WordCamp Nashik 2016 is Nashik’s first annual WordCamp. WordCamp is an informal, volunteer-organized technology conference that focuses on everything related to WordPress, the free and open source publishing software that powers more than 75 million sites on the web.
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A great way to get involved with WordPress is to attend or volunteer at a WordCamp, which are free or low-cost events that happen all around the world to gather and educate WordPress users, organized by WordPress users.
Recently on October 16th, WordCamp Nashik was held. The team of Pixelmattic attended the event and here are the updates:
Let’s take you through the WordCamp Nashik with a series of tweets!
WordCamp Nashik Started off with a talk by HariShanker on WordPress for startups.
Hari talked about how WordPress has been used to build an early MVP for many companies in the past, including, Groupon.
Followed by ‘Winning with Woocommerce’ by Nirav Mehta
The full presentation from my talk can be found here: bit.ly/wcnashikpos
You can find additional presentations on Positioning and Branding that I’ve created on SlideShare!
The BuzzWord ‘UX’, Why it is so Important? By Jayman Pandya
Lightning Talk by Dinesh Jain on OSCAR: Methodology to Manage WordPress Projects
How to Build Business on WordPress – Panel Discussion:
How to engage your readers by using stories – Fairy Dharawat
Automated Testing in WordPress Eco System, by Anand Thakkar
WordPress APIs: Do More With Less Code by Harshal Limaye
Contributing to WordPress – Panel Discussion
State of WordPress Security: Today and Beyond By Shivam Singh:
Marketing Lessons I Learnt From The WP Community – Saurabh Shukla
Youngest WordPress User:
Organizers of WordCamp Nashik did a great job:
We stayed at Hotel Ibis in Nashik and I highly recommend it. Great value for money.
Our return journey downhill through the beautiful ghat section was a perfect time to chat about what we had learned at the WordCamp and how we could apply it at Pixelmattic.
Here are some insights from the WordCamp Nashik 2016:
- If you run an agency and want to grow, double your prices every year – Amit Kumar Singh from WPoets
- Don’t provide consultation for free. Charge for a block of 25/50/100 hours. The extra hours left at the end of the consultation can be adjusted with the project cost. Deliver a detailed requirements document at the end of the consultation which the client can take and even go to a new vendor.- Rahul Bansal, rtCamp
- If the client can’t provide detailed requirements, charge them for preparing it. Or share a sample reference document that they can use to create their requirements – Rahul Bansal
- When you scale your company, you need to go from a people-oriented structure to a process-oriented system.
- Contribution to WordPress is not charity. It actually helps your personal growth when you get your code reviewed by some of the best developers from around the world. Also if you have an interest in keeping WordPress relevant, you need to contribute.
- Marketing = Conversation + Empathy (Saurabh Shukla)
- If you have products and services business, it can be difficult to focus on a core area. Stick to your core area and don’t get distracted.
- If you want to try different things, executing them serially as opposed doing them in parallel might be beneficial.
Scenic drive back to Nashik involved some teamwork too 🙂
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