WordCamps are important, and there is no doubt about it. From picking up skills to picking up job, for anyone in the WordPress community, this is an opportunity to meet people that will truly help your professional self flourish. In the past, we have even been sponsors for several of them, including at Mumbai, Belgrade, Pune, Nashik, Udaipur and Kochi. Vishal has been a speaker and panelist at Mumbai and Nashik.
So this time, we thought we would write about the upcoming WordCamps in and around the country, and give you enough time to plan for them.
1. WordCamp Pune
The first WordCamp of the year is going to be held as early as February 16, 2019 at the CV Raman Auditorium in Pune at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER). Sponsor packages start from Rs 5,000 to and go up to Rs 1,00,000 and the calls are still on for the same.
Keep an eye on their schedule here.
2. WordCamp Jakarta
Jakarta, Indonesia too will be hosting a WordCamp at the same time, on February 16, 2019. While specific sessions have not been released, it promises workshops for SEO, Google Analytics and Search Console, Contributie to WordPress core, Themes development, Plugin Development, Auditing and performance optimization using modern web API, WordPress translation, Gutenberg tutorial and Setting up eCommerce with WooCommerce. Visit their website for more details.
3. WordCamp Bangkok
It seems the valentine weekend is very popular with us nerds! February 16-17, 2019 will also see WordCamp Bangkok being organized at Siam University. The two-day conference is calling out for both sponsors, speakers and volunteers. Visit their website for further details.
4. WordCamp Kolkata
The City of Joy will host a WordCamp on 3rd March 2019 at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, with the Howrah Bridge that will dominate the theme. This one is special as it is the first WordCamp of Eastern India and as such, representative of the ever-growing reach of the community.
For schedule updates, visit this page.
5. WordCamp Kathmandu
Nepal will host one in mid-March, on 16-17. Currently, the call for speakers and sponsors is open, with sponsorship options available from Rs 15,000 – 1,00,000. Early Bird Tickets cost Rs 1500 and around a 100 are available under it. You can get more details and buy the tickets here.
6. WordCamp Europe & US
Yes, these aren’t in India, but are the largest WordCamps so you should plan for them. In Europe, it will take place in Berlin from June 20-22, 2019 and in the US, in St Louis from November 1-3, 2019. Club it with an upcoming vacation of either continent or get your company to send you! Either way, find a way to be there. Think of it as the Tomorrowland of WordCamps! Have we convinced you yet?
Besides these, plans are at the initial stage for WordCamps in Nashik, Mumbai, Bhopal and Singapore. We will keep you posted as and when this happens.