Speakers

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.

Ajit Bohra

People call me a tech geek, fitness enthusiast, wannabe Super Randonneur. I call myself a humble guy tapping my keyboard, writing custom WordPress implementations for my clients in India & Abroad.

With an experience of over 8 years in WordPress, where I traversed from basic WordPress theme setups to now implementing complex applications on top of WordPress, I run a boutique agency out of a corner of Mumbai called “LUBUS”.

I can be reached on ajit@lubus.in, followed on www.twitter.com/ajit.bohra and stalked on www.instagram.com/ajit.bohra. My work profile can be seen on http://www.lubus.in, https://github.com/ajitbohra, https://profiles.wordpress.org/ajitbohra

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

Divyadeep Sawhney

Divyadeep Sawhney is the founder & CEO of eDeepie – an IT consultancy offering services to offshore clients since 2014.

His journey with WordPress started when he was playing around with open-source technologies to develop MVP for his first startup in 2013. He says “I am using WordPress since I started out in this business world. Today, WordPress is the most-used technology of my business because we prefer working with open-source technologies & delivering easy to use applications to our clients.”

Inspired from WordCamp Udaipur 2017, Divyadeep’s love for WordPress made him start a local WordPress meetup chapter in Chandigarh in February 2017. He is a budding WordPress Community Deputy who recently completed his training.

You can get in touch with him over various social networks mentioned in his personal website http://divyadeepsawhney.com

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.