am – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 11:30 am Positioning your product/brand or businessSandeep Kelvadi Lightening Talk
11:35 am – 11:50 am The BuzzWord ‘UX’, Why it is so Important?Jayman Pandya Lightening Talk
11:55 am – 12:10 pm OSCAR: Methadology to manage WordPress ProjectsDinesh Jain Lightening Talk
12:15 pm – 1:05 pm How to build a Business on WordPressPanel Discussion Panel Discussion
1:05 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch – Food Court
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm How to engage your readers by using storiesFairy Dharawat Lightening Talk
2:20 pm – 2:35 pm Automated Testing in WordPress Eco SystemAnand Thakkar Lightening Talk
2:40 pm – 3:10 pm WordPress APIs: Do more with less codeHarshal Limaye Regular Talk
3:15 pm – 4:05 pm Contribution to WordPressPanel Discussion Panel Discussion
4:05 pm – 4:30 pm Tea/Coffee Break
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm State of WordPress Security: Today and beyondShivam Singh Regular Talk
5:05 pm – 5:35 pm Marketing Lessons I learnt from the WP communitySaurabh Shukla Regular Talk
5:40 pm – 6:00 pm End Credits and Goodbyes
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Networking – Hallway (Multipurpose Hall)

One more Panel discussion on running a business on WordPress

How to build a business on WordPress

As you progress in your professional life as a WordPress user, you’ve probably considered starting your own business on WordPress. Maybe you’ve had a few paid freelance jobs. Or perhaps you’ve been refining your skills in your free time. However you arrived at this point, the logical next step is to start your own Business.

But that next step is a big one. Being a great developer doesn’t necessarily mean you’re great at sales, marketing, management, or accounting. If you’re willing to develop some new skillsets, though, you can drastically increase your potential for success.

Panelist in this discussion, will share their thoughts about the things to consider as you go from being in business to being a business, and how one can successfully run his business on WordPress.

Saurabh Shukla will moderate this Panel discussion, and CEO/Co-founder of Agencies running their Business on WordPress like Sanjeev Mishra, Rahul Bansal, Amit Singh, Deepak Kori, and Vishal Kothari will take part in the Panel discussion as a Panelist!

Panel Discussion on How you can contribute to WordPress?

Contribution to WordPress

If you’re a WordPress user, you may be aware of the “Five for the future” concept, in which WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg has suggested that companies wanting to give something back to WordPress should dedicate 5% of their resources to contributing in some way.

Contributing to WordPress doesn’t mean you have to speak PHP. While helping the WordPress community appears skewed towards those with programming know-how, there are many other valuable ways you can make your mark.

In this Panel Discussion our Panelist along with the Moderator will help you look at why it’s a good idea to contribute to WordPress and examine some of the ways in which you can make your contribution.

Alexander Gounder will moderate this Panel discussion, and Experts from WordPress Eco-system like Aditya Kane, Swapnil Patil, Vachan Kudmule, Bigul Malayi, and Ankit Gupta will take part in the Panel discussion as a Panelist!

Exclusive Offer for WordCamp Nashik Attendees on Hotels

WordCamp Nashik team managed to get a special and exclusive offer from one of the luxurious hotel in Nashik named Meuse Jupiter Business and Luxury Hotel which is a 4-star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ hotel and is very near to the venue.

In an attempt to provide our attendees a good experience at reasonable price, our team bargained the price to Rs. 2,000/- per night, all inclusive for an Executive Room. Both single or double occupancy options are available. It means, if you stay with your friend and share a room, you can get the room at Rs. 1,000/- per person. Or you can choose to stay single and reserve your room at Rs. 2,000/- only, all inclusive.

Please find the details related to reservation and location of the hotel on our dedicated page of Hotels in Nashik. We have also listed other hotels near the venue and mentioned the room prices and ratings too.

For transportation from and to the venue, online taxi booking services like Ola and Uber are available in Nashik.

Winning With WooCommerce by Nirav Mehta

Nirav Mehta

Nirav is called the entrepreneur geek. One who likes technology as much as businesses.

He’s built a rather eventful track record over the last 17 years. To summarize: he started at the age of 13, launched India’s first electronic magazine, a thriving web agency that went down in 2009, was asked to exit the company, made a heroic return and recovery, then a string of seven businesses, doing multiple product businesses in parallel, authored two – actually three – books, spoke at various events and conferences, contributed to open source and community, wrote some fancy code and got gray hair at early age.

He is a “parallel entrepreneur” leading multiple technology businesses and adventures. You can learn more about his WordPress solutions from: StorApps, Icegram and WPMeta

But hey, numbers and all the claim-to-fame apart, what’s most important about him is that he loves to contribute. He is easily approachable and has a lot of experience. So if you have any questions about WordPress, WooCommerce; starting up, running or scaling a tech business, he’d love to help!

Insights on Nirav’s talk: “Winning With WooCommerce”

WooCommerce has become the most popular e-commerce platform in a quick five years. But can it solve your business needs? If you are already running WooCommerce, how can you amplify your results?

If you are new to WooCommerce, this fast paced session will get you up to speed with the basics. Then you will discover neat techniques to grow your sales, increase customer engagement, effectively managing day to day tasks and make your dreams come true!

Whether you are evaluating WooCommerce or already using it, this information rich talk will fill your mind with new ideas that you’d want to go out and implement right away! It’s based on extensive experience so you will get no-fluff practical solutions.

You will also get ample opportunity to ask your questions – until the organizers go wild. And after that, we can always go off stage, outside the hall and answer your remaining questions.

Because it’s all about winning with WooCommerce!

Come prepared!

Start with following him on Twitter @niravmehta!

State of WordPress Security: Today and beyond by Shivam Singh

Shivam Singh

Shivam is a Senior Software Engineer with BlogVault. He spends most of his time glued to a computer writing codes directly/indirectly related to WordPress.

He has been using WordPress for 7 years now, and has authored popular plugins and a private theme. One of the core organizers of Bengaluru WordPress Community, he adores the idea of a strong community and never misses an opportunity to contribute. His contributions include – writing for the WordPress Handbook, blogging his experiences, and contributing questions/answers on StackOverflow. Helping people at Happiness Bars is his favourite WordCamp thing.

At BlogVault he has had the opportunity to lead a number of development projects which have further helped shape his understanding of WordPress. Inspired by the ‘State of the Word 2015’, he spent the better part for his last year learning and creating web applications on ReactJS.

When not online, Shivam may be found riding his bike, hiking and photographing a new trail or sleeping.

Insights on Shivam’s talk: “State of WordPress Security: Today and beyond”

WordPress is huge. One of the greatest things about WordPress is that it’s open source; which also means that it is really well understood. WordPress powers more than 25% of the web and it’s steadily moving towards the 30% mark. Thousands of third-party plugins and themes are available. All these points that make WordPress great, also make WordPress extremely vulnerable to hacking. Also, the scale and complexity of WordPress provides for a large attack surface.

The WordPress team is invested in maintaining the integrity of the application, and all core related security issues are quickly addressed. However the same cannot be said for thousands of plugins/themes out there which makes WordPress vulnerable.

Being in the backup business, Shivam and his team have spent a lot of time helping customers restore and clean their hacked sites. All this experience and learning was later translated into code that empowers their new product.

Shivam will be sharing some important takeaways from this experience in his talk.

  • Why will anyone hack you?
  • What are the common hacks?
  • How to prevent one’s sites against them?
  • Analyzing security related data collected from over 100K WordPress sites.

The talk will discuss what these data mean to the WordPress ecosystem in current times and what can it lead to in the future.

Purchase WordCamp Nashik 2016 Tickets Offline

WordCamp Nashik 2016 tickets are already live and we have received great response from the community. One can purchase the tickets using Debit or Credit card on our website and reserve a seat for the day of the event i.e. 16’th October 2016. Apart from the online ticket booking system, we are introducing offline ticket purchase option too to make the event available to those who don’t have Credit or Debit cards or feel little uncomfortable with online purchases.

Ticket Sale Points in Nashik

Here are few locations in Nashik city from where you can purchase the ticket physically by paying the ticket amount i.e. Rs. 300/-

  • Dairy Don, Shop No 5, Padma Sankul,
    Wadala Pathardi Road, Indiranagar
    Nashik. Contact Person (Harshad Mane) – 9850894525
  • WebFanzine Media, 304, Shreeji Paradise
    Kalpataru Nagar, Ashoka Marg
    Nashik – 11. Contact Person (Sanjeev Mishra) – 9730016268
  • MilesWeb Internet Services Pvt. Ltd.
    2, Sumant, Near Cricket Ground
    Mahatma Nagar, Nashik – 7. Contact Person (Chinmay Dingore) – 9860531230
  • SARPS Technologies.
    4th Floor, Avdhoot Adhar Complex
    Opposite Vihar Hotel, Old Gangapur Naka, Nashik – 5. Contact Person (Ashish Kale) – 9028572413

Map View to Locate the Offline Ticket Sale Points for #WCNashik

Please note that while purchasing the ticket offline, you should provide following information to the contact person.

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Contact Number

Once purchased, you will receive the ticket and other information on your email ID and a notification via SMS within 24 hours.

Kindly note that you need to bring either a printed copy of the  ticket or show us the soft copy in your phone at the time of event registration on 16’th Oct. As we have limited tickets for offline purchase, please visit the mentioned locations as soon as possible and reserve your seat before it gets sold out.

Looking forward to meet you all on 16’th October 2016.

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