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Delhi is hosting India’s first Wordcamp!

Wed, Feb 18, 2009

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For Indian bloggers,specially Delhi bloggers, web additcs February 2009 will always be a month to remember, with aquantity and quality of events that kept the community buzzing.

If you dont know, Delhi has this month already hosted Mozilla Camp on 10th Feb for which I was not fortunate enough to be able to attend it though I wanted so badly as I am a Firefox fan.

Then Delhi was host to Twestival too on 12 Feb 2009, which was a global event organised simultaneously in 175 countries to support charity:water.

And now, a real treat for wordpress users,fans,developers in Delhi and all over India: India’s first ever Wordcamp is being organised in Delhi on 21st and 22 Feb!

The mega event is being organised by Delhi Bloggers Bloc.
Now the best part. The highlights/biggies of the event are:
- Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, will be joining us! Its once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the brain behind the world’s most popular blogging platform.
- Om Malik, named one of the 100 most influential bloggers by cnet.
- Amit Aggarwal, of labnol, the BIG name of Indian blogosphere and the most successful Indian blogger.

Even if you dont use wordpress or you dont use wordpress, the above mentioned celebreties are themselves reasons enough to attend the event. (Just in case you dont know what wordpress is: WordPress is a state of the art blogging platform and is the preferred by most number of bloggers around the world. The power of wordpress lies in the customisation it offers by the means of plugins to enhance your blog’s virtually every aspect and turn it into a full fledged CMS. If you dont already use wordpress or are thinking of starting blogging, wordpress is all you need,look no further)

The event venue is Adobe, NOIDA: [map] (Adobe is also the sponsor for the event along with AUTOMATTIC)

            I-1A, Sector 25A
            Noida, U.P. 201301
            India
            Tel: +91 120 244 4711

Timings: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

If you are interested,

You can also register on the spot, thought the fees will be slightly higher.

The agenda from the event page:

Day 1
09:00am – 10:00am: Registration/giveaways
10:00am – 10:05am: Welcome Address by Priyanka/Twilight Fairy – founder Delhi Bloggers Bloc
10:05am – 10:15am: Keynote by Om Malik, Gigaom
10:15am – 11:00am: “State of the word” by Matt Mullenweg
11:00am – 11:45am: Using WP to implement a radio site – Shreyas, from RadioVerve
11:45pm – 12:30pm: Implementing SEO in your WP blog : Abhinav Gulyani
12:30pm – 01:15pm: LUNCH
01:15pm – 02:00pm: How to get started after installing WordPress by Abhijeet Mukherjee, Jeetblog
02:00pm – 02:45pm: Optimising ads on your WP blog : Amit Agarwal, Digital Inspiration
02:45pm – 03:45pm: Interactive talk – Intellectual property rights/copyrights : Pavan Duggal, Advocate, Supreme court of India
03:45PM – 04:00pm : Tea/coffee/snacks
04:00pm – 05:00pm : quiz for attendees + press interviews by Matt/Om
05:00pm – 05:45pm : Open house discussion with Matt & Om
05:30pm – 06:00pm: Closing of day 1

Day 2

09:00am – 09:30am: Registration /giveaways
09:30am – 09:35am: Welcome Address by Priyanka/Twilight Fairy – founder Delhi Bloggers Bloc
09:35am – 10:15am: WordPress as CMS for business sites : Ravish Ahuja, justskins.com
10:15am – 10:45am: WordPress, a lifestyle – Praval Singh
10:45am – 11:15am: Personal galleries and social networks with WP & Adobe AIR – Aditya
11:15am – 11:30am: Tea/coffee/snacks
11:30am – 12:00pm: Feature suggestion contest for WordCamp with Matt
12:00pm – 12:45pm: WordPress.TV – by Matt Mullenweg
12:45pm – 01:30pm: Writing WordPress plugins – Karthik Bala
01:30pm – 02:15pm: LUNCH
02:15pm – 03:00pm: Interactive talk – the amended India IT act 2000 – Pavan Duggal, Advocate, Supreme court of India
03:00pm – 03:45pm: Adobe’s new AIR apps – Adobe representative
03:45pm – 04:00pm: Tea/coffee/snacks
04:00pm – 04:45pm: Panel discussion moderated by Rajiv Dingra, WATBLOG – topics, speakers to be announced
04:45pm – 05:30pm: How to secure your WP blog by Mayank Gupta
05:30pm – 06:00pm: Feedback/closing of the event

Please note, the schedule may vary slightly on the actual day

Dammit, i am having my exams till 21st Feb and my exam will be over at 5:00 pm. SO i wont be able to attend 1st day. I cant believe i will miss Amit’s sessions :(

Anyway, if you have sometime, make sure not to miss it. (And dont forget to capture day one and share it with me)  :)

BTW, that is not all. Delhi will also be seeing a BarCamp from 28Feb-1March and a blogcamp from 7-8 March. I will write about them later.

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16 Comments For This Post

  1. abhinav Says:

    aww man!! stupid exams.. :( even i have exam till 3:30…. i wanted to get started with wordpress….

  2. Mayank Says:

    If i had my last exam getting over at 3:30, i would have gone.
    But you can still go,atleast on 22nd. I can tell you it will be worth every buck,you dont get to see these people everyday!

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