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See you in 2016 (or may be at our next meetup)

We are back from WordCamp Pune and had a great time there!!

If you did notice WordCamp Mumbai getting mentioned there a lot (Thanks Saurabh) and was wondering what’s really happening. I have the insider scoop for you ūüėČ

But this is also an end post for WordCamp Mumbai 2015 of sorts so I have some info to share with you about this WordCamp before I go on to the next one.

Money Matters First:

So we’d like you to know how much we spent and on what. This helps us maintain transparency and also if there something that we are paying too much for you can always point it out, who doesn’t love saving!

So here’s our Statement of Accounts

Watch them again:

We have uploaded the session videos here on WordPress.tv

Please Note: that videos get moderated before going live and may take time, so please be patient if a certain speaker video isn’t up yet or you could pester us about the same as well.

Now to WordCamp Mumbai 2016

We are in the initial stages of pre-planning, figuring out our budget, venue and getting them approved before we move forward.

In 2016, one of our Organizers from last year Sanat Hegde will be leading the charge, and I will be stepping back only from being Lead Organizer and will continue being part of the WordCamp. It’s important to note that Sanat was an attendee at WordCamp Mumbai 2014, attended meetups thereafter, joined our organizing team last year and now is leading WordCamp Mumbai. We have built an open group here which is always looking for volunteers to help with meetups, workshops and WordCamp, So join in here.

If you are interested in Sponsoring, Speaking or most importantly Volunteering; you can subscribe to our Blog here, as we will be making announcements about the same there.

If you really feel that there is something you need to ask us about, you can just go ahead and use the form next the subscribe option.

Meetups are more fun!

While WordCamp is this big ticket event, Meetups happen regularly (at least one a month). Meetups are a great place to meet fellow WordPress Enthusiasts and make life long friends.

We prefer using volunteers who attend meetups as we are more confident when we meet people face to face, regularly.¬† If you would like to speak at the WordCamp, but aren’t very confident, you can also get in touch with us about speaking at the meetup, as a trial.

So Signup for a meetup here.

BTW did I mention that this is WordPress Chapter Program Meetup, which means anyone can organize a WordPress Meetup.

Introducing our latest Sponsor – Mobapper

We are excited to have yet another bronze sponsor, Mobapper.

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Mobapper helps you create native mobile apps for your WordPress website in minutes without writing a single line of code. You can create apps for iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry. All of your content will be readily available in the apps.

Mobapper will take care of publishing and maintaining the app in multiple app stores. Publishers can monetize these apps using admob.

You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter

Like our other sponsors, the Mobapper would also be attending WordCamp Mumbai. You can meet and learn more about all our awesome sponsors during the WordCamp.

 

WP Oven joins us a sponsor

We are glad to announce that WP Oven has joined WordCamp Mumbai 2015 as Bronze Sponsors.

WP Oven

WPOven is a Managed WordPress VPS Hosting with an inbuilt Site Builder, which can be used to build great looking sites on the fly. WPOven servers are optimized for WordPress and runs a stack comprising of Nginx, Varnish, PHP-fpm & APC.

There is no limit to the number of sites that can be added or the number of visitors per server. WPOven also includes a white label Clients Manager, using which the WPOven users can manage there client’s sites running on there WPOven server and also invoice them and provide support to them.

WPOven also includes Daily malware monitoring, One click Staging sites, Daily backups on S3, Real Time server and site stats along with a dedicated support team, all this starting at $19.95 per month.

You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter

Introducing Sponsor – rtCamp (Bronze)

We would like to introduce rtCamp which is a Bronze Sponsor at WordCamp Mumbai 2015. rtCamp answered our Call for Sponsors and came on board as Bronze Sponsor to support the WordCamp in Mumbai.

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Started in 2009, rtCamp offers WordPress consultancy services and products. rtCampers consistently contribute to WordPress core and other open-source projects.

Introducing Sponsor – Jetpack (WordCamp Champion)

We would like to introduce Jetpack by Automattic which is a WordCamp Champion at WordCamp Mumbai 2015 and part of the WordCamp’s Multi-event Sponsor program supporting many other WordCamps like ours.

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Jetpack can supercharge your self-hosted site with a suite of the most powerful WordPress.com features.

To learn more about Jetpack visit jetpack.me

Introducing Sponsor – Bluehost (WordCamp Champion)

WordCamp Mumbai wouldn’t be possible (at least not at this scale) without the support of our Sponsors.

We would like to introduce Bluehost which is a WordCamp Champion at WordCamp Mumbai and part of the WordCamp’s Multi-event Sponsor program supporting many other WordCamps like ours.

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Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over one million WordPress sites. Their goal is to provide outstanding hosting services and customer support for the best possible price. Bluehost is also constantly innovating and upgrading their services and infrastructure at no additional cost to their customers. Join the millions of other website owners that have already chosen Bluehost and see how they can help you with your site.

And if you didn’t already know, Bluehost is now in India, you can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Contribute to WordCamp Mumbai by Sponsoring us

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Call for Sponsors

WordCamps would not be possible without the sponsors who basically fund this great gathering of WordPress users, developers, bloggers, designers and enthusiasts.

This is the third WordCamp in Mumbai, and the second one being organized by our Mumbai WordPress Meetup Group. We are looking to make this event an even bigger success than 2014, but our plans are tied to the generosity of our sponsors and contributors.

So here is our “Call for Sponsors

This year we have included an additional slot for Individual Sponsors. This is not just a great space to Market your products and services, but also to hire hence we have included an option to setup desks in a couple of the slots.

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Call for Volunteers

WordCamp Mumbai 2015 is on track. The dates finalized for the two-day WordCamp are 7th and 8th, March 2015. The venue is the same as last year, which is Maniksabha Griha, IES College of Management, Bandra West, Mumbai.

We already have some volunteers, who have been attending our regular monthly meetups. Please feel free to join the Mumbai WordPress Meetup community.

WordCamps are not possible without a community of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please get in touch with us by filling in details in the form below.

One way of the best ways to volunteer is by spreading the word about WordCamp Mumbai.

Volunteer form for this WordCamp is now closed!