WordCamp Kathmandu 2018 is finally here.

A long-awaited WordCamp Kathmandu 2018 is right around the corner. The date is set for 17th-18th March, Karki Banquet, Kathmandu. WordCamp Kathmandu 2018 is the big day for all WordPress enthusiasts around the country. The organizers of WordCamp Kathmandu 2018 are expecting 300+ attendees. In addition to that, the main motive of WordCamp Kathmandu 2018, is to bring WordPress enthusiasts under one roof. This is the great opportunity for all participants to gain and share ideas and knowledge. Similarly, there are altogether 16 speakers who are talking about various topics related to their field.

Another big thing, that is happening for the first time in WordCamp Kathmandu 2018 is Contributor Day, which will be happening on 18th March. There will be different teams that will work on different aspects through which they will look to give back to the community. It is an awesome way to give back to the community that you love. There will be a total of 5 teams that you can contribute to. Here’s a list of who all will be taking the lead for each team.

Apart from that, there will be different sessions on the first day, like every year. Below is the list of topics and what you can expect from them.

List of Speakers and their Topics for WordCamp Kathmandu 2018

  1. Samia Rai and Maneela KC
    Vlogging- An Innovative Addition To WordPress Blogging Landscape
    This will cover the basics of Vlogging and the list of software and equipment required for it. Steps to follow while vlogging.
  2. Chitra Raj Bhandari
    Topic: Semantic SEO: Optimizing Web for Crawlers that Understand
    Mainly focusing making the site and its content ‘understandable’ to search engine crawlers.
  3. Shishta Pradhan
    Topic: Scope for Front End Developers in WordPress
    She will be talking about what Frontend development is and how it fits into the WordPress eco-system.
  4. Bishal Mishra
    Topic: What makes design – design?
    What Design really is and how everything we see/use is designed to serve a purpose and how we can implement it.
  5. Mike Stott
    From Side Project to Successful Product
    Getting Started with your Side Project, Growing your team and tracking metrics and being successful in that.
  6. Emanuel Blagonic
    Topic: P.S. I Love You – A Story About Web Accessibility
    How people with disabilities use the web and how we can create better user experiences for everyone.
  7. Tikaram Bhandari
    Topic: Building Secure WordPress Themes and Plugins
    Common mistakes and most common attacks on WordPress Sites, Prevention, and mistakes to avoid.
  8. Chandan Goopta
    High traffic WordPress Sites Speed and Performance Hacks
    How to set-up a WordPress Site which has very high traffic (Millions of visits), tips and tricks on using and setting up various WP plugins.
  9. Sakar Upadhyaya Khatiwada
    Soft skill toppings for spicing up your WordPress professionalism
    Some soft skills which will be required to add up to your hard skills for being more professional in your career.
  10. Biplab Subedi
    Topic: Add magic to your workplace
    Powerful tips for a better working environment inside an IT company.
  11. Dat Hoang
    Topic: WordPress Multilingual: Benefits and Considerations
    Possibility to have a multilingual WordPress site, why it is a worthy investment and more.
  12. M Asif Rahman
    Topic: WordPress Multilingual: Benefits and Considerations
    How the market could shift in Developer & designer’s favor, how there is even more opportunity, owns experience and so on
  13. Hajime Ogushi
    Topic: How did the WordPress community grow in Japan?
    80% of CMS powered websites in Japan run on WordPress. Why have so many people used WordPress in Japan? How did the community grow from there to the present?
  14. Sujal Karki
    Topic: My Journey in WordPress
    How technical/non-technical people can build their career in IT related field.
  15. Pratima Sharma
    Topic: You should blog (Even if you’re killing it on Instagram and Snapchat)
    Discover a handful of reasons why you should still blog even if you’re killing it on much newer, hipper social media platforms.

So, these are the gist of speaker’s topics of discussion. If you want to know the full description of their topics then go through the WordCamp Kathmandu 2018 official website.

Wrapping up

WordCamp is a must-attend event if you are interested in WordPress. It’s your chance to meet with like-minded people from Nepal and other countries as well. So, if you are one and are around Kathmandu, let’s catchup at the event on 17th and 18th of March. You can still get your tickets here and if you are a student, there’s a special price for you here. Also, the official hashtag for the event is #wcktm2018.