Speakers

Hardeep Asrani

Hardeep is a WordPress developer and a huge Star Wars fan from Kanpur. He loves contributing to WordPress community in many ways, including support, themes, plugins and more. You can find him on Slack pretty much all the time exploring different parts of WordPress community.

Bigul Malayi

Bigul hails from Kerala and started his web development journey as a PHP developer in 2005. He has been working with WordPress since 2008.

From 2012 January onwards he started to work in OnTheGo Systems (the makers of WPML & Toolset) as QA & Support Analyst.

Bigul credits WordPress as his bread and butter. He is also the organizer of WP Kochi and Kozhikode community.

Siddharth Ashok

I am is currently working with Indian-Swedish Web agency WebbDesinger aka Next Big Thing, as Front-End and WordPress developer.

I have been using WordPress for almost a decade and have followed its journey from being just a blogging platform to CMS. Operating from Goa, India, I work with several Scandinavian clients developing custom themes and plugins.
Find me on Twitter @siddharthashok.

Rohit Motwani

I am a front-end developer working mostly on JavaScript and its frameworks like React (with Redux). I am also a WordPress plugin developer, theme reviewer, and a budding theme developer. I love WordPress and the community behind it. I also work as a free WordPress theme reviewer at JustFreeThemes.com.

Apart from that, I am a final year Computer Science Undergrad Student at DIT University, Dehradun, where I lead campus communities like: Google Student Community, Mozilla Student Club, and Microsoft Student Community. I have also been selected as one of the Microsoft Student Partner from India and also been mentoring many of my mates to help learn technical stuff like coding and WordPress.

You can check my work on WordPress.org & Github.com.

Anjali Rastogi

Anjali is a Freelance Creative & Technical Content Writer, a WordPress Blogger, a Social Media Manager, and a Digital Marketing Advisor. With an enthusiasm to connect with audiences and clients on a professionally-personal basis, she has been active in the sphere for almost three years now. Since it has been only a year since she fell head over heels for WordPress, she chooses to call herself a ‘Striving WordPress enthusiast.’ Primarily, a guest blogger for some of the leading WordPress websites, Internet Marketing is Anjali’s favorite niche to blog on.

You can catch her on Twitter: @angelrastogi

Hari Shanker R

Hari is a Happiness Engineer at Automattic, and lives in the beautiful city of Kochi, with his wife. He has worked as a Banker, Journalist, and as a WordPress Project Manager with a startup, prior to joining Automattic. WordPress is Hari’s raison d’être. He stumbled-upon the content management system in 2005, as a gawky teenager researching for a way to host his blog online, and since then, there was no looking back! The journey eventually led him to Automattic, where he helps customers build amazing eCommerce websites using WooCommerce.

Hari has created, maintained, developed, and marketed several websites, and web applications using WordPress, and is also a compulsive blogger. Hari is a strong believer in the potential of WordPress, and the Open Web, as an agent of positive change – his motto in life is to make the world (and the web) a better place.

Alexander Gounder

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.

For the last four to five years he has been involved with the Indian WordPress Community which has helped him use WordPress for his clients at Ink my web better.

He’s often seen ranting about politics on Twitter.

Catch Alex on Twitter: @gounder

Suyogya Shukla

I am Suyogya Shukla. I’m a WordPress designer & developer. I love everything about the web, french fries & Sci-Fi Movies. I’m a Happiness Engineer at ThemeIsle where I make sure users are always happy with the products. And by the way, did I tell you I’m just 17?

Rahul Bansal

Rahul is the founder and CEO of rtCamp – the only WordPress.com VIP Partner from Asia.

His WordPress journey began in 2007 when he was looking for ways to customize his blog. Later on, he moved from professional blogging, freelancing to starting rtCamp in 2009.

At work, Rahul plays multiple roles, switching between sysadmin (his favorite), to a salesman and everything else company demands from him.

Over the years, Rahul has contributed to the WordPress community in different ways as a WordCamp speaker, organizer, volunteer, polyglot, theme/plugins developer.

Outside of WordPress, he loves spending time with his son and is a self-proclaimed foodie.

Varun Dubey

Varun Dubey is an established web entrepreneur who has been offering expert web services for the last 6+ years. A WordPress, BuddyPress, and WooCommerce expert. Varun Dubey, currently working as Support & Maintenance Manager at BuddyBoss.

Formerly, the one of founder member of Wbcom Designs – an ace WordPress agency from North India; Varun Dubey is focused on developing and implementing ingenious and client-centered brand experiences. He has a solid web presence and is an active member of the WordPress community. Also, the torch-bearer of the WordPress community in North India’s Lucknow, he has been actively organising regular WordPress meetups for the enthusiasts. With a power-packed vision for the WordPress community at local levels, he is definitely contributing his fair part for the awareness.

At his speaker session, he will be speaking about “Engaging BuddyPress for building community sites with WordPress”. In the session, he will be discussing the power platform that BuddyPress is and how it can be utilised for building resourceful WordPress community websites.

You can get in touch with him over Twitter, LinkedIn and Skype @vapvarun.

Abhishek Deshpande

Abhishek is web technology consultant based in Nagpur. with 10+ year of experience in Web Development, Digital Marketing across various domains.

Abhishek , currently working as Solutions Architect at Peenak Solutions, started with WordPress version 1.8.  Part of WordPress community since last 5 years.

You can find Abhishek on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Marius Cristea

I’m working as a CTO for themeisle.com, a WordPress development company focused on selling themes and plugins.  I’m a full stack developer, with a background in computer science and a strong passion for problem solving and helping people.

Ankit K Gupta

I am WordPress lover and by nature a QA Test Engineer at BuddyBoss and Tea addict, son, brother, friend, lover, WordPress junkie 🙂