WordCamp Pune 2015 will take place on 6th September!
The WordPress Lounge by Pune Wordex, The Word Lounge by Alphabet Sambar, The Selfie Hunt and Photography contests will run throughout the day.
Premanshu is a website designer at heart, a PHP programmer by chance, an entrepreneur by passion, a law graduate by qualification, abiker and an avid Reader.
He runs a web development firm – SunnyZ World and has been doing WordPress websites especially for SMEs and MSMEs.
Amit Kumar Singh
Amit Singh is a founder and CEO ofWPoets technology. He been working with WordPress since 2007, and contributed his first WordPress plugin to WordPress.org repository in 2008.
Harish Iyer (aka Harrish Iyer aka Aham aka @hiyer) is an icon for the common people. An Equal Rights Activist, he is best known for his quirky campaigns for the rights of Homosexuals, Women, Children and Animals.
Preetinder is Founder & CEO ofCityIT and loves all things open source. He is a regular contributor & promoter of open source software.
He has built his team and company around two popular open source systems WordPress & Drupal and is using & following WordPress / Drupal from about 9 years and can help you build almost anything using Open source software.
Saurabh has an opinion on everything and is often seen battling wits with his friends. He’s a serial WordCamp speaker and organiser of the local meetup group.
Aditya loves WordPress because he is an anarchist and works on WordPress for a living at rtCamp. He spends time on meetups, WordCamps and the community as part of general good karma.
Shaunak is a coder, a research felllow at IIT Bombay, teacher, writer, artist and budding standup comic. He’s very familiar with WordPress and interested in all things content as well as code. He started tinkering with computers when he was a child, and has not stopped since. He lives, breathes and teaches web-development, security and computer science. Code-chef who turns complicated nerd-fodder into easy geek-chow.
IdeaSmith is the digital doppelganger of Ramya Pandyan (intrepid train-traveller and frequent spouter of post-midnight rhymes and rants). As IdeaSmith she battles obscurity and slays boredom with her stories about men, books, digitalia and Mumbai.
Michael is a BuddyPress enthusiast, with experience designing and building themes and plugins.
He is co-founder of BuddyBoss, a company that helps entrepreneurs to create successful BuddyPress communities. He previously managed the development and growth of SongLyrics.com, one of the most highly-trafficked websites in the world with over 100 million annual visitors.
Raghavendra is a Digital Accessibility Consultant at Deque Systems. He is also a Digital Marketing Strategist, Speaker, and Blogger & Entrepreneur. He keeps himself actively involved in the technology space & uses various assistive technologies in his day to day life.
Vachan became an entrepreneur in 2002, at 17, when he started his firm KDC (Krazy Devil Creationz). It has grown into a full-fledged web solutions agency. He ventured into eCommerce Consulting in 2009 and started KDC Pay which assists startups in building full fledged eCommerce sites with Payment Gateway accruing and integration.
Alex is an SEO / SEM, Internet Marketer with a wide variety of work experience across industries and domains like Films, TV Production, Customer Service, Politics, Government Operations, Press Relations, Graphic & Web Design to finally Internet Marketing & SEO.
Nisha Singh is a Quality Analyst at WPoets Technology LLP. She is also a member of WordPress theme review team since 2010 and has reviewed more then 1300 tickets on WordPress theme trac.
Sathish is a Founder and CEO of SNR Technologies. He’s been a proud WordPress evangelist since 2007 when he started coding with WordPress. He’s a PHP programmer, UI designer, WordCamp Speaker and a contributor to WordPress 4.0.
Andy is a Happiness Engineer at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, Jetpack, Akismet and more. He’s a member of the WordPress.org Community Contributor group, and has organised, volunteered, or spoken at over two dozen WordCamps.
Siddharth Ashok is a Front-End and WordPress developer working with the Swedishweb agency Next Big Thing and lives in Panaji, Goa. He’s been using WordPress for almost a decade and has followed its journey from being just a blogging platform to CMS.
Jeremy loves to make people happy. Lucky for him, that’s what he does for a living at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. There, he divides his days between helping site owners use the Jetpack plugin, leading the Jetpack support team, and hiring new folks into the Automattic family.
Joshua is a Web Engineer at 10up who has been putting his WordPress expertise to good use by helping the wider community. He’s amongst the top 6% for WordPress on StackExchange; he earned bragging rights and some goodies by reaching the top 50 within two months of joining!
Rahul Bansal is the founder and CEO of rtCamp. He’s been using WordPress since 2007. Starting out as a blogger, he moved on to developing with WordPress within a year. He started one of the earliest WordPress only agencies in India which forayed into WordPress products with a great reception, all around.
Gagan Deep Singh
Gagan has nearly a decade of coding experience. He began his career working in one of the best WordPress agencies in Pune. He now works independently, freelancing on WordPress projects, managing servers and automating everything he can. According to him, there is no problem that WordPress can’t solve.
Karthik is Co-Founder and Chief Explorer of Hummingbird Web Solutions(hbwsl.com) which builds Open Source products for Web Developers and Web Designers. WordPress is a big part of what he does with WPeka(club.wpeka.com), CyberChimps(cyberchimps.com), SlideDeck(slidedeck.com) and DealFuel(dealfuel.com).
Priya Florence Shah
Priya Florence Shah has been an online publisher since 2001 and an active blogger since 2003. When WordPress emerged as an open-source CMS, she became a passionate advocate for using WordPress as a blogging and publishing platform. As Founder and CEO of Blog Brandz, she uses the power of blogs and social media to help her clients build communities and nurture loyal customers online.
Born with a sense of punny, tongue-in-cheek humor, Shrikant is a lovable know-it-all about anything and everything weird happening in Pune and across the world. He loves technology and is constantly trying to learn all things new.
Jitesh is a mobile and web programmer from Solapur. He has been using WordPress for the last 2 years. Apart from building small business websites using WordPress, he regularly conducts theme development workshops for beginners.
Shilpa joined the WordPress party a little late but has been completely enamoured by the WordPress community sincethen. She co-founded Hummingbird Web Solutions in 2011 which nurtures a number of popular WordPress products ( SlideDeck, CyberChimps , WPeka Club, WPAuctionSoftware and SurveyFunnel).
Priyanka is a web developer with a special interest in WordPress. She has been using WordPress for developing websites for clients for about 2 years now and loves to explore the possibilities of WordPress.
His full name is Christopher DeRosia; Topher comes from the second half of Christopher. He started building web sites with plain html on a VAX VMS system in 1994 but switched to PHP/FI when it came out. He was using plain PHP/MySQL until 2010 when WordPress 3.0 came out with Custom Post Types. Since then, he hasn’t really built with anything else.
Puneet’s first encounter with WordPress was when he started blogging at a thenpopular social media blog. Later he started with WordPress development, co-founded a city blog which received great response and became the most popular of all the local blogs.
Hailing from Colombo, Sri Lanka,Mahangu first found WordPress when he stumbled upon 0.70 in the dark recesses of #wordpress on Freenode. He has used and provided support for every major release of the software, and is excited about the impact the platform can have on South Asia.
Sagar Jadhav from Pune is a Product Head with rtCamp. He’s been building, websites, themes and theme-frameworks for six years now and is one of the best front-end developers around.
Arun is an entrepreneur, blogger and internet addict. After a 12 year stint in the IT Industry across three continents, he came back to India to start on his own. His two startups have had mixed success.
He is the founder of Armoks Interactive Labs and the founder-editor at Trak.in. Trak.in is one of the most popular virtual destination for Indian technology news and views. He and a team of passionate writers present insightful and analytical stories on technology, telecom and the startup world.
Hailing from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Minesh is a passionate PHP developer. From 2008 to 2014 he grew very fond of the MVC architecture and worked extensively with CakePHP.
Ankit started his professional career with open source technologies like PHP and MySQL. Before he could start anything else, he chanced upon WordPress and since then he fell in love with WordPress development.
WordPress has been Harshad’s platform of choice for development for over seven years, now. He joined OnTheGoSystems (the makers of WPML, WCML, Views, Types, CRED and Layout) in December of 2011.
Bigul is from Kozhikode, Kerala. He started his career as a core PHP developer in 2005. In 2008 he came across WordPress and a year later, he was developing WordPress websites for clients. Since January of 2012 he’s been working as a QA Analyst with OnTheGoSystems.
Sumit swings both ways in the WordPress ecosystem. He’s both a developer and a blogger who writes about technology, tips and tricks for smartphones, the internet, code and above all, WordPress.
Originally from San Francisco, Joe is a Bangkok based WordPress developer. He spends about half the year on the road, often working with limited internet connectivity and a distributed team. Coding from airplanes, buses, boats, and cafes around the world, he quickly felt the need for a robust local/remote workflow.
A Web developer, UI/UX hacker, Free Software activist, Doctor Who fan and all round geek. Gaurav discovered WordPress in 2009 and fell in love. He even ran a web development services company for 5 years completely revolving around WordPress. Primarily a theme developer, he also dabbles in non-traditional uses of WordPress.
Sudar has been programming for more than a decade and is a polyglot. He has written production code in more than half a dozen programming languages – and most of it was using Vim!
Akshay discovered WordPress in 2008 and has been in love with it since then. He started moonlighting on small client projects and custom plugin development. He subsequently tried to bootstrap a WordPress services firm just to discover that services is not something that he wants to do for a living.
Getting to Pune
From within India, Pune has enough trains, buses and taxi services available from anywhere in the country. By train, you need to get to Pune Junction, the main railway station. If not, Shivaji Nagar Station is also fine.
Buses have different stops depending on where they are coming from and where they are going. Please check with the operator.
All flights are operated from a military airport controlled by the Indian Air Force.
Pune airport is served by almost all domestic carriers. The number of flights is however limited since it is a military airport. Currently, international flights operate only to Dubai and Frankfurt.
via Mumbai: So, if you are coming from outside India or if you don’t have a direct flight to Pune from your city, it is a good idea to get to Mumbai. Mumbai and Pune are connected by a multitude of taxi cab services, trains, private buses and public buses.