WordCamp Kathmandu 2022 Concluded last weekend with 450+ awesome attendees. DevotePress was proud to represent WordCamp Kathmandu 2022 as the official media partner. And we, being the official media partner of WCKTM 2022, live-tweeted the major parts of the event. The two-day conference was filled with interesting presentations, talks, workshops, and fun activities. WordCamp Kathmandu 2022 has been concluded and here we have brought you a complete overview of the event that happened on September 3rd and 4th, 2022.
Everything that Happened at WordCamp Kathmandu 2022
DAY ONE: THE OFFICIAL WORDCAMP DAY
The first day of WordCamp Kathmandu 2022, which is also known as the official WordCamp day started with a huge inflow of attendees in Alice Receptions, Garidhara. Alice Receptions was the best place located in Garidhara which was easily accessible. There were three halls – Hall Action, Hall Filter, and Hall Workshop all set for the biggest WordPress conference of Nepal.
The organizers and volunteers of the event were present at the venue way many hours before the attendees started to roll in. The registration desk, sponsors’ desks, swag store and happiness bar were all set outside the three halls. As per the schedule, the registration for the event started at sharp 8.30 A.M. The organizers and volunteers were very busy managing the event. The attendees flooded into the stalls to grab their swags right after the registration.
This year there were many interesting stalls like WP Developer, Yoast, Adminify, Arraytics, Sparkle Themes, XpeedStudio, WP Creative, Codeable, and Outside. All the attendees were having fun at these stalls collecting swags and other stuffs. Also, there was some amazing job opportunities posted on the board by Catch Themes, Web Experts, and Sparkle Themes.
The opening remarks were delivered by Utsav Singh Rathoure, Lead Organizer. He welcomed all the attendees and thanked all the sponsors, organizers, volunteers for making WordCamp Kathmandu 2022 possible.
After that Suvash Khadka delivered a community speech. And, there was a Ujwol Thapa scholarship announcement that was delivered by Chairperson of Ujwal Thapa Foundations, Mrs. Erika Adhikari.
Then, the actual WordCamp Kathmandu 2022 began.
The overall quality of the presentations was excellent. As mentioned earlier, there were three halls – Hall Action, Hall Filter, and Hall Workshop featuring different speaker sessions including one Q&A session.
Hall Action accommodated the sessions for nine speakers throughout the day:
- Thinking the React Way For WordPress Developers – Sakar U Khatiwada
- Accelerate Your Migration Process with WP CLI – Lax Mariappan
- Creating WooCommerce Addons – Saloni Mehta
- Harnessing The Power of GraphQL in WordPress – Sandip Basnet
- WordPress Deployment with CI/CD – Aayush Shrestha
- Vertical Rhythmn:Efficiency in WordPress Theme Layout – Ashish Rai
- Making Money From WordPress as a Student Developer – Bishwas Thapa
- Mastering Developer Tools – Surendra Shrestha
- The Secret Life of Fonts – Saif Hassan
Meanwhile, Hall Filter featured the following talks:
- Why Should You Hire Mothers Back Into The Workforce? – Alina Kakshapati
- How The Pandemic Has Influenced To Change The Content Writing Trends In 2022? – Subashish Chatterjee
- Scale Up Your Local Business in SEO and WordPress – Raju Khadka
- Social Media Marketing for WordPress Businesses – Vineet Rauniyar and Roja Shrestha
- Your Next Website In WordPress – Laxman Bhattarai
- Introducing WordPress Full Site Editing and Developing A Block Theme (A Workshop) – Bishnu Sunar, Shiva Shanker Bhatta, and Rohit Maharjan
- Contributing To Make WordPress – Hasanuzzaman
And there was two workshop in Hall Workshop
- WordPress Beginners Lab – Volunteers
- Gutenberg Block Development Workshop – Santosh Kunwar
And, right before the closing ceremony, there was a panel discussion : Importance of Community and Contribution in Hall Action. Utsav Singh Rathour moderated the discussion. And Yam B Chettri, Devin Maeztri, and Suvash Khadka were the panelists.
Besides these, WordCamp Kathmandu 2022 also featured a group photo session and celebration of 10 years of WordCamp Kathmandu after the lunch break.
The first day of WordCamp Kathmandu 2022 ended with closing remarks followed by distribution of Token of Appreciation to all the organizers, volunteers, speakers, and other supporters for their time and effort.
What else is better than ending a long day of sessions at WordCamp than a happening party, right? Baje ko Sekuwa, Battisputali was served as the venue for the after-party. It provided everyone a chance to hang out with fellow attendees, explore new ideas, and network after the WordCamp.
DAY TWO: CONTRIBUTOR DAY
The first ever Contributor day in the history of WordPress Nepal community was a great success with hundreds of attendees. The registration started at 9 A.M in the morning, followed by the introductory session and attendees were very positive about the Contributor day.
There were a total number of 10 teams divided for the Contributor day: Themes, Photos, Core, Training, Support, Polyglots, Plugins, Documentation, Patterns, and Meta. All the teams were led by specific WordPressers; Team Themes by Anil Basnet, Team Photos by Bijay Yadav, Team Core by Birendra Maharjan, Team Training by Labun Chemjong, Team Support by Prathamesh Palve, Team Polyglots by Priyanka Panjiyar, Team P[lugins by Qurina Shrestha, Team Documentation by Roshan Nagaju, Team Patterns by Trinisha Prajapati, and Team Meta by Umesh Balayar. All the attendees were seen very much involved in their respective teams and were contributing from their side.
All in all, WordCamp Kathmandu 2022 Concluded with a huge success. The hashtag #wcktm2022 got trending on Twitter during the two-day event. WordCamp Kathmandu 2022 gave everyone a chance to meet and network with a lot of new people, and learn a lot from talks an d discussion. A big thank you from DevotePress team to all the organizers, volunteers, and other supporters for their effort and dedication.