Pre-WordCamp Schedule: Beginners Workshop and Mixer event

WordCamps are more than just the single day conferences. They often include a lot of supplementary events organized by the local community.

WordCamp Pune is no different- we have two events lined up for tomorrow (aka the day before WordCamp 😱)

Beginners Workshop & Buildathon

Open to anyone- with or without a WCPune ticket. Lets learn about the WordPress project? What is WordPress as a software and ultimately learn how to setup a WordPress website for yourself.

Carry a laptop along and stay around to get introduced to WordPress. If you are just curious about WordPress, or want to get a blog started or want to get started as a developer, this might a good place to start.

The workshop will be conducted by Saurabh Shukla with many WordPress experts around to help you out.

Beginners Workshop and Buildathon (Pre-WordCamp event)

Saturday, Jan 14, 2017, 10:00 AM

Thought Works
6th Floor, Binarius Building, Deepak Complex, National Games Road, Shastrinagar, Yerawada Pune, IN

1 Exchangers Attending

Open to anyone- with or without a WCPune ticket. A collaborative workshop in which everyone helps everyone else learn WordPress guided by experts.

Check out this Meetup →

Mixer Event

WordCamps are social events that reward social interaction.

Exactly like the name implies, this event is intended to help you socialize (mix around) with other attendees and speakers.

The mixer is intended to provide an informal setup for attendees and speakers to interact with each other. There are no planned activities, expectations or barriers to entry- you just need to show up and be open.

I’m not sure… I am shy / I don’t speak English / I’m not from Pune.

Don’t worry, we are here for you <3

Seriously though, most of the WCPune organizing team and a lot of volunteers will be in attendance.

Come over and ask us to introduce you to anyone else, and we will oblige. If nothing else, you can chill with us!

Mixer Event (Pre-WordCamp Event)

Saturday, Jan 14, 2017, 5:00 PM

Ness Wadia College of Commerce
V.K. Jaog Path, 19, Bund Garden Rd, Sangamvadi Pune, IN

1 Exchangers Attending

The mixer is intended to provide an informal setup for attendees and speakers to interact with each other. There are no planned activities, expectations or barriers to entry- you just need to show up and be open.Show up at the Open Air Theatre.

Check out this Meetup →

Yogesh Londhe on Random Hacks of Kindness and its impact

Yogesh has taught in schools in India, China, Tajikistan over the past 25 years. He is a technology enthusiast and believes that power of technology can be used for social good.

He is a lead of at the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) community in Bangalore. Yogesh wants to bring such concepts and introduce them at a WordCamp, because he loves using WordPress because of the community around and its FOSS principles.

Yogesh will join Saurabh Shukla in a interview style discussion about how open source communities work, what motivates people to contribute time and skills for the community and the impact such ideas make with examples. – The WordPress Hackathon for Charity comes to Pune!

There are a lot of good things that are done in this world thanks to non-profit organisations. They serve society and try to make sense of the crazy world we live in.

While many non-profits organisations do attract a lot of talent, they often find getting a helping hand from tech experts difficult. This is true especially for small and focused non-profits.

How often have you heard of a impressive non-profit but found they had no presence online?

d0_action: A WordPress Hackathon for charity in Pune

All of us involved with Pune WordPress Knowledge Exchange, are happy and proud to welcome to the first ever do_action WordPress Charity Hackathon in India.

What is do_action?

do_action is a function used through out WordPress. The idea of this event and the name of this function match perfectly. This WordPress charity hackathon started initially in Cape Town, South Africa.

It will the held in Pune, and in fact the whole of India for the first time.

You can read more on the do_action about page.

do_action hackathons are community-organised events that are focussed on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. Each do_action event includes participants from the local WordPress community coming together to plan and build brand new websites for a number of local organisations in one day.

What do we do?

  1. As WordPress enthusiasts, we help non-profits build a WordPress powered solution– get a website or setup a payment gateway, set up a simple WooCommerce store, etc.
  2. We also conduct live training and workshops for members of such non-profits and other WordPress newbies and beginners (Beginner’s Workshops). So, you can learn WordPress.
  3. You can help solve the participant’s queries and in understanding how to use WordPress. (Beginner’s Happiness Bar)
  4. You can also contribute to the WordPress project during your time there.

Who can participate?


Anyone who can help build a WordPress website. Bloggers, programmers and administrators, anyone who knows how to build a basic WordPress website or teach someone how to use WordPress can contribute. Experts and newcomers, are all welcome.


If you are an agency or a team, you can participate as a team and help build WordPress solutions for non-profits.


If you are or know a non-profit that can benefit from this initiative, please fill out the application form here. Otherwise, get in touch with the organisers on FacebookTwitter or mail to us at

When & where is do_action?

It is scheduled on 14th January 201710am to 4pm.

Thanks to ThoughtWorks

This event will take place on 14th January, 2017. It will be conducted at the ThoughtWorks office in Pune.

Internet and space has been sponsored by ThoughtWorks and like last year they have been excellent supporters and very thoughtful in helping out the local WordPress community conduct workshops and hackathons.