WordCamp Nepal 2016 Account Details

We wanted to post the accounts for the public to see.  We want to be transparent and show that, the profit is going being utilized for conducting free meetups and /or the next WordCamp. We wish to continue the spirit of sharing the knowledge to the community in any way possible.

Budget Wrangler: Sweta Shrestha
Prepared by: Sweta Shrestha and Anil Basnet
Checked by: Sakin Shrestha

WORDCAMP NEPAL 2016 Expenses (in Nepali Rupees)
Particulars Payments Receipts
Local Sponsors (1 Platinum, 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze, 2 Micro) 540,000
Ticket Sale 247,500
International Sponsor (WordPress Foundation) 120,000
WordCamp Nepal 2012/2013/2014 surplus 441,591
Monthly Meetup Expenses (Incl: venue, refreshment, printing) 132,254
Venue 37,600
Lunch, Tea/Snacks for ~ 270pax 148,500
Printer (Purchase) 38,720
Presentation Slider (Purchase) 2,900
Belkin Multiplug (Purchase) 15,200
Apple mini display port to VGA Adapter (Purchase) 4,900
Video Shoot & Production 50,000
Audio Video Rental 16,000
Sound System Hire 20,000
Token of Appreciation (for Sponsors)
29,400
Certificate for (Organizers and Volunteer) 2,800
T-Shirts 141,075
Custom Tax for Landyards 500
Communications (recharge cards) 3,000
Printings (Flex Banners, Coupons and Paper Prints) 43,640
Stationary & Logistics 5,377
Table, Chair, tent rental in Venue 5,300
Stickers 1,000
Organizer/Sponsor/Speaker  Preparation Parties
51,750
Volunteers/Organizer Party 15,320
Paypal fee for tickets 250
Internet (Wages for Worldlink’s technicians) 2,260
Transportation / Petrol 6,600
Gifts for Photography Competition 800
After Party(~123 pax) 39,600
Miscellaneous Expenses 6,000
Sub Total 758,936 1,349,841
Surplus for WordCamp 2016 and related activities
590,905
TOTAL 1,349,841 1,349,841

Thank You!

We concluded first version of WordCamp Kathmandu on 19 November 2016. But this was not the first ever WordCamp in Nepal though. WordCamps in Nepal were organized under the name of WordCamp Nepal and had been since the formation of WordPress Nepal in 2011. But starting this year, in order to encourage other smaller communities in the country as per an unofficial announcement of WordCamp Central, the concept of WordCamp Kathmandu was born.

Without YOUR support, we would not have been this successful. So, we would like to thank all who helped making WordCamp this grand and awesome. Without Sponsors, WordCamp Kathmandu would have never happened. Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters who have supported this event and making it available to WordPress enthusiasts. Cheers to our organizers and volunteers. Because of them WordCamp Kathmandu happened again this year, even though we all are going through tough situations. Special thanks to all speakers for sharing their knowledge and experience to all WordPressers. Big thanks to all attendees who participated the event helped making the event a success. Also, thanks to all who could not attend the venue, but always helped in the organization of the event and support every possible way for the WordCamp.

WordCamp Kathmandu 2016 has ended, but has opened door for future WordCamp in other cities also. We really hope WordCamp Kathmandu 2017 will also be even more magnificent.

Result of #wcktm2016 Photography Competition

We all know, we had photography competition for WordCamp Kathmandu 2016. We are glad to announce the winners of the Photography Competition. 2 winners are selected from the photo shared in Facebook or Twitter with hashtag #wcktm2016.

1. Amit Kumar Singh

Memory within memory.
Memorizing begins of the WordCamp Nepal.
Present and past at the same frame.
Of-course, all of the things will be missed.

2. Amit Bajracharya

One of the most popular trend in this age, Selfie.
Proud to share moment of an attendee in the WCKTM2016 group photo.
See, how large is it? 🙂 WordPress community at Nepal.

Both winners, please contact organizing team to collect gift hamper. If you are not able to collect yourself, please inform us about the authorized person you recommend who will be able to collect it from Acclaim Technology. Cheers!

Update:

Mugs for winners of #WCKTM2016 Photography Contest
Biplab Subedi receiving prize on behalf of Amit Kumar Singh, winner of Photography Contest
Amit Bajracharya

Things You Need to Know About WordCamp Kathmandu 2016

100% GPL

  • Speakers: Please make sure that everything you are going to present at the event is GPL compatible. Please consult with our Speaker Wranglers if you have any confusion.
  • Sponsors: You will be provided a stall according to your sponsorship level. You can showcase you products in the stall but they all should be GPL compatible. Non-GPL products are not allowed to be showcased. In case any non-GPL products are found to be exhibited, then stall will be closed immediately.
  • Good Read: The Four Freedoms

Code of Conduct

Hashtag

  • The official hashtag for the event is #wcktm2016.
  • You can use this hashtag if you want to share about WordCamp Kathmandu 2016 in your social media accounts.

Photography Competition

  • We are having a photography competition in the WordCamp. Use the hashtag #wcktm2016 with your photos to participate in the competition. See this link for more details.

Early Registration

  • You can register early on Friday, 18 November, 2016 at Acclaim Technology to avoid any hassles on the day of the event. Early registration will be open from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Registration – Event Day

  • Registration will start at 9:00 AM. See schedule.
  • Registration will close at 10:30 AM.
  • The Swag Store will be open the entire day so no need to worry about not getting the swags.

T-shirts

  • You will get an attractive T-shirt with each registration. If you have not entered the T-shirt size in the registration form, you can get one from the Swag Store. If your desired size is not available, we will provide you one two weeks after the event. Please contact the registration desk for more detail.

Sessions (Schedule)

  • You can see the full schedule online here. Printed schedule will also be provided to you during registration.

To the Speakers

  • Presentation slides must be submitted a day before the event.
  • Presentation files must be compatible with Mac or Windows.
  • For presentation, it is recommended for speakers to bring their own laptops. If you are not able to bring one, we will make the necessary arrangements to provide you one.

To the Participants of Workshops

  • It is better to bring your own laptop to use and engage in the workshops. Please make sure it’s fully charged.

After-party – YAYE!

Introducing Our Final Round of Speakers

After rolling out our first round and second round of speakers, WordCamp Kathmandu, Nepal 2016 is pleased to announce our final round of speakers!

Vishal Basnet is a plugin developer at Code Pixelz. He has been developing WordPress plugins for more than 2 years.

Panel Discussion Topic: Kickstarting your career in WordPress.

Sweta Shrestha has been contributing to theme reviews at Catch Themes from last 2 years, and loves her work. Sweta is also a key contributor to WordCamp Kathmandu, Nepal 2016, overseeing the financial aspect of the whole event.

 Panel Discussion Topic: Kickstarting your career in WordPress.
Surendra Shrestha is an enhanced Software Engineer, born and grown at Kathmandu. A Happiness WordPress Developer, who has more than 8 years of experience and more than 800 different projects with Worldwide clients in his back. He powers most of his client’s architectures with WordPress, helping them to better communicate their values and successes.
Panel Discussion Topic: Kickstarting your career in WordPress.
Sakin Shrestha is a technology entrepreneur and an avid WordPresser from Kathmandu, Nepal. He is the owner of Catch Internet Pvt. Ltd. and co-founder of Acclaim Technology. He is also a co-owner at ThemeReview.co.

He will give opening remark for WordCamp Kathmandu 2016.

Kanchha Kaji Prajapati along with 2 Front-end developer will conduct a workshop about SASS  based on  the WordPress. In the workshop, they will talk about the awesome features of SASS and guidelines to set up a project. At the end of the workshop, the participants will get adequate knowledge and be able to code using SASS along and with based on WordPress Theme.

Woskshop Title: SASS for WordPress

Mishal Rai is a designer and front-end developer.

Woskshop Title: SASS for WordPress

Ritesh Shakya is a Front-End Developer and Designer Lead at Web Experts Nepal. Its been 5 years that he has been working as a Front-End Developer. In the journey of his career he started as Graphic Designer and learned many different tools about the designing like CSS, SASS, Photoshop, illustration.

Woskshop Title: SASS for WordPress

Kishor Kumar Mahato is an enthusiastic practitioner of best programming execution who is in love with the logic and structure of elegant and effective codes. With an intense passion in creating value in the form of functional and reliable software, he has already managed to create some handy applications and software.

Workshop Topic: Getting Started with WP REST API

Ashok Maharjan, works as a senior web developer at Eagle Vision It. He has been involved in web developement since 2012. He focuses on developing plugins, themes and giving suppport.

Workshop Topic: Getting Started with WP REST API

Abiral Neupane, from Kathmandu has been in the journey of Web programming for 4 years, and is presently the project manager of Eagle Vision IT. Apart from the professional work, Abiral loves to spent his time with Music and read about the latest trend of Web. Talking about music, recently he has been involved as a Lead Vocalist in Nhuja Band.

Workshop Topic: Getting Started with WP REST API

Visit the Speakers page to learn more about each of them. If you haven’t bought your tickets, you can get it from here. You can contact us if you have any queries, feedback or suggestions.

Getting Started with WP REST API Workshop

Abiral NeupaneKishor Mahato and Ashok Maharjan will be conducting a workshop that will cover what is WordPress REST API. How can you use it and why you should use it.

If you would like to participate in this workshop, kindly fill up the following forms. Please fill up the form soon as there are only a limited seats available. Then we will get in touch with you with list of things to bring, if any.

SASS for WordPress Workshop

Kanchha Kaji Prajapati, Mishal Rai and Ritesh Shakya will conduct a workshop about SASS  based on  the WordPress. In the workshop, they will talk about the awesome features of SASS and guidelines to set up a project. At the end of the workshop, the participants will get adequate knowledge and be able to code using SASS along and with based on WordPress Theme.

If you would like to participate in this workshop, kindly fill up the following forms. Please fill up the form soon as there are only a limited seats available. Then we will get in touch with you with list of things to bring, if any.

Announcing the #wcktm2016 badges

There is only a week left for WordCamp Kathmandu 2016 and we all are really excited about the event. So, today our amazing design wrangler, Pinjal Pradhan, gives you a chance to tell the world that you’re joining us in WordCamp Kathmandu 2016.

Website badges!

Pick the ones you are related to, download the image and put it on your website. Let everyone know you’re attending, organizing, volunteering, speaking or sponsoring. Add it to your social media accounts with hashtag #wcktm2016.

ATTENDEE_WEBSITE_BADGE

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Introducing our second round of speakers

After rolling out our first round of speakers, WordCamp Kathmandu, Nepal 2016 is pleased to announce our second round of speakers!

Sushil Adhikari is a youth and disability rights activist currently working to raise awareness on disability rights and issue in Nepal and beyond. He is currently working to promote accessible and adaptive technologies for the persons with special needs.
Topic: WordPress Accessibility: why should you consider this carefully?
Regan Khadgi is WordPress Lead Plugin Developer at AccessPress Themes and Co-founder of WP Happy Coders with 4+ years of service in the company along with experience of teaching IT skills to hundreds of younger generation IT enthusiasts.
Topic: Fundamentals of Premium Plugin Development
Utsav Singh Rathour a WordPress enthusiast and a developer by passion. He is the co-founder of Code Pixelz and also the co-founder of Code Themes Co. He is now looking to work on larger SaaS-based projects with WordPress in the back.
Topic: WordCamps : Making the most out of it
Sudeep Balchhaudi is a WordPress Developer, working as Theme developer at eVision themes. As a theme developer and developing theme for wordpress.org, he have had hands on experience following the guidelines of submitting themes.
Topic: Ensuring chances of theme acceptance in wordpress.org directory
Suwash Kunwar is a founder of WEN Solutions. Prior to forming a company that works on Theme Review and Support, he was a passionate coder possessing high patience level.
Topic: Administer WordPress with WP-CLI

Visit the Speakers page to learn more about each of them. If you haven’t bought your tickets, you can get it from here. You can contact us if you have any queries, feedback or suggestions.

WordPress Meetup for WordCamp Kathmandu 2016

WordPress Meetup specially focused on WordCamp Kathmandu 2016 was organized on 6 November 2016. Mr Sakin Shrestha, Lead Organizer, informed us about the reasons we were holding WordCamp Kathmandu instead of WordCamp Nepal this year. He introduced all who are giving hands to make the event grand like organizers, volunteers and others. WordCamp Kathmandu 2016 is going to be held on 19 November 2016. If you have not yet got ticket, click here for more information.

Here are few glimpses of WordPress Meetup for WordCamp Kathmandu 2016.