Our First List of Confirmed Speakers

As our ‘call for speakers’ enters its final week, we have already confirmed a few speakers. WordCamp Mumbai 2015 should be a great meeting point for local WordPress users, enthusiasts and developers to listen to and interact with many experts from around India and also around the world.

We were lucky to get applications from around the world and also a few locally.

Today we are announcing a first list of four confirmed speakers.

Sam Hotchkiss

Sam Hotchkiss has been working with WordPress for the last 10 years. Over that time he worked as a freelancer, built a successful agency, raised venture capital and started a product business, BruteProtect, which was acquired by Automattic in 2014.

Sam now works on the Jetpack team at Automattic and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wonderful wife and their three dogs.

Speaker Session: Goodbye to /wp-admin

Amit Sharma

Amit is a self-taught designer-developer, who runs a development firm by the name of 13 Llama Studio in Mumbai, who specialize in making WordPress do things that you have probably not heard of. Besides development, he likes to spend his time with music, photography or on a road trip.

Speaker Session: WordPress as the backbone of a mobile app

Konstantin Obenland

Konstantin is a WordPress developer, and Core contributor based in Southern California. After contributing to Twenty Twelve, he was the backup lead and main developer for Twenty Thirteen and Twenty Fourteen, the most recent default themes.

At Automattic he’s is part of a team that contributes back to WordPress full time. He enjoys craft beers and good food — sometimes so much that he blogs about it.

Speaker Session: Building Themes: Lessons Learned from Contributing to Default Themes

Rahul Bansal

Rahul Bansal is founder & CEO of rtCamp. He is using WordPress from 2007 and developing on WordPress from 2008.
These days he is focused on making WordPress sites faster using Nginx through his EasyEngine project.

Speaker Session: Debugging WordPress Performance using EasyEngine

We have confirmed a few more speakers and some final details are being worked out. We will publish a second and possibly third list over the next week.

The call for speakers is still open and if you plan to speak at WordCamp Mumbai 2015 – I advise you to apply fast!

Links: Apply as Speaker | List of Confirmed Speakers

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