This weekend, I will be attending WordCamp Mumbai 2016 in India. I am really looking forward to meeting our neighbors because there is so much we can do together.
Across the border in Nepal, we have been following the rapid development of India’s WordPress community with a lot of interest. It is exciting for us that India’s theme development community is making a name for themselves internationally.
My trip will be a good opportunity for Nepal’s WordPress community to build a closer relationship with the WordPress community in Mumbai. I see that there will be people from Bangalore and Pune also attending, so I will get a chance to meet people from the WordPress community in other Indian cities too. I want to see if we can explore the potential of doing something on a larger scale — such as organizing WordCamp Asia together.
I will also be speaking at the event. I will be drawing from my own experience developing and reviewing themes to shed light on various theme development approaches that exist, and provide tips on how to choose a particular approach that is right for you.
When developing any theme, choosing the right approach can make or break your theme. I hope my talk will help developers choose an approach that is suited to their theme development goals, increasing their chances of making a great theme, but having a good time doing it.
We were glad to host Bryce and Saru from Automattic during our WordCamp in Nepal last year, and I am looking forward to catching up again in Mumbai. I am also looking forward to meeting Naoko, who will be coming all the way from Japan.
It has been a long time since I visited Mumbai. When I was last there, I was still very young, and have very few memories. I am looking forward to exploring the city, and having a great time.
If you have any recommendations on things I should not miss in Mumbai, please do let me know here.